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Wednesday, 05 March 2014 11:13

Waar er ook een oorlog is: altijd zijn er daarbij Joden actief of organiseren zij mee het geweld

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Poster gezochte terroristen Haganah en Irgun

“Delta, a Ukraine-born former soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, (…) explained how he came to use combat skills he acquired in the Shu’alei Shimshon reconnaissance battalion of the Givati infantry brigade to rise through the ranks of Kiev’s street fighters. He has headed a force of 40 men and women — including several fellow IDF veterans — in violent clashes with government forces. Several Ukrainian Jews, including Rabbi Moshe Azman, one of the country’s claimants to the title of chief rabbi, confirmed Delta’s identity and role in the still-unfinished revolution. (…)
The Blue Helmets comprise 35 men and women who are not Jewish and who are led by 5 ex-IDF soldiers, says Delta, an Orthodox Jew in his late 30s who regularly prays at Azman’s Brodsky Synagogue. (…) Delta, who immigrated to Israel in the 1990s, moved back to Ukraine several years ago and has worked as a businessman. He says he joined the protest movement as a volunteer on November 30 (…): ‘I joined them then and there, and I started fighting back the way I learned how, through urban warfare maneuvers. People followed and I found myself heading a platoon of young men. Kids, really’. The other ex-IDF infantrymen joined the Blue Helmets later after hearing it was led by a fellow vet, Delta said.
As platoon leader, Delta says he takes orders from activists connected to Svoboda, an ultra-nationalist party that has been frequently accused of anti-Semitism and whose members have been said to have had key positions in organizing the opposition protests. ‘I don’t belong [to Svoboda], but I take orders from their team. They know I’m Israeli, Jewish and an ex-IDF soldier. They call me ‘brother’,’ he said. (…)
Many Jews supported the revolution and actively participated in it. Earlier this week, an interim government was announced ahead of election scheduled for May, including ministers from several minority groups. Volodymyr Groysman, a former mayor of the city of Vinnytsia and the newly appointed deputy prime minister for regional policy, is a Jew.”
 
Bron: Haaretz

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