Jewish Ukranian Israeli
My blood will not forget Ukraine.
Maybe I was born in Israel but I do not consider myself a
. Jewish- yes
Than what am I?
I was born here in Israel and so was my parents.
Their parents came here as young children,
early twenties of the twentieth century. B
ut we human beings are hybrid,
transnational creatures. I
was born in the Middle East but
I never forgot that
my grandparents came here as
very very young immigrants.
Even though I have never set foot to Europe
. I have never been to Russia or Ukraine but
I have met many people
who came to Israel from Russia and Ukraine
and I can tell a Jew with russian origins
from a Jew with Ukrainian origin.
Whenever I was mistaken to believe my roots were in
Russia there was always someone in my family to stand me corrected:
A Jew with roots in Ukraine, an Ukranian Israeli
so I feel that I have a dog in this fight and I am rooting for Ukraine,
without thinking about it even once.
I am rooting in my heart for Ukraine
and I don’t care about the contesting narratives- I
am loyal to the land of my anscetors.
My blood remembers Ukraine.
About Putin Propaganda bots
I don’t andcan’t explain it.
this I have read some arguements
in favor of Russia on
Hebrew social media
and I found them unconvining.
is a murderous dictator who supported Assad in Syria,
an aspiring emprialist,
he is killing his political opponents and
Russia is not a democracy.
support Russian dissidents
I support the Russian oppistion ,
Russian protesters and
russian freedom fighters
But I could never understand how could one support a
murderous leader who assasinates his opponents,
lies and spreads disinformation at such a huge scale,
not supporting authoritarian rulers and regimes,
statism and militarism
should be our moral compass.
what happened to the virtue of speaking truth to power,
How come we are not standing up against tyranny?
Did your blood forget, brothers and sisters?