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Jewish Teacher Killed In Rocket Attack in Donetsk, Ukraine

02/11/2015 5:33 PM

A Jewish woman was killed Tuesday in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk when shells fired by pro-Russian insurgents hit her her apartment, instantly killing her. Irina

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Fighting In Ukraine Continues Ahead Of Peace Talks

02/11/2015 8:56 AM

(AP). Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, killing five people at a bus station in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, as Western leaders confirmed that they

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Govt Reports Artillery Attack On East Ukrainian Town

02/10/2015 7:32 AM

(AP). Fighting in eastern Ukraine intensified on Tuesday ahead of much-anticipated peace talks, with both sides claiming significant advances and the government accusing the rebels of

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Explosion At Chemical Plant In Eastern Ukraine Sparks Fire

02/09/2015 9:18 AM

(AP). A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Rebels said the

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Ukraine President Pushes For Fast Cease-Fire, Defensive Arms

02/08/2015 8:37 AM

(AP). Ukraine’s president pushed for both a quick cease-fire in his country’s troubled east and defensive weapons from the West, as mediators sought momentum Saturday for

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German, French Leaders Take Ukraine Peace Plan To Moscow

02/06/2015 8:33 AM

(AP). French President Francois Hollande says all parties pushing for a new peace plan for eastern Ukraine see a cease-fire as the first step but must

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Rebels, Ukrainian Forces Agree On Humanitarian Corridor

02/06/2015 7:12 AM

(AP). Pro-Russia rebels and the Ukrainian authorities agreed Friday on a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians from the epicenter of fighting in eastern Ukraine as German

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3 Killed In Shelling In Rebel Stronghold In Eastern Ukraine

02/05/2015 7:18 AM

(AP). At least three people were killed in shelling in Donetsk overnight, local officials said Thursday, as fierce fighting continues in rebel-held areas in eastern Ukraine.

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Kerry Travels To Ukraine As US Weighs Sending Arms

02/05/2015 6:56 AM

(AP). U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ukraine to show support for the embattled government as the Obama administration weighs sending arms to Kiev

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Merkel: Germany Won’t Give Weapons To Ukraine, Favors Talks

02/03/2015 1:22 PM

(AP). Germany will not give weapons to Ukraine and supports negotiations and a diplomatic solution to that government’s conflict with Russian-backed rebels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Merkel: Germany Won't Give Weapons To Ukraine, Favors Talks

02/03/2015 1:22 PM

(AP). Germany will not give weapons to Ukraine and supports negotiations and a diplomatic solution to that government’s conflict with Russian-backed rebels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Ukraine To Appoint Special Envoy To Combat Antisemitism

01/25/2015 9:30 AM

Anti-Semitism has a long history in the Ukraine, but recently, it has taken a strange twist, turning the Jews into pawns in a dangerous political game

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Ukrainian Jewish Businessman Found Shot Dead In Lviv

01/22/2015 6:27 PM

A 56-year-old Ukrainian Jewish businessman, Felix Vrotslavsky, was shot dead in the city of Lviv’s southeastern edge on Tuesday, JTA reports. The murder was first reported by

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Jewish Community To Create Jewish Defense Force In Eastern Ukraine

12/29/2014 1:35 PM

Following last year’s revolution Latvian-Israeli activist, Tzvi Arieli, seeks to create a Jewish defense force in the port city of Mariupol. Arieli established a Jewish-defense force,

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Christian-Jewish Group Sponsors Aliyah For Hundreds Of Ukrainian Jews

12/22/2014 2:49 PM

(JNS). More than 200 Ukrainian Jews arrived in Israel on Monday as part of an initiative sponsored by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ)

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Putin Slams US & Europe For Ukraine Support, Calls Crimea Russia’s ‘Jerusalem’

12/04/2014 4:23 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed the United States and Europe for supporting Ukraine in its conflict with Russia. Putin contended that Crimea, which the Kremlin annexed

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Ukraine’s Parliament Approves New Government

12/02/2014 5:18 PM

(AP). Ukraine’s parliament approved the formation of a new government Tuesday, bringing an end to weeks of behind-the-scenes political wrangling following an October election that ushered

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Ukrainian Jewish Leaders: Groysman’s Election As Speaker Won’t Have Direct Impact On Community

11/30/2014 1:06 PM

Ukraine’s parliament electing a Jewish speaker will not have a large direct impact on Ukrainian Jewry, sources within Kiev’s local community told The Jerusalem Post on

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Ukraine Elects First Jewish Speaker In New Parliament

11/27/2014 11:41 AM

Ukraine’s 450-seat parliament elected on Thursday its first Jewish Speaker, as it convened for the first time since the embattled country’s elections in October. Volodymyr Groysman

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UN Resolution Against Nazism Embroiled in Russia – Ukraine Anti-Semitism Charges

11/26/2014 12:06 PM

The bitter verbal exchanges between Russia and Ukraine regarding the issue of anti-Semitism heated up this past weekend, with Moscow issuing a denunciation of the former