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Watch: “Jews To The Grave” – Man Topples Communal Kyiv Menorah

A Ukrainian nationalist videoed himself toppling over a huge communal menorah in Kyiv on Thursday while shouting anti-Semitic statements and posted the video online.

“To Ukrainians the power. The Jews to the grave,” shouted the Ukrainian, who was later identifed as Andrey Rachov.

“I want to show everyone how to treat foreigners who are occupying and taking over the country,” he said on the video, which quickly spread on social media.

The incident is being investigated by the police.

Rachov also tried to topple another menorah in Kyiv but was unable to accomplish his goal as the menorah was bolted to the ground.

Ukrainian nationalists have repeatedly engaged in anti-Semitic rhetoric as part of their protests against Ukraine’s Jewish president, Vlodymyr Zelensky.

On Sunday, Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba condemned the incident on Twitter.

“I condemn in strongest terms Thursday’s brutal attack on a Jewish menorah in Kyiv,” Kuleba wrote. “I welcome the swift reaction by law enforcement agencies identifying the perpetrator. He now faces criminal charges and I‘m convinced justice will be served. No place for anti-Semitism in Ukraine.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

5 Responses

  1. Memo to all the mindless Breslov who are already planning on their trip to Uman next fall once the panedmic is over. If you want to subsidize this anti-Semitic filth, perhaps you should finally say enough is enough and go party elsewhere.

  2. When this brutal beast is caught, he needs to be taken up in the cherry picker with them {hands & legs bound for the safety of the Chabad Shliach and guests thereof} and toppled over:- מידה כנגד מידה; Anything short of that, would constitute a total travesty & lack of justice.

  3. Jews should not be living in countries with long histories of anti-semitism. This isn’t the Middle Ages, when moving from one country to another was very difficult and Jews had no place to go. BH this is the 21st century, there are airplanes and a state of Israel. My mother grew up in a part of Eastern Czechoslovakia that is now the Ukraine and she always told me how boorish the locals were, even when they weren’t drunk.

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