Is history repeating itself?
Pro-Russian Group Denies Producing Ukraine Jewish ‘Registration’ Leaflets.
Ukrainian Jews leaving Passover eve prayers were handed leaflets ordering them to either register with an interim government trying to make the eastern province of Donetsk Russian – or face deportation.
But the pro-Russian separatist leader of Donetsk whose name was on the leaflets denied his organization was behind their printing, raising doubts about their authenticity and origin.
The alarming report on the flyers in Ynet News, Israel’s largest news website, said armed, masked men were waiting outside one synagogue to hand worshipers leaflets telling them to register with separatist forces.
The flyers said all Jews in the province over the age of 16 must register, provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee of about $50 or “else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated.”
The leaflets also were handed out in other areas where pro-Russian activists have defied an ultimatum from Kiev to surrender, and asserted Donetsk is an independent “people’s republic.” Read more at newsmax.com.
Note: When this article was first published by newsmax.com on Thursday afternoon, it strongly suggested that the new pro-Russian government was responsible for this despicable anti-semitic act. However, its leader, Denis Pushilin, denied any connection to the fliers. Only time will tell. Newsmax.com updated their post at 11:43 PM.