United Jewish community publishes the report "Anti-Semitism in Ukraine-2020"

16.02.2021, 10:33
United Jewish community publishes the report "Anti-Semitism in Ukraine-2020" - фото 1
The report presents 49 cases of anti-Semitism in Ukraine in 2020, as well as cases that could have been perceived as anti-Semitism, but were not.

This is reported by TSN.

Given that the total number of cases of anti-Semitism in 2020 is insignificant, a decrease in their number, compared to 2019, by 12% (-5) is considered an error.

The United Jewish community of Ukraine has concluded that the level of anti-Semitism in Ukraine has remained unchanged.

The organization has noted that the share of domestic cases of anti-Semitism has not increased even considering the social tension in the world around COVID-19 pandemic and the situation around the pilgrimage of Bratslav Hasidim to Uman.

At the same time, the number of manifestations of anti-Semitism in social networks increased, and there were five cases of physical violence motivated by anti-Semitism: in Vinnytsia, Mariupol, two in Uman and another near Berdyansk.

The Jewish community focused on improving the actions of law enforcement agencies, which are more willing to register criminal offenses in cases of anti-Semitism. However, there is still a tendency to illegally refuse to open criminal proceedings and terminate the investigation without objective reasons.

The organization also noted that as part of the European integration processes, Ukraine requires the adoption of a resolution on anti-Semitism based on what was proposed by the IHRA (International Alliance for Remembrance of the Holocaust), which is recognized by the executive bodies of the European Union and approved in 29 countries around the world. However, it is necessary to take into account the realities of modern Ukrainian society and not authentic, if this is required by the norms of Ukrainian legislation.

The community stressed that it has already received letters from 115 Jewish communities from all over Ukraine in support of the adoption of the anti-Semitism resolution and is ready to submit them to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with the start of the legislative process.