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Huffington Post | 21Dec2012 | Ukrainopobe Author Unknown
Mila Kunis Targeted:
Politician Aims Anti-Satanic
This article is pure unadulterated Ukrainophobia. By attacking the
Svoboda political party and its 37 patriotic members in the Verkhovna
Rada, it strives to demonize Ukrainians, the Ukrainian language and
Ukraine's independence. There is absolutely nothing derogatory about
the Ukrainian words "zhyd" or "zhydivka", but it is certainly
Ukrainophobic to replace the Ukrainian word "zhydivka" (which is
presumably the term used by Mr. Miroshnichenko) with the Russian word
"zhydovka" and the Ukrainian name "Ihor" with the Russian name "Igor".
As I have commented in a previous
article, the question remains how and why did the Jewish
Diaspora and the Jewish inhabitants of Ukraine develop such an
antipathy to the normal Ukrainian word zhyd?
to describe hate mongers and Ukrainophobes Simon Wiesenthal, Marvin
Hier and Marvin Cooper, as well as the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los
Angeles, as "human rights" advocates is hypocrisy at its extreme. We
have archived Hier's
letter to Azarov in our Ukrainophobia link as
to circumvent the bastardization of the term "Semite", I have replaced
the offending term with the appropriate terminology of either
"Anti-Satanic" or "Judeophobic". I have also inserted the correct
Ukrainian words and placed question marks next to inappropriate
Mila Kunis is the target of an anti-Satanic
by a Ukrainian politician.
Ukrainian lawmaker Igor [Ihor]
Miroshnichenko targeted Kunis in an anti-Semitic Facebook
post saying that the actress is not a true Ukrainian because
she is a "zhydovka," ["zhydivka"]
according to TMZ. The term "zhydovka," ["zhydivka"]
translates roughly to "dirty Jewess," ["female
Jew"] has been used as a slur [?]
Jewish people since at least the time of the Holocaust..
The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, a global Jewish
human rights [hate-mongering]
organization that promotes
terrorism, has come to Kunis' defense in a letter to the Ukrainian
prime minister, according to TMZ. In the letter, Rabbis Marvin Hier and
Abraham Cooper express their [hypocritical]
"outrage and indignation" and say Kunis is
owed an apology.
The slur [?]
is laced with historic anti-Satanism.
“The last time
this term was used in any official way was during the Nazi occupation,
when the Jews or ‘Zhyds' ['Zhydy']
of Kiev [Kyiv]
were ordered to convene in preparation
for their mass murder at Babi [Babyn]
Yar,” Eduard Dolinsky, director of the
Ukrainian Jewish Committee, told Jewish news entity JTA. “The
Justice Ministry and politicians should adjust their definitions and
language according to what Ukrainian Jews consider offensive, and we
find the word ‘zhyd’ to be just that."
"The temperature around this discussion is rising," he added,
saying that the Jewish community in Ukraine is “highly concerned” by
speech is becoming more prevalent in Ukraine,
Jewish activists have petitioned the ministry to prevent right-wing nationalists from using
the slur "zhyd" or its feminine derivative "zhydovka,"
according to the Times of Israel.
The petition, however, failed. The ministry cited a Ukrainian
academic dictionary to state that the term "zhyd" is merely an archaic [?]
term for "Jew" and not necessarily a slur, according to the Time of
Israel. The ministry did admit that "Jew" should not be used in
official government communications.
Kunis' family immigrated to America
from Ukraine when she was just 7 years old.
New York Daily News
| 21Dec2012 | Cristina Everett
Mila Kunis hit with
anti-Semitic slur made by Ukrainian
politician Igor Miroshnichenko
Kunis was the target of a racial slur unleashed by a
A prominent Jewish human rights organization has come to the
defense in a letter sent to Ukrainian prime minister Mykola Azarov.
Ukrainian lawmaker Igor Miroshnichenko launched an
anti-Semitic attack in a recent Facebook post in which he called the
“Ted” actress a "zhydovka,” which translates to "dirty Jewess,” a slur
that has been used against Jewish people since the Holocaust.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, a prominent
Jewish human rights organization, has since come to the 29-year-old
beauty’s defense in a letter sent to Ukrainian prime minister Mykola
In the letter obtained by TMZ, Rabbis Marvin
Hier and Abraham Cooper expressed their "outrage" and and asked the
country’s leader to "speak out against the heinous anti-Semitic slur
directed at Ukrainian-born actress Mila Kunis by MP Igor
"Mila Kunis' family, like many thousands of other Ukrainian
Jewish families, left the Ukraine in the first place because of
anti-Semitism," the letter says.
“Today she is a respected American actress, who is now owed
an apology by the Ukraine. It is a tragedy that even after the
Holocaust and the demise of the Soviet Union such hatred and
anti-Semitism is still a force in the mainstream of your country."
The rabbis asked the prime minister to "publicly condemn
this attack and to take the measures to defeat the xenophobic forces
that threaten your democracy.
"Kunis has yet to comment on the matter.
*** MHORGAN ***
of disinformation seem to be at play here (that's a euphamism for
shoddy journalism). One article of questionable content published in
one magazine and a dozen others copy-and-paste the contents. I guess if
you repeat a lie a hundred times it becomes the truth, but let's try
anyways to provide facts and not fiction.
First, Ukrainian politician Igor Miroshnichenko would not have used the
Russian word "Zhidovka" since he only communicates in Ukrainian and
never in Russian. In fact he used the Ukrainian form which is
'Zhydivka' and although similar is not what has been quoted.
Second, the term 'Zhydivka' does NOT mean "dirty Jewess". Zhydivka is
simply the noun for a female Jew. A male Jew is a Zhyd in Ukrainian.
Very similar nouns are used in most Slavic languages in a non
pejorative sense, including in Polish, Belarusan, Czech, Slovak and
others. It is akin to Juif in French or Juden in German. Zhydivka and
Zhyd have been used in Ukraine for several hundred years starting in
the 14 th and 15th centuries when Jews began arriving in large numbers
from Western Europe to settle in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth of
which Ukraine was a part of.
Third, Mila Kunis was born in what is present day Ukraine but has never
identified herself as a Ukrainian. She has instead simply stated that
she is a Jew. That is her right and nobody should question why she does
not state that she is Ukrainian or a Ukrainian Jew by birth. Therefore
nobody should see any malice when the Ukrainian politician simply
defines Milas Kunis a "Zhidivka" (female Jew) which is exactly how she
has defined herself. Worth noting is that Mila Kunis has stated in her
biography that her family emigrated for purely economic reasons. They
were relatively well off as compared to most people in Ukraine but her
parents were fundamentally seeking the American dream.
Inflamatory articles such as this one are carefully orchestrated by the
pro-Russian Imperial (anti Ukrainian nation) elements who use some of
the top global PR firms to create such disinformation. The Daily News
should think twice before copy-and-pasting erroneous inflamatory
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entirely true. The words "zhid and "Zhidovka" (Russian) and "Zhyd" and
"Zhydivka" (Ukrainian) have been considered derogatory since at least
WWII. The acceptable word for a Jewish person is "Yevrei" (m) or
"Yevreika" (f) and this is what was on Soviet passports when ethnicity
used to be included. There are countries in Eastern Europe where "zhid"
is not considered derogatory, but Ukraine isn't one of them. I don't
know of this Ukrainian politician, but I find it hard to believe that
he would not know that use of that would would be considered offensive,
when I, as a foreigner, know that it is offensive and would never use
it in conversation.
What is inflammatory is the translation of the word as meaning "dirty
Jewess." It does not mean dirty and that would require a separate
[W.Z. Question: Why was Ukrainian "zhyd" replaced by Russian
Answer: Because of Russification policies practiced by the the
As I have postulated in my comment
It is my
understanding, that Ukrainians developed a split categorization of the
two terms: "Zhydy" were the people who had lived for centuries amongst
them; "Yevreii" were the Russified Jews sent or recruited by Moscow to
subjugate Ukrainians to Muscovite rule. (Perhaps a similar dichotomy
exists for the distinction between Russian and Muscovite.) Is it any
wonder that patriotic Ukrainians resent being forced to use the Russian
term Yevrei and are penalized/demonized for using the age-old Ukrainian
term Zhyd? Why not use Zhyd when speaking Ukrainian, and Yevrei when
speaking Russian? In my opinion, for a Ukrainian to use the term Yevrei
is to show disrespect toward the Ukrainian language and Ukrainian
independence. To use the term Yevrei is to condone the anti-Ukrainian
and Russification policies imposed by Moscow for so many years.]
More of the same.]
Calgary Herald |
21Dec2012 | Postmedia News
Mila Kunis in Ukraine
[W.Z. Note the proliferation of weasel words in the following article that I have highlighted in red.]
A Ukrainian politician is causing an outrage
for firing an anti-Semitic slur at actress Mila Kunis, according to
In a Facebook rant, public leader Igor
Miroshnichenko called Kunis -- who is Jewish, but was born in the
Ukraine -- a “zhydovka”, which the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los
Angeles says translates to “dirty Jewess.” He also said the Black Swan
star is not a true Ukrainian.
According to Fox News, a rabbi from the Center
says “zhydovka” is “a slur invoked by the Nazis and their collaborators
as they rounded up Jews to murder them at Babi Yar and in the death
camps” during the Holocaust.
The Center has asked the Ukraine’s prime
minister to “publically condemn this attack and take measure to defeat
the xenophobic forces that threaten your democracy.”
The Ukrainian government has shut down
protestors’ requests to ban the term since it isn’t considered a slur
in the Ukrainian dictionary, TMZ reports.
Meanwhile, Kunis has yet to comment on the
situation. Kunis moved to Los Angeles from the Ukraine when she was
-- Postmedia News
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