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Jay Beilis

This was one of the most amazing and ironic sights I have ever seen. The picture here only shows one poster in this metro stop, but really the whole station was covered with posters of Israel with words like: "Eilat" "Dead Sea" and this poster: "Jerusalem". Is it possible that only 70 years after Babi Yar Ukranians pass by ads for Jerusalem and hope to save enough money up to visit the Jewish State? 

The no-visa regime, that is, the ability to travel between Ukraine and Israel with no need for a visa certainly makes the 3 hour flight more attractive for people flying both ways. Feldman and the Ukrainian Jewish Committee claim the no-visa regime as one of their great policy successes.
This is a political poster of Oleksandr Feldman, 53, who is serving his fourth term in the Ukrainian parliament. An industrialist Oligarch, he is founder-president of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee and chairman of a national association of minorities, which defends the rights of over 200 ethnic member organizations in the country. He also wears his kipa in the government and in the poster.

On October 15-16, MP Feldman, along with the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) and the Government of Ukraine convened the International Conference on antisemitism on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Beilis Trial.

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