The speaker of the Knesset spoke out against attempts to rewrite the history of relations between Ukraine and Israel

The speaker of the Knesset of the state of Israel Yuli Edelstein opposes attempts to rewrite the history of relations between Ukraine and Israel. According to UNIAN, this was stated at the forum «Ukraine-Israel-2016. 25 years of diplomatic relations: from common heritage to a common vision», today, 24 November, in Kyiv.

«In different periods of history were different relationships (between Ukrainian and Israeli peoples – ed.) and I don’t think that the attempt to rewrite history in one direction or another or to idealize or gloss over black paint is the right attempt,» said Edelstein.

He noted that «in history there have been times when some historical figures that were seen in Ukraine as fighters for freedom and independence, was perceived quite differently by Jews, Association with these names is quite different from the Jews».

According to Edelstein, the Holocaust was the Ukrainians who saved Jews, and there were Ukrainians who collaborated with the Nazis and participated in the extermination of Jews.

«This is the story… I think the last 25 years show that an honest look at history helps to develop excellent relations,» said Edelstein.

As reported, Israeli President Rivlin during his speech in the Verkhovna Rada on 27 September said about the involvement of fighters of the OUN in the Holocaust during the Second world war.

«About 1.5 million Jews were killed on the territory of modern Ukraine during world war II at Babi Yar and many other places… a Lot of accomplices of a crime were Ukrainians. And one of them particularly stood out fighters of the OUN, who mocked the Jews, killed them, and in many cases given to the Germans,» said Rivlin.

In turn, the Chairman of the Organization of Ukrainian nationalists Bohdan Chervak called the words of Rivlin «spit in the soul of Ukrainians» and recalled that the Nazis killed many fighters of the OUN.




The speaker of the Knesset spoke out against attempts to rewrite the history of relations between Ukraine and Israel 24.11.2016

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