Ukrainian Jews flee to Israel
The disintegrating situation in Ukraine has led to an increase in anti-Semitic attacks against Jews living in the country. Many Jews are talking about escaping to Israel. Nineteen Ukrainian Jews arrived in Israel this week after escaping the violence engulfing their country. Others still wait and worry about relatives left behind. Ilena Hila Feingold, who has lived in Israel for many years, works for The Jewish Agency. “I’m from Donetsk. I arrived to Israel in 1991 with my family but still now I have in Donetsk my aunt,” Feingold told CBN News. “She’s 86 and I’m very worried—what about her, I don’t hear about her. I’m only praying that it will be OK.” Feingold’s job is to help other Jewish people come home to Israel. More