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Too Many American Jews Still Believe Putin-style Lies

Will Putin's clear lies on Ukraine be a wake-up call to those U.S. Jews who've swallowed lies and conspiracy theories at home – even when antisemitism is the inevitable end game?

Rabbi Avi Shafran
Avi Shafran
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Rabbi Avi Shafran
Avi Shafran

Not even the famed fog of war can obscure a blazing fact in the current conflict in Ukraine: Vladimir Putin is a liar.

From his repeated assurances, as he massed close to 200,000 troops on Ukraine’s borders, that no invasion was being planned, to his ludicrous description of his victims as "genocidal" and in need of "denazification," to his claim, even while ordering attacks on innocent civilians, to be interested only in protecting Ukrainian lives, to accusing Kyiv of shelling its own citizens to "explain" the devastation of Russia's bombardments, to his assertion that there are Western biolabs in Ukraine…The list is long and likely to grow.

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