Public hearings in the presidential impeachment inquiry began Wednesday (Nov. 13), as witnesses marched to a congressional office building to offer televised testimonies on whether President Donald Trump linked military aid for Ukraine with a promise to investigate one of his political opponents, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Sam Sokol, a Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent based in Israel, published a book this summer about the Ukrainian revolution titled “Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews: Antisemitism, Propaganda, and the Displacement of Ukrainian Jewry.”
On 21 September 2019, the BookForum featured a discussion on the topic “Ukrainian-Jewish Relations in Museum Collections and Art”, which was dedicated to a presentation of books promoting the heritage of Jewish art.
Although Zelensky does not go into detail publicly about his Jewish identity — nor does he hide it — his election also is a symbolic victory for Jews in a country with a bloody history of anti-Semitism.
The Second World War is long in the past, but controversy over how to memorialize the Jewish and Ukrainian victims of the Nazis in the town of Sambir surfaced once again, following a memorial service on Aug. 21 that was attended by Canada’s ambassador.