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NCSEJ Webinar Featuring Melinda Haring, Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center - Shared screen with speaker view
Ezra Hess - NCSEJ
Ezra Hess - NCSEJ
WASHINGTON, D.C. March 1, 2022 - NCSEJ condemns the bombing of the TV tower in the territory of the Babyn Yar complex resulting in at least 5 deaths desecrating the site of one of the worst massacres during the Holocaust.While not hitting the memorials directly, the target, Kyiv's main television and radio tower, stands on the territory of the mass killing of more than 30 thousand Jews on September 29 and 30, 1941.Babyn Yar was also used as an execution site for Soviet prisoners of war and for Roma and is sacred ground for Jews and others worldwide. It is especially shocking, given that only a few months ago, NCSEJ participated in an international commemorative event at Babyn Yar.
Ezra Hess - NCSEJ
NCSEJ condemns the Russian invasion and violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and urge a cessation of Russian military action.Putin’s justification to invade is totally without merit and his assertion that Ukraine is a fascist or Nazi state has no basis.The Ukrainian Jewish community is fully integrated and enjoys all the rights and privileges as any other Ukrainian citizen.NCSEJ is deeply concerned about the onslaught of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. All appropriate steps must be taken to ensure the safety and well-being of Ukrainians.NCSEJ remains in contact with local Jewish communities and others, and will continue to share information as warranted.
Ezra Hess - NCSEJ
Per requests, here is a link to the Pew poll: https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2019/10/14/minority-groups/
Ezra Hess - NCSEJ
As a reference, here is the Bill: H.R.6984 - To authorize humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Karen Moss
JDC is caring for 37,000 elderly and vulnerable children throughout communities in Ukraine; 10,000 of the elderly are Holocaust survivors. Many of their non-Jewish homeware workers (today’s righteous Gentiles) are staying overnight with those who are homebound. Hotlines are open throughout and JDC has reception tents at all 10 border crossings to help families unite and with next steps.