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Israeli official calls for Ukrainian Jews to be brought to Israel

April 9, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Jews in the Ukraine should be brought to Israel as soon as possible, Israeli Minister of the Knesset Rina Frenkel said in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today, Israeli media reported.

According to the Israeli newspaper the Jerusalem Post, Frenkel, who once lived in Kiev and is a member of the There is a Future Party, lobbied for “a formulated, budgeted government plan to bring the Jews of Ukraine to Israel.”

She warned that the situation in Ukraine may turn into a civil war and that “anti-Semitism” is on the rise.

“Incitement is growing stronger,” she wrote, “newspapers and digital media mention ‘Jewish conspiracies’ every morning, anti-Semitic caricatures appear and in January, words turned into actions.”

Frenkel said she felt a responsibility to get involved to protect the Jewish community in Ukraine.