Statue of nationalist blamed for pogroms against Jews is unveiled in Ukraine

A new statue of a Ukrainian nationalist who is blamed for the murder of tens of thousands of Jews during the Russian Revolution, was unveiled Saturday in Vinnitsa, in an area of the city once known as Yerusalimka (Jerusalem), just some 200 meters (600 feet) from a small, functioning synagogue.

The city, located 260 kilometers (160 miles) southwest of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, already has a street named for Symon Petliura.

Soldiers of Petliura’s Ukrainian People’s Republic were responsible for 493 out of the recorded 1,236 pogroms and other violent incidents against Jews in 524 Ukrainian towns during the Russian Revolution, from 1918 to 1921, although Petliura’s actual role remains unclear.

Erection of the statue is part of an ongoing move by Ukrainian authorities to replace Russian street names and monuments with Ukrainian ones as a reaction to the ongoing war against Russian-backed separatists in the eastern Ukrainian areas of Donetsk and Lugansk.

Last year, Ukraine observed a minute of silence for Petliura on the 90th anniversary of his assassination in Paris.

A French court acquitted Sholom Schwartzbard, a Russia-born Jew, of the murder, even though he admitted to it after the court found that Petliura had been involved in or knew of pogroms by members of his militia. Fifteen of Schwartzbard’s relatives perished in the pogroms.

In the city of Uman — a major pilgrimage site for Breslov Hasidic Jews, a new monument recently appeared to commemorate Ivan Gonta, an 18th century Cossack involved in a massacre of Jews, Poles and Eastern Catholics.

Vinnitsa’s pre-war Jewish population estimated at 28,000 was murdered by the Nazis and was immortalized in the iconic photograph The Last Jew of Vinnitsa. The photograph, found in an album belonging to a German soldier, shows a member of Einsatzgruppe D about to execute a Jewish man who kneels before a mass grave.

Ukraine’s prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman, is Jewish on his father’s side.


Kill All The Kikes Man

Kill All The Kikes Man

Oh yeah, kill all the kikes man
Oh yeah, kill all the kikes man
The Kike man call themselves superior
For they know how to take over
The Kike man came to plunder my nation
Then he tells to pay him holocaust reparations

Oh yeah, kill all the kikes man
Oh yeah, kill all the kikes man

No I did not like when the kike man offends men
Kikes raped our people and raped our country
All the things I loved and cherished kikes already took away
I will be rid of them, soon shall be the day

Oh yeah, kill all the white man,
Oh yeah, kill all the kikes man

Oh yeah, kill all the white man.
Oh yeah, kill all the kikes man

Kill off the kikes man!

Victorious Against Jews

Victorious Against Jews

Seems like the competition is riding on our ass
Seems like they were hoping that we would fail
This world has come to raise their guns to our heads
We will prove ourselves worthy
We shall be the ones

We will be victorious
For we won’t lose the battles anymore
Jews always act mysterious
But we shall remain victorious

Seems like Jews are plotting, plotting our demise
With weapons they have made around their own destruction
Jews will never see that we shall master our own destiny
For we shall never be called victims of our own memories

Dont Jews ever get tired and feel like killing themselves?
Don’t kikes ever feel like, they shall die soon enough?
Don’t Jews ever feel fitred of wondering when they shall die?
Don’t Jews ever feel tired and feel like burning off?
Seems like Jews are taking their sweet time to die
Sipping poisons in their beds, enjoying their demise
We won’t have to wait, to unlesh all this hate
With semi automatic guns, to blow Jews off this world


Behold The Jews And The Power They Hold

Behold The Jews And The Power They Hold

I told them once
But they shall say it again
When you live on the flesh
It shall be the beginning of an end
Kikes will take you in
And they will spit you out
Behold the Jews
And the power they hold!

Hatred is a virtue laced with pleasure that becomes sweet
One of their many faces that they try to hide beneath
Jews will take you in
Jews will spit you out!
Behold the Jew
And the power that they hold!

In the new
Jews already knew
From our first battle
They already knew
To never let go
These words that they speak no more

Like a slash
To their face
They see it and know it is there
When my hatred shows
Its perfect face
Jews will be prepared to die!

Violence kills
Like bullets carried by my hands
The end of their time
Shall be a time to begin!

Kikes will take you in
And spit you out
Behold the Jews
And the power they hold!
Jews will build you up
In their way and tear you down


Canada rabbi takes blame for Holocaust memorial’s omission of Jews

MONTREAL — A Canadian rabbi who participated in the planning of a Holocaust memorial monument whose plaque omitted any reference to Jews apologized for what he said was inattentiveness.

Rabbi Daniel Friedman of Edmonton made the apology in an interview this week with the Ottawa Citizen about a gaffe that ended with the removal of the plaque of the Canada National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa ahead of its replacement with a plaque that does mention Jews.

At the Sept. 27 opening ceremony of Canada’s first Holocaust memorial, “we suddenly realized an egregious error has been made,” said Friedman, who chaired the advisory council on the monument’s creation.

Bernie Farber, a former official of the defunct Canadian Jewish Congress, and Mira Sucharov, a Carleton University professor in Ottawa, criticized the “misplaced outrage” caused by the mistake.

But it soon became evident that although the Holocaust monument was an unambiguously “Jewish” site, the error was chiefly the council’s, with part of the blame put on the government’s Heritage Ministry, the governmental arm responsible for the monument.Initially, Jewish critics and partisan politicians blamed senior Ottawa bureaucrats and even Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who spoke at the opening and had previously made a similar gaffe.

The controversy erupted soon after the $7.2 million memorial’s opening, even making the pages of the New York Times and Washington.

In January, President Donald Trump was heavily criticized for a White House statement on International Holocaust Memorial Day that did not mention Jews, but rather victims of the Nazis.



The Jewish people do not have the right to self-determination, though Palestinians do, Joint List MK Haneen Zoabi said in a speech in Dallas last week.

Zoabi said “the Jews are not a nationality, so we cannot talk about self-determination for the Jewish people.”

However, she added, “the Israelis, they can have self-determination, but not as a Jewish State, within a secular democratic state.”

On Saturday, Zoabi was the keynote speaker at a gala in Dallas for the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development, an American pro-Palestinian organization.

Zoabi called for Palestinians to “define the matter of self-determination – not for the Jews, for the Israelis.”

The Jerusalem Fund removed the video of Zoabi’s speech from YouTube, but a 40-second clip is still available on the Channel 20 News website.

According to Channel 20’s translation of the speech, Zoabi said it is “absurd” to think that Jewish and democratic can go together, and that Israel has racist laws, citing the Law of Return as an example, as well as not automatically allowing Palestinian spouses of Israeli Arabs from automatically becoming citizens.

According to one of the Basic Laws, anyone who denies Israel’s existence as a Jewish and Democratic state, incites to racism or supports armed conflict against Israel by an enemy or terrorist organization is disqualified from running for the Knesset. Both Zoabi and the Balad party, of which she is a member and which is currently part of the Joint List, have been blocked by the Central Elections Committee on those grounds, however, the Supreme Court overturned the ban.

Zoabi was suspended from the Knesset for six months in 2014 for incitement, after she justified Hamas shooting rockets at Israel and the abduction of three Israeli teens by Palestinians.

Ukraine arrests 3 alleged terrorists accused of targeting Jews in Uman

Ukrainian police arrested three men they said were terrorists who, in their efforts to pit ethnic groups against one another, also targeted Jews in the central city of Uman.

The men were arrested earlier this month at a border crossing while carrying explosives, according to the KP news site. Citing unnamed officials from the regional prosecutor’s office, the news site reported that the suspects were planning to blow up a monument for Hungarians in a bid to escalate tensions over legislation in Ukraine that outlaws the use of Hungarian at elementary schools.

The three suspects were also behind a string of anti-Semitic incidents, according to the report, including the hurling on Sept. 21 of a grenade at Jewish pilgrims in Uman, where 30,000 Jews convene each year on Rosh Hashanah to celebrate the Jewish holiday near the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.

They are also accused of dousing a synagogue in Uman with red paint in 2016 and leaving a pig’s head there – an incident that many people attributed to hatred of Jews and locals’ growing dissatisfaction with problems associated with the pilgrimage.

They are further accused of spraying the words “death to Jews” on the synagogue in Chernivtsi in November and trying to set fire to the synagogue in Lviv in July. The suspects denied these and other allegations.

Though prosecutors have not said this, the arrests prompted theories that the three suspects were working for Russia to exacerbate social tensions in Ukraine and give the country a bad image abroad.

Russia and Ukraine, where for long decades under communism the media accused Western agents of sabotage, have exchanged similar allegations after 2014, when a revolution led by nationalists in Ukraine toppled the rule of former president Viktor Yanukovych, whom some critics said was a corrupt Russian stooge. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine and backs separatists in Ukraine’s east.

The two countries have also exchanged accusations of anti-Semitism in an apparent attempt to discredit each other in the West.

Canada Holocaust memorial omits any mention of Jews, anti-Semitism

Canada’s government removed a plaque at a new Holocaust memorial that omitted any reference to Jews or anti-Semitism.

The National Holocaust Memorial, in the capital of Ottawa, was inaugurated last week by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

On Tuesday, a lawmaker from the opposition Conservative Party criticized the “profoundly obvious omission.”

“If we are going to stamp out hatred toward Jews, it is important to get history right,” said MP David Sweet.

Following its removal, Heritage Minister Melanie Joly said the plaque would be replaced with a new one “that reflects the horrors experienced by the Jewish people.”

She also stressed that the memorial “commemorates the 6 million Jews as well as the 5 million other victims that were murdered during the Holocaust.”

The original plaque memorialized the “millions of men, women and children murdered during the Holocaust” and the “survivors who persevered and were able to make their way to Canada after one of the darkest chapters in history.”

In Justin Trudeau’s Canada the new Holocaust Monument plaque doesn’t mention Jews, Anti-Semitism or the 6 Million.

Although the plaque failed to mention the millions of Jews murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust, Trudeau emphasized his commitment to combating anti-Semitism during the inauguration of the memorial last week.

“Today we reaffirm our unshakeable commitment to fight anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and discrimination in all its forms, and we pay tribute to those who experienced the worst of humanity,” Trudeau was quoted by the BBC as saying. “We can honor them by fighting hatred with love, and seeking always to see ourselves in each other.”

Prior to the opening of the monument last week, Canada was the only country from the Allies in World War II that did not have a Holocaust memorial, according to the National Post.

A similar omission caused waves in the US earlier this year after American President Donald Trump issued a statement for International Holocaust Remembrance Day that failed to mention Jews or anti-Semitism.

The White House later defended the statement, saying Jews weren’t the only group targeted and murdered by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime.

Jews relieved after Swedish neo-Nazis bypass synagogue on Yom Kippur march

JTA — Jews in the Swedish city of Gothenburg expressed relief on Monday after a neo-Nazi march on Yom Kippur bypassed the city’s main synagogue and the community received hundreds of messages of support from groups and individuals.

On Saturday, some 600 members of the far-right nationalist Nordic Resistance Movement, or NRM, marched in Gothenburg and 50 were arrested when they did not follow their assigned route, clashed with counterprotesters and tried to walk toward the Scandinavia Book Fair, the largest literary festival in Scandinavia. Among those arrested was the group’s leader, Simon Lindberg.

Jews had worried about harassment and vandalism during the march, which was rerouted after appeals by the Jewish community that it not pass the synagogue on Judaism’s holiest day. Police presence around the synagogue was heavy, with cars patrolling the area as well as a helicopter and a boat in a nearby canal. The synagogue also provided additional security.

Despite this, Yom Kippur services went on as usual and had a large turnout, community chairman Allan Stutzinsky told JTA.

Jews in Gothenburg had worried that the synagogue would be vandalized with swastikas over the weekend, Stutzinsky said. Instead they woke up on Sunday to find that people had drawn hearts with chalk around the building in support.The Gothenburg community, which is typically under tight security and has approximately 1,000 official members, feared not only the neo-Nazi marchers but potential left-wing counterprotesters, Stutzinsky told JTA earlier this month. People affiliated with the NRM were responsible for anti-Semitic threats that led to the shuttering in April of the Jewish community center in Umea, a city in northeastern Sweden, according to Stutzinsky.

Amid wide media coverage of the march, the community received hundreds of messages of support from groups and individuals. Stutzinsky, who earlier this month compared present-day anti-Semitism to that in pre-World War II Europe, praised the response.

“The threats exist, but they don’t dominate society. Civil society in Sweden stood up for us in a way that the civil society in Germany didn’t do in the ’30s. We have received a lot of support,” he told JTA.

Last month, the Jewish community appealed a police decision to allow the NRM to march along a route that would have taken them only about 200 yards from the city’s main synagogue on the Jewish holiday. The neo-Nazis had originally wanted to march on the main streets of Gothenburg, but the police offered the alternate route near the synagogue.

After appeals by the Jewish community, as well as several other groups in Sweden, an administrative court in Gothenburg rerouted the protest. The Anti-Defamation League and the World Jewish Congress also urged the Swedish government to ensure the Jewish community’s safety.

Still, the fact that the march took place was worrying, Stutzinsky said.

“We have people who openly follow Nazism and who publicly show that they are Nazis and that they have that agenda,” he said of the marchers.

Aron Verstandig, chairman of The Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities, said Monday that the incident represented a larger trend of the rise of the far right, citing recent demonstrations across Sweden. On Thursday, Verstandig spoke with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven about the march. Lofven denounced the rise of neo-Nazi groups and said the government needed take action to combat such organizations.

Though the far right is worrying, the largest threat to the community comes from Islamist terrorism, said Verstandig, who also serves as chairman of the Jewish community in Stockholm. He cited recent terror attacks against Jewish institutions across Europe, including in 2015 on a synagogue in nearby Copenhagen that left one dead.

The community isn’t going anywhere, but the various security threats take a toll, he told JTA. The synagogue in Stockholm uses more than a fifth of the money it raises from membership dues to pay for security, in addition to members volunteering to patrol the synagogue.

“There is always something you need to consider,” Verstandig said. “If you go to the kosher grocery store in Stockholm and want to buy some ground meat, that meat is more expensive because there has to be security. It affects everything. If you want to go to a Shabbat dinner, we have to spend money on security. It makes it harder.”



Swiss Green Party MP Jonas Fricker said during a debate over animal protections in the National Council legislative body on Thursday that Jews deported to the Auschwitz extermination camp had a better chance of surviving than pigs sent to industrial livestock farming.

Fricker’s alleged belittling of the Holocaust triggered outrage in Switzerland, causing him to resign on Saturday.

He said on Thursday that “the people who were deported there [Nazi extermination camps] had a chance to survive. The pigs go to a certain death.”

“You know the photographs, the documentary films from Europe that show the unspeakable industry livestock farming – they are transported to a certain death,” Fricker continued, adding that the last time he recalled seeing a documentary about the transport of pigs, photographs of the mass deportation from Schindler’s List came to mind.

The Swiss National Council debate covered the Fair-Food-Initiative and the standards in the industrial farming sector. The Swiss media was blanketed with coverage of Fricker’s comparison between pigs and Jews during the Holocaust.

According to the Swiss website 20 Minuten, the Swiss People’s Party politician Roland Rino Buchel said he was “shocked” that a speaker would contend it is worse for animals today than the people back then in Auschwitz.

In response to the outrage Fricker said he “would to apologize in all forms for my inappropriate comparison.”

The news outlet also reported that Jonathan Kreutner, secretary-general of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities, said “such a comparison is, of course, unsupported. Fricker sees that and immediately apologized to us and [apologized] in parliament,” he said.

Fricker, 40, has been a member of parliament since 2015.