Monday, February 15, 2016

Crimea: "Jews are guests and if they don't like it, they should go back to their Holy Land"

Last week an Israeli MK visited Crimea after the Jewish community asked him to come and help them save a school building.   The visit sparked a diplomatic row between Ukraine and Israel.

Via NRG:

Earlier this week a movement called "Russian Patriots" protected in Sevastopol against the local Chabad synagogue.  The protesters demanded that the Chabad activists be banned from the city.
Signs included one saying "Chabad and Kolomoyskyi - out of Crimea", referring to the Jewish-Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi, who is very active in trying to return Crimea to Ukraine.

One speaker said that the synagogue was built on the graves of men who defended the Russian Orthodox Crimea and that sacks of bones were removed from the building site.  "The Russian Orthodox religion unifies us all and we're the landlords here. All the other people should remember they're just guests, and if they don't like it - then they can go to their Holy Land."

See also:  Russia: Opponents of Chabad synagogue say movement is anti-Christian, funding war in Ukraine

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