Rising Ukrainian Nationalist Party Denies It Is anti-Semitic

The leader of Svoboda, which won 9 percent of the votes for parliament, rejects claims that his party hates foreigners: ‘There could be nationalistic parties in Israel as well.’

The Jewish community in Ukraine reacted fiercely to the unprecedented achievement of the nationalist anti-Semitic Svoboda (Freedom) party in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine, in which the party won more than 9 percent of the votes.

“This is a party of the devil,” one...