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First Jewish president of Ukraine holds ‘historic’ meeting with community-based rabbis
May 8, 2019
What is no joke (puns have proliferated since comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelensky announced his candidacy) is the high-profile visibility with which he has embraced his Jewishness—not a small factor in a country with as deep and troubled a history of anti-Semitism as Ukraine.
Carr ‘stunned’ by absence of anti-Semitism in Ukrainian presidential elections
May 8, 2019
Ukraine is the only country other than Israel to have both a Jewish president and a Jewish prime minister.
In a landslide vote, Ukraine elects first Jewish president
April 22, 2019
Volodymyr Zelensky, 41, a professional comedian with no political experience, defeated incumbent Petro Poroshenko, 53, with 73 percent of the vote in the runoff election, according to national exit polls.
April 2, 2019
Turkey, Ukraine and Israel: An electoral comparison
Israelis across the political spectrum have been talking a lot lately about “fearing” the results of the April 9 elections. This is not only preposterous when contrasted with the situation in Turkey, but also reeks of ingratitude towards Israeli democracy.