Ukrainian Rabbi Says Anti-Semitic Leaflets Are a Hoax

Remember the anti-Semitic leaflets spread around a Ukraine city saying Jews needed to register? Well, a Ukrainian rabbi is speaking out and saying that he believes the leaflets, which were condemned by John Kerry and the Ukrainian prime minister and confirmed to be the “real deal” by the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, are in fact a big hoax.

Rabbi Pinchas Vishedski, chief rabbi of the thousands of Jews in Donetsk, said that he believes it to be a “crude provocation.” He doesn’t know who authored the leaflets, but is asking whoever did “not to make us tools in this game.”

Meanwhile, the head of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic (which is a self-proclaimed state made up of a few hundred people occupying a government building) also said it was a fake, “presumably by supporters of the Ukrainian government, that was meant to discredit his movement.”

ABC News recently spoke to Videhski about the leaflets, and you can watch that video below:

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[h/t The Blaze]
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