86 Ukrainian lawmakers submit a bill calling on President Zelenskiy, the country’s newly elected Jewish head of state to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and follow in President Trump’s decision by relocating their ambassador and embassy to Jerusalem.
Ukraine might soon follow in the footsteps of the United States and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, after dozens of Ukrainian lawmakers co-authored a draft calling on the country’s new president to recognize the holy city as Israel’s capital.
Some 86 – out of 450 – members of the Ukrainian parliament (The Verkhovna Rada) already submitted the bill for a vote, according to reports in the country’s media on Friday. Continue Reading »
Israel’s PM and the Russian president spoke on the phone again, maintaining close cooperation and coordination in the region, discussing also the multiple claims that arose in Arab media that Russia & Israel coordinated the assassination of Hezbollah leader Samir Kuntar in Syria.
By Itamar Eichner, Roi Kais
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a phone call on Tuesday to coordinate their two countries’ actions to fight terrorism in the Middle East, only three days after Hezbollah leader Samir Kuntar was killed in an airstrike in Syria, which the Lebanese terror organization attributes to Israel. Continue Reading »
Escaping war-torn Ukraine, 110 Jews, the majority refugees, fled the fighting and landed in Israel just in time for the holidays.
By Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
With one week to go before Passover, 110 new Ukrainian immigrants landed in Israel on Tuesday morning.
110 Ukrainian immigrants land in Israel – Photo: Buzz Ratner
The majority of newcomers are refugees who fled the fighting zones in the eastern part of the Ukraine including the husband of a woman killed by a direct rock hit that slammed into their house in early February.
Launched by pro-Russian separatists at the city of Donetsk, a rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, the rocket killed Irina Shelkayeba, a teacher, as she was cooking supper. Continue Reading »
In case of deterioration of the Ukrainian conflict, Israeli rescue organizations are training the Jewish Hatzalah (aid & rescue) unit in Kiev to deal with mass casualties.
The United Hatzalah and ZAKA rescue organizations are training Jews in Kiev’s Hatzalah so they can respond to mass casualty emergencies in the troubled and violent Ukraine if the crisis escalates.
Anti-government protesters advance through burning barricades in Kiev’s Independence Square February 20, 2014 – Photo REUTERS
In cooperation with the Isralife Foundation, the two organizations — which recently merged — are training local Jews in emergency, rescue and search techniques. Continue Reading »