The Second World War is long in the past, but controversy over how to memorialize the Jewish and Ukrainian victims of the Nazis in the town of Sambir surfaced once again, following a memorial service on Aug. 21 that was attended by Canada’s ambassador.
August turned out to be full of important events in Jewish life in the post-Soviet space. The attention of observers was focused on the official visit of the Israeli Prime Minister to Kyiv. In addition, new objects of Jewish infrastructure were opened, complicated processes continued in the sphere of preservation of historical memory, and new synagogue in Cishinau.
While the Iranians want to use Syria as a base for attacking Israel, the Russians want to use it in order to restore their status as a regional power, and they have no intention of cooperating with the ambitions of the fundamentalist Islamist republic.