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.
In September, internal difficult processes took place in the Jewish communities of some post-Soviet countries. Relations between the states of the region with Israel, communities with the authorities and various Jewish organizations were not always easy to manage, behind the external facade of diplomatically friendly rethoric.