Oleh Lyashko once called it a “humiliation” when a Ukrainian president acknowledged the country’s culpability in the Holocaust.
Volodymyr Zelensky said he will dissolve the parliament and call new elections, leading to the resignation of his country’s Jewish prime minister
Nearly one fifth of 900 respondents said anti-Semitism is increasing in the country, but roughly the same percentage said the opposite.
He wrote in a nationalist blog that southern Ukraine could be “cleansed” of the Russian population.
The first Jewish head of state was said to be in Honduras, all the way back in 1841.
When Zelensky launched his presidential bid, he ran with an anti-corruption platform matching that of his character on “Servant of the People.”
Zelensky has never held office — but he has on TV.
Imagine Andy Samberg becoming president: Volodymyr Zelensky campaigns in song and dance, and cracks wise in the tradition of, well, Jewish comedians.
The incident is the latest in a cycle of hate crimes around the pilgrimage site of the Breslav hasidic movement.
It’s become a cliché in the United States to say we have a Reality TV President, but Ukraine may well get a sitcom Head of State.