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Al Jazeera Dredges Up Ukrainian Blood Libel

As Israel works to shut down the offices of the Qatari news network Al Jazeera in Jerusalem, the network came out last Wednesday with an “investigative report” that perpetuates a modern-day blood libel from 2013. Read more

After Praise and Death Threats, Ukraine’s Central Bank Governor Resigns

Ukraine central bank governor Valeria Gontareva confirmed Monday she would resign on May 10, adding she had already proposed “several names of possible successors.” Gontareva told reporters in Kyiv her resignation was not a sign of fundamental changes to central bank policy in the country. Read more

Ben Gurion Airport Prepares For Mass Flights To Uman

Rosh Hashanah will be celebrated in another week and the Israel Airport Authority is bracing for the yearly mass flights to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav (Bratslav) in the Ukrainian town of Uman. Read more

The Man Who Runs The World’s Biggest File-Sharing Site Has Been Arrested In Poland

KickassTorrents (KAT) is the biggest pirate site in the world, hosting thousands of torrents covering the biggest movies and music in the world. Read more

Ukrainian Jews Shocked After City Elects Neo-Nazi Mayor

Two months after local elections were held across Ukraine, the residents of the small northern city of Konotop are expressing shock and dismay over the behavior of newly-chosen Mayor Artem Semenikhin of the neo-Nazi Svoboda party. Read more

Ukrainian – Vadim Rabinovich Accuses Kiev of ‘Flirting With Radicals’

One of Ukraine’s most prominent Jews on Tuesday voiced concerns over Kiev’s use of far-right radical nationalist groups in the battle against Russian-backed separatists, warning that the police have lost their “monopoly on the use of force.” Read more

Prominent Ukrainian Jewish Politician Arrested In Security Raid

A prominent Ukrainian Jewish politician linked to oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of running an organized crime organization, according to local media. Read more

Ukraine – Top Rebel Leader Accuses Jews Of Masterminding Revolution

Ukraine’s Jews are responsible for the Euromaidan revolution that ousted their country’s pro-Russian president last year, a senior rebel leader told an audience at a Russian university last week. Read more