Matthew 24:10,11 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
In an action that reminded many of the actions of Nazis in Germany, a militant Russian group in eastern Ukraine has told Jewish residents they need to register or they will be stripped of citizenship and their possessions taken from them.
The Ukraine government has been fighting separatists in the region who have been supported and guided by Russian Special Forces.
“Someone tried to use the Jewish community as an instrument of this conflict,” Chief Rabbi Pinchas Vyshedski told reporters. Rabbi Vyshedski has called for the government to provide additional security to Jewish synagogues and facilities in the region.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed that leaflets containing the demand for registration were dropped in Jewish areas. He attributed the fliers to Denis Pushilin of the Donetsk People’s Republic group. Kerry called the anti-Semitism “intolerable” and “grotesque.”
The documents were also reportedly handed to Jews as they approached synagogues for Passover events. The men reportedly were wearing camouflage gear and face coverings.