Nearly one-third of Ukrainians voted for Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the first round of the country’s presidential elections. Since Zelenskiy is Jewish, and since he is apparently backed by businessman Ihor Kolomoisky, who is also Jewish, many Ukrainians have said that the old stereotype of Ukrainian anti-Semitism no longer applies.
Israel was fighting a clearly defensive war of survival on multiple fronts against numerically superior forces. This is why in part, comparisons to a situation like Russia’s unabashed war of aggression against Ukraine and its occupation of Crimea are wholly inaccurate. Russia was never under threat from Ukraine.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin have been engaged in a flurry of discussions recently, at least some of which are likely tied to Iranian activities in Syria.