Ukraine’s Planned Emulation Of Israel Means That Russians In Ukraine Will Be Treated Like Palestinians

Ukraine’s Planned Emulation Of Israel Means That Russians In Ukraine Will Be Treated Like Palestinians

By Andrew Korybko

Every objective observer should be extremely concerned about Zelensky’s plan to transform Ukraine into a so-called “big Israel”. The human rights of that country’s Russian minority are poised to be even more ruthlessly violated with impunity following Israel’s precedent against the Palestinians. That’s why it’s incumbent for the denazification goal of Russia’s ongoing special military operation in Ukraine to succeed.


Ukrainian President Zelensky, the newest darling of the West who’s nowadays misportrayed as the greatest fighter of global democracy since World War II, scandalously announced that he plans to emulate Israel in the future to the extent of turning Ukraine into a bigger version of that entity. In his own words to local journalists on Tuesday, “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. 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.”

Since he’s Jewish, it’s “politically incorrect” according to the US-led West’s subjective standards to criticize him or the entity that he so eagerly wants to emulate lest one risk false accusations of “anti-Semitism” that make a mockery out of actual examples of that hateful ideology, but objective observers should be extremely concerned by what he’s plotting. The multilateral security guarantees that he’s reportedly negotiating with Russia, some Western countries, and supposedly even Turkey will likely deter any conventional attacks against Ukraine following that proposal’s inclusion in any peace treaty for ending Moscow’s ongoing special military operation in that former Soviet Republic.

This means that there won’t be any credible need to militarize his society at the same scale as Israel’s since foreign threats to Ukraine’s security will vanish upon that reported pact’s promulgation. Israel, however, is also actually beset by many more serious internal threats to its security prompted by the militant resistance of its occupied Palestinian population. In this sense, so too might Ukraine face similar such threats if its oppressed Russian minority eventually takes up arms against Kiev for similar national liberation reasons. That said, this scenario appears unlikely since it hasn’t yet happened despite eight years of abuses against that sizeable population, though this is likely due to Kiev’s authoritarianism.

Even so, Israel’s own much more brutal authoritarian policies against the occupied Palestinians haven’t successfully snuffed out this group’s resistance but actually emboldened wider opposition to its rule. This contrast suggests that there might be cultural and/or ideological differences between oppressed Palestinians and oppressed Russians that are worthy of further study to explore. Acknowledging this but also accepting that such studies are far beyond the scope of the present analysis, it’s important to move along to explaining the other possible ulterior motive behind Zelensky’s decision to controversially construct a “big Israel” in Ukraine.

Just as Israel abuses the Palestinians, so too might Kiev step up its abuse of the indigenous Russian population living within the borders of Lenin’s unnatural mini-empire regardless of whether they show any signs of resistance to their overlords or not. It’s well known that Israel commits countless crimes against the occupied Palestinians with impunity since the political will doesn’t exist at the UNSC to employ the credible enforcement mechanisms enshrined in international law for punishing it in response. The same can be said with respect to Kiev’s predicted ramping up of abuses against its Russian minority in that scenario since the US-led West will prevent the UNSC from passing any such resolutions.

One of the greatest paradoxes of the global activist movement is that the worldwide pro-Palestinian one doesn’t stand in full solidarity with the Russians living in Ukraine despite both populations experiencing similar abuses from their overlords. This “politically incorrect” observation suggests that the first-mentioned isn’t entirely motivated by their participants’ claimed belief in democracy, human rights, international law, and national liberation, but other factors that they don’t feel comfortable publicly expressing. Nothing else explains this lack of consistency and double standards towards similar issues. To be clear, not all Palestinian supporters exemplify these critiques, though many Western ones do.

For these reasons, every objective observer should be extremely concerned about Zelensky’s plan to transform Ukraine into a so-called “big Israel”. The human rights of that country’s Russian minority are poised to be even more ruthlessly violated with impunity following Israel’s precedent against the Palestinians. That’s why it’s incumbent for the denazification goal of Russia’s ongoing special military operation in Ukraine to succeed otherwise the safety of that country’s co-ethnics can’t be guaranteed, especially not in the circumstances that Zelensky is plotting. Sincere members of the global pro-Palestinian should also rally across the world against the Ukrainian leader’s plans.


Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Voice of East.


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