Awkward Times for Israel-Haters as Ukrainian President Expresses Desire For Ukraine to Be Like Israel
Remember these commercials from the early 90s?
For Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, replace ‘Mike’ with ‘Israel’:
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has cited the concept of a “big Israel” as a model for a post-war Ukraine, as the country continues to struggle under the Russian invasion.
Speaking during a briefing to media on Tuesday, the Ukrainian president warned that Ukrainian society would have to behave under a stage of siege even after the end of the conflict with Russia.
“Ukraine will definitely not be what we wanted it to be from the beginning. It is impossible. Absolutely liberal, European – it will not be like that,” he said.
“We will become a ‘big Israel’ with its own face. We will not be surprised if we have representatives of the Armed Forces or the National Guard in cinemas, supermarkets, and people with weapons. I am confident that the question of security will be the issue number one for the next ten years. I am sure of it.”
Zelensky, who is Jewish, has long hailed Israel as a model for his country, though he has also been critical of the Israeli government’s decision to maintain a relatively neutral line on the conflict.
I wonder how the Israel-hating wokesters are going to react to this. Will they jump off the Ukraine bandwagon or is their virtue signaling too important to them?
According to JVP Boston, this is unwelcome news yet not surprising:
Although if you look at the main JVP Twitter account, every time they have mentioned ‘Ukraine’, it has been in the context of “But what about Palestine?” or to otherwise demonize Israel:
Hat tip: Michal