Ukraineâ€™s chief rabbi called for an investigation into anti-Semitic provocation by an unknown group.
In late December, a group calling itself the â€œOrthodox public organization of Odessaâ€ used some Russian Orthodox churches in Odessa to distribute anti-Semitic pamphlets calling for pogroms and the murder of Jews.
Rabbi Azriel Chaikin, one of Ukraineâ€™s chief rabbis, called on Ukraine’s government and Secret Service to investigate the case and rebuff such provocations, which he said â€œhave anti-Semitic as well as anti-Ukrainian characterâ€ and â€œare equally offensive for every man.â€
â€œTo repulse provokers is a task of every citizen of Ukraine but first of all of every representative of Ukrainian authority,â€ an open letter read. “Every incident, every attempt to incite interfaiths and interethnic discord, should be investigated with all due care.”
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.