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Who needs "denazification"?

 

March 18, 2022



Russian President Vladimir Putin justified his current invasion of Ukraine by asserting the country needed to be denazified. 

It was a rather odd assertion, to say the least. Ukraine is led by a proud, democratically-elected Jew, Volodymyr Zelensky, chosen by nearly three-quarters of the voters in 2019. Meanwhile, Ukrainian Jews were enjoying a vibrant religious and communal life until the Russian assault, and the government had adopted one of the toughest measures anywhere against antisemitism. 

Ironically, this was a perfect example of “the pot calling the kettle black.” Indeed, it...



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