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Jewish National Fund opens office in Ukraine

Jewish National Fund opens office in Ukraine

Opening ceremony attended by President Isaac Herzog, vice chairman of JNF and Jewish community leaders.Dan Verbin, 06/10/2021 22:22
Pres. Herzog: Israel supports diplomatic solution between Ukraine-Russia

Pres. Herzog: Israel supports diplomatic solution between Ukraine-Russia

President Isaac Herzog meets with Ukrainian counterpart in first State visit of his presidency.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2021 17:52
President Isaac Herzog leaves for Ukraine visit

President Isaac Herzog leaves for Ukraine visit

Pres. Isaac Herzog departs to Ukraine for first state visit, praises Ukraine Pres. Zelenksy's 'commitment to the war against anti-Semitism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2021 14:56
This German lawyer is seeking justice for a perpetrator of the Babyn Yar massacre

This German lawyer is seeking justice for a perpetrator of the Babyn Yar massacre

80 years after Babyn Yar Holocaust massacre, a German lawyer seeks trial for last living alleged perpetrator.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 01/10/2021 08:31
President Herzog to visit Ukraine in first state visit

President Herzog to visit Ukraine in first state visit

Marking 80 years since the Babyn Yar Massacre, President Isaac Herzog will fly to Ukraine for the first state visit of his presidency.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/09/2021 20:04
Ukraine Parliament passes law banning anti-Semitism

Ukraine Parliament passes law banning anti-Semitism

Ukraine bill will 'contribute greatly to the global battle against the hatred and discrimination of Jews,' Natan Sharansky says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/09/2021 13:05
Zelenskiy aide: Assassination attempt to scare Ukraine leadership

Zelenskiy aide: Assassination attempt to scare Ukraine leadership

Top aide to Ukraine president says assassination attempt against him was designed to intimidate the president.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/09/2021 23:58
Assassination attempt on Ukraine president's aide

Assassination attempt on Ukraine president's aide

Driver wounded in volley of gunfire on car of senior aide to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/09/2021 17:35
Lebanese TV issues formal apology for 'Ukrainian prostitutes' comment

Lebanese TV issues formal apology for 'Ukrainian prostitutes' comment

Lebanese politician causes a diplomatic incident with Russia and Ukraine when he refers to women from those countries as 'prostitutes.'MEMRI, 22/09/2021 09:26
Ukraine: Israeli man seriously hurt on way back from Uman

Ukraine: Israeli man seriously hurt on way back from Uman

46-year-old man in serious condition in traffic accident while returning from Uman after Rosh Hashannah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2021 18:04
Father of 10 identified as victim of Ukraine road accident

Father of 10 identified as victim of Ukraine road accident

Man killed in car accident near Uman, Ukraine, identified as Avraham Levi, a father of 10 from Beit Shemesh.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2021 11:21
MDA teams in Uman report high percentage of positive tests

MDA teams in Uman report high percentage of positive tests

MDA teams running the testing centers in Uman report a high percentage of positive COVID-19 test results.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/09/2021 21:38
In Uman, a Jew collapses and dies

In Uman, a Jew collapses and dies

Jewish man visiting Uman for Rosh Hashanah collapses and dies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/08/2021 13:39
Report: Jewish group caused 'irreversible harm' to Ukraine Jewish cemetery

Report: Jewish group caused 'irreversible harm' to Ukraine Jewish cemetery

Jewish group renovating a Jewish cemetery in Ukraine accused of damaging headstones.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 26/08/2021 15:33
Ukraine: SS symbol is 'font gone wrong,' cafe owners say

Ukraine: SS symbol is 'font gone wrong,' cafe owners say

Owners of Ukrainian cafe housed in a former synagogue say logo resembling Nazi symbol was a ‘font gone wrong’ mistake.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 26/08/2021 12:42
Hijackers seize aircraft in Afghanistan, fly to Iran

Hijackers seize aircraft in Afghanistan, fly to Iran

Plane dispatched by Ukraine to evacuate Ukrainians from Afghanistan hijacked, taken to Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/08/2021 10:58
Travelers to Uman to test before boarding plane home

Travelers to Uman to test before boarding plane home

Minister Matan Kahana presents plan to allow hasidim to travel to Uman for Rosh Hashanah. 'This year, there will be no discrimination.'Hezki Baruch, 20/08/2021 08:15
Canadian Jewish org calls for removal of statues linked to Nazi war crimes

Canadian Jewish org calls for removal of statues linked to Nazi war crimes

Friends Of Simon Wiesenthal Center again calls for two Edmonton monuments to be taken down after graffiti highlighted their Nazi-links.Dan Verbin, 16/08/2021 18:34
Ukraine OKs Uman pilgrimage for vaccinated arrivals

Ukraine OKs Uman pilgrimage for vaccinated arrivals

Ukraine health official approves arrival of hasidim, including Israelis, ahead of Rosh Hashanah.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 14/08/2021 21:13
This Ukraine 'shtetl' was constructed by filmmakers

This Ukraine 'shtetl' was constructed by filmmakers

Filmmakers constructed an acre-sized shtetl for a Ukrainian WWII film. Now they want to preserve it as a museum.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/08/2021 08:16
MK Porush: 'Don't speak about Torah learning in yeshivas'

MK Porush: 'Don't speak about Torah learning in yeshivas'

MK Meir Porush slams 'bad' government's handling of coronavirus pandemic, says Torah study should not be spoken about publicly.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/08/2021 14:15
Ukraine: Pig skulls found on grave of Rebbe Nachman's daughter

Ukraine: Pig skulls found on grave of Rebbe Nachman's daughter

Vandals desecrate grave of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov's daughter Sarah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/08/2021 14:27
Plane crash victims from Ukraine to be buried before Shabbat

Plane crash victims from Ukraine to be buried before Shabbat

The bodies of three victims of a small plane crash in Ukraine will be brought for burial in England on a special flight before Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2021 14:58
MK Moshe Arbel meets Ukraine ambassador to discuss annual Uman pilgrimage

MK Moshe Arbel meets Ukraine ambassador to discuss annual Uman pilgrimage

MK Arbel meets Ukraine ambassador, expresses concern over 'current government's policies, behavior towards thousands of believing Jews.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 18:51
Ukraine: 3 yeshiva students killed in helicopter crash

Ukraine: 3 yeshiva students killed in helicopter crash

4 dead in helicopter crash in Ukrainian mountains.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 16:40
Rosh Hashanah in Uman back on the agenda

Rosh Hashanah in Uman back on the agenda

Religious Affairs Minister to meet with senior rabbinical figures in coming days.Hezki Baruch, 19/07/2021 02:07
First branch of European Chesed Centre inaugurated in Odessa, Ukraine

First branch of European Chesed Centre inaugurated in Odessa, Ukraine

After three days of inspiration, Rabbinical Centre of Europe concludes professional seminar in Odessa, Ukraine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/07/2021 11:41
Putin holds up Israel as a model of unity for Ukrainians and Russians

Putin holds up Israel as a model of unity for Ukrainians and Russians

Slavic peoples should learn from Jews on how to unite, Russian president says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 02/07/2021 07:44
BBC: Classified docs on 'Russian provocation' found at bus stop

BBC: Classified docs on 'Russian provocation' found at bus stop

A BBC report alleges almost 50 pages of secret info. regarding British warship that 'strayed' into Russian waters found 'in soggy heap'.Eitan Divinsky, 27/06/2021 15:10
Canada says senior Iranian official ordered downing of Ukrainian plane

Canada says senior Iranian official ordered downing of Ukrainian plane

Canada's final report on downing of Ukrainian plane in January of last year says the decision was made by a senior Iranian official.Elad Benari, 25/06/2021 05:35
Third victim of bleachers disaster: 39-year-old Eliyahu Karpel

Third victim of bleachers disaster: 39-year-old Eliyahu Karpel

Karpel was seriously injured when bleachers collapsed, had appeared to be recovering when condition suddenly deteriorated.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2021 07:46
Bennett speaks to President of Ukraine

Bennett speaks to President of Ukraine

Prime Minister Bennett speaks to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The two invite each other to visit their respective countries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/06/2021 00:02
Ukrainians decry 7 years of civil war, over 13,000 killed

Ukrainians decry 7 years of civil war, over 13,000 killed

Elderly in Ukraine complain of destruction, hunger as Russian-backed separatists battle the government with locals caught in the middle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/06/2021 11:36
Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine and Romania

Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine and Romania

2 Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe see headstones smashed in anti-Semitic incidents.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 07/06/2021 21:17
Reports: US prosecutors investigating Ukrainian meddling in election

Reports: US prosecutors investigating Ukrainian meddling in election

Federal prosecutors investigating whether Ukrainian officials meddled in 2020 presidential campaign with aid from Rudy Giuliani.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/05/2021 04:05
Jewish history and Holocaust studies scholar murdered in Ukraine

Jewish history and Holocaust studies scholar murdered in Ukraine

29-year-old man arrested in Ukraine over suspected murder this month of a prominent Holocaust and Jewish history researcher there.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 26/05/2021 22:46
Ukraine: 2 Israelis shot in Uman

Ukraine: 2 Israelis shot in Uman

Police on hunt for gunman after 2 Jews shot over Shabbat in city where Rabbi Nachman of Breslav is buried.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/05/2021 08:32
Iran dismisses Canadian court's ruling on Ukrainian plane crash

Iran dismisses Canadian court's ruling on Ukrainian plane crash

Iran says provincial Canadian court has no jurisdiction to rule on a claim for damages over crash of Ukrainian passenger plane last year.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 22/05/2021 02:04
Ukrainian parliamentarians: Recognize Hamas as terrorist organization

Ukrainian parliamentarians: Recognize Hamas as terrorist organization

Draft resolution condemning Hamas and recognizing it as a terrorist organization tabled in Ukraine's parliament.Elad Benari, Canada, 21/05/2021 20:09
Ukraine: Parade celebrates founding of SS 'Galicia' Division

Ukraine: Parade celebrates founding of SS 'Galicia' Division

Israel demands Ukrainian government condemn parade celebrating establishment of division of Nazi collaborators.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 21:16
Rare ‘fortress synagogue’ to return to Jewish ownership in Lutsk, Ukraine

Rare ‘fortress synagogue’ to return to Jewish ownership in Lutsk, Ukraine

Ukrainian town pledges to return to Jewish ownership remnants of 17th-century synagogue that Nazis partially destroyed and Soviets took overCnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/04/2021 13:55
Ukrainian ambassador: We asked Netanyahu to serve as a mediator with Russia

Ukrainian ambassador: We asked Netanyahu to serve as a mediator with Russia

Ukraine's ambassador to Israel: We asked Netanyahu to be involved as mediator because he has good relations with both Putin and Zelensky.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/04/2021 05:59
EU: Russian military buildup along Ukrainian border a 'matter of concern'

EU: Russian military buildup along Ukrainian border a 'matter of concern'

Europe's foreign policy chief states it will only take “a spark” to set off a confrontation on Ukraine's border between West and Russia.Dan Verbin, 20/04/2021 04:29
In wake of Russian tensions, NATO says support for Ukraine “unwavering”

In wake of Russian tensions, NATO says support for Ukraine “unwavering”

In response to Russian troop buildup along its border with Ukraine, NATO Secretary General says that organization "stands with Ukraine."Dan Verbin, 13/04/2021 18:40
Israelis will soon be able to fly to Uman

Israelis will soon be able to fly to Uman

Israel, Ukraine, work out plan to allow flights to resume, agree to appoint staffs to iron out details.Ido Ben Porat, 19/03/2021 12:19
Iran says 'human error' resulted in downing of Ukrainian jet

Iran says 'human error' resulted in downing of Ukrainian jet

Iran's civil aviation authority says “human error” is reason for passenger jet being shot down in January 2020.Elad Benari, 18/03/2021 04:08
Uman to be renamed for Nazi collaborator?

Uman to be renamed for Nazi collaborator?

Ukrainian senior academic proposes to rename city of Uman for Nazi collaborator.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 13/03/2021 19:04
Netanyahu, Ukrainian PM discuss pilgrimage to Uman

Netanyahu, Ukrainian PM discuss pilgrimage to Uman

Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on cooperation regarding the coronavirus.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 12/03/2021 22:25
Roof collapses on dilapidated 18th-century former synagogue in Ukraine

Roof collapses on dilapidated 18th-century former synagogue in Ukraine

Large parts of historic synagogue in Brody, Ukraine, collapse. 'If no changes take place, we'll lose a unique monument,' Jewish group says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 06/03/2021 18:55
Jewish lawmaker starts impeachment push against Ukraine’s Jewish president

Jewish lawmaker starts impeachment push against Ukraine’s Jewish president

Vadim Rabinovich, leader of Ukraine's largest opposition party, launches impeachment bid against president over closure of 3 TV stations.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 05/02/2021 14:19
Chinese ice cream tests positive for COVID-19

Chinese ice cream tests positive for COVID-19

No indication anyone contracted COVID-19 from ice cream, government says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/01/2021 12:13
In Ukraine, far-right protesters demand Israel apologize for communist oppression

In Ukraine, far-right protesters demand Israel apologize for communist oppression

Nationalist protesters accuse Israel and Jews worldwide for communist atrocities in the Ukraine, demand Israel take responsibility.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 08/01/2021 14:55
In Ukraine, hundreds march with torches in annual tribute to Nazi collaborator

In Ukraine, hundreds march with torches in annual tribute to Nazi collaborator

Israel slams torchlight march in Kyiv honoring Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian nationalist and Nazi collaborator who murdered thousands of Jews.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 04/01/2021 07:12
Iran creates compensation fund for victims of downed plane

Iran creates compensation fund for victims of downed plane

Iran to pay $150,000 for each victim of Ukrainian passenger plane that was shot down by Iranian forces outside Tehran last January.Elad Benari, 31/12/2020 06:19
Ukraine International Airlines fined for 'public humiliation' of Jewish travelers

Ukraine International Airlines fined for 'public humiliation' of Jewish travelers

Israeli court fined UIA NIS 5,000 for incident that occurred almost 3 years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/12/2020 14:55
‘Jews to the graves,’ Ukrainian ultranationalist shouted as he toppled Kyiv menorah

‘Jews to the graves,’ Ukrainian ultranationalist shouted as he toppled Kyiv menorah

Radical Ukrainian ultranationalist shouts 'Jews to the graves' while toppling menorah in downtown Kyiv.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 14/12/2020 14:27
Rabbis around the world pray for coronavirus-stricken Ukrainian president

Rabbis around the world pray for coronavirus-stricken Ukrainian president

Prominent rabbis from Israel and the Diaspora pray for the speedy recovery of Ukraine's coronavirus-stricken president, Volodymyr Zelensky.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/11/2020 10:25