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Leaders at Kyiv Jewish Forum warn against rising antisemitism

 

December 31, 2021

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky attends a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

(JNS) - Ukrainian, Israeli, American and European leaders joined together online on Dec. 15-16 for the third-annual Kyiv Jewish Forum to discuss the historic relations between the Jewish and Ukrainian peoples, the rise of global antisemitism and the looming threats to both nations.

"We know what it's like not to have our own state," said Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, referring to both Ukrainians and Jews. "We know what it means to defend one's own state and land with weapons in hand at the cost of our own lives. Both Ukrainians and Jews value freedom, and they work equally for the...



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