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Breaking: Ukrainian Leader is Not Jewish

Or, anti-Semitism has (mostly) left Ukraine

by
Marc Tracy
January 22, 2010
Not-Jewish Tymoshenko campaigning for president earlier this week.(Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)
Not-Jewish Tymoshenko campaigning for president earlier this week.(Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)
“Anti-Semitism is no longer rampant, but it is partly a failure to teach history that allows Nadia Mateiko, an art student in Kolomiya, to say of [Prime Minister Yulia] Tymoshenko: ‘I don’t want this Jew to be the president of my country. It is not their land.’ (Ms Tymoshenko is not even Jewish.)”

Five Years On in Kiev [The Economist]

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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