Odessa Jews seek stop to hate-filled publications


KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Odessa Jewish community leaders are seeking the suspension of Ukrainian publications and Web sites that incite interethnic hatred.

In a letter Monday addressed to the Odessa regional prosecutor, the leaders cited the publications ZUBR, or For Ukraine, and the Belarus and Russia
movement ZaZUBrina newspaper, and the Web sites zubr.in.ua and za.zubr.in.ua.

They said ZUBR helps encourage anti-Semitism by defaming Jews and blaming them for Ukraine’s troubles, including plotting the Chernobyl disaster.

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