The Jewish community of Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis. An overview by the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress.
Three Jewish leaders – Eric Fingerhut, president and CEO, Jewish Federations of North America; Haim Ben Yakov, CEO of Euro-Asian Jewish Congress(EAJC); and Margarita Spichko Schein, head of the Diaspora division of Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs – participated in a panel discussion at The
Speaking to conference attendees in London yesterday, Dr. Michael Mirilashvili said: “We are in a dark period and we can not help but bring to the fore the tragedy that is taking place in Ukraine.”
In his speech to the participants of the Jerusalem Post Conference in London, Dr. Mirilashvili called on the world Jewish community to unite and help Ukraine: “The future of the Jews there is in doubt”.
Euro-Asian Jewish Congress president Dr. Michael Mirilashvili told the Jerusalem Post London Conference, “Today is a dark time, and we cannot help but talk about Ukraine and its tragedy.” Mirilashvili said that most conflicts between countries today are caused by the desire to impose one’s views,
As a president of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, I proposed to the World Jewish Congress to lead a group of influential world Jewish leaders to mediate the negotiation process.
EAJC Director General Dr. Haim Ben Yakov took part in a special edition of the Israeli TV channel 14 program “Ahshav Knesset” (“Now the Knesset”) dedicated to the armed conflict on the territory of Ukraine. He spoke about the efforts made by the leaders of
“We call for negotiations and hope the issue will be resolved diplomatically, that is why EAJC leaders offered their mediation in the negotiation process,” he said. “Many of us were born in Russia or Ukraine and cannot remain indifferent.”
Relations with Russia and Ukraine are both strategically important for Israel, as thousands of Jews from Russia and Ukraine immigrate to Israel every year.
The Jerusalem Post published a column by EAJC President Dr. Michael Mirilashvili. The article in English is provided below. Recognition of the Holocaust on a state level should not be a matter of politics. It should just be done It was just 80 years ago. On