Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine start trying to register Jews. #некултурны

I wonder how George W Bush would have responded, if this had been tried while he was President…

Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media.

Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city’s Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee “or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated,” reported Ynet News, Israel’s largest news website.

…HAHAHA! Who am I kidding?  They wouldn’t have dared.

Via @wbir. But the story’s going around.

Moe Lane

PS: In case you were wondering:

The leaflets bore the name of Denis Pushilin, who identified himself as chairman of “Donetsk’s temporary government,” and were distributed near the Donetsk synagogue and other areas, according to the report.

Pushilin acknowledged the flyers were distributed by his organization but he disavowed their content, according to the web site Jews of Kiev, Ynet reported.

…Well, you can take a Russian out of Communism, but sometimes it looks like you just can’t take the Commie out of the Russian.

10 thoughts on “Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine start trying to register Jews. #некултурны”

  1. Communists and Fascists are cut from the same cloth. Nothing new to see here.
    As I have said elsewhere, Putin understood perfectly well what he could and could not get away with when the mad Texan was in charge… Bush “could do business” with Putin because Putin understood how far he could push.
    Putin clearly understands how far he can push the community organizer in chief as well, eh?

  2. Russians have been Jew Haters since the Czars.
    Same with the Germans.
    This “register property, pay a special tax, or be deported”
    Goes back all the way to the Middle Ages when people would round up all of the Jewish money lenders , steal their money and declare their debts to said money lenders were over before deporting them.
    This state of affairs would end after The king or baron ran out of money and needed some more to borrow, thus he’d allow the jews back into his kingdom, before starting the process all over again.

  3. England once banned Jews for about 400 years, Edward I did it, and that period didn’t end until I think the Stuarts.
    The above scenario is how Richard Cour De Lion paid for his Crusade.

    1. IIRR, it was actually, and oddly enough, Cromwell who invited Jews back to England.

      1. Brian’s right. It was Cromwell. As annoying as it is, being of Irish ancestry, he was far more tolerant than history remembers him.

    1. Well, I ain’t. Obama has a feeble excuse for a foreign policy, and Putin is casually and unhurriedly butt-raping it. It won’t be long before someone else flexes their muscles….

  4. We’re coming down to a choice between bad alternatives and worse alternatives, and I’m not sure I know which is which.

    I am sure that the present display of irresolution is making things worse. (Not only the current confusion shown by our own D-team, but the weakness by Europe as well.)

  5. It’s amazing how close to the surface antisemitism remains in Europe, they just can’t quit old prejudices.

  6. I think Putin wouldn’t be pulling these shannigans if Bush were President, given Bush’s tendency of exercising “cowboy diplomacy.”

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