On Monday April 28 2014, Mayor of Kharkiv  Gennady Kernes  was shot in the back. He’s currently in a serious condition

Mayor Gennady Kernes was born in Jewish family to Adolf Lazarevych Kernes and Hanna Abramivna in Kharkiv.
He graduated from the National University ‘Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine’ with a degree in jurisprudence and from Kharkiv National University of Economics with a master’s degree in state management.


Gennady Kernes, the Jewish mayor of Kharkiv, Ukraine, was shot and wounded on Monday, Interfax-Ukraine has reported. Kernes was a strong supporter of deposed President Viktor Yanukovych. The Interior Ministry announced that local police are investigating. The motives for the shooting are still unclear.

Kernes was shot in the back earlier today, his press secretary told Interfax. “He is currently in intensive care. Doctors are fighting for his life. Surgery is under way,” she said. Kernes was shot while bathing in a spring, Zurab Alasania of Ukrainian state television wrote on Facebook.

Kharkiv is one of the most pro-Russian cities in the country’s Russian speaking east and was one of the only locations in which government forces have been able to dislodge separatists occupying government buildings. Kernes initially exhibited separatist leanings but later recanted, supporting the new administration in Kiev.

The city has been the site of ongoing clashes between supporters of the new administration in Kiev and those in favor of federalization. Fourteen people were injured in a flight between the two factions on Sunday.

After Yanukovych’s ouster in February, Kernes temporarily fled Ukraine. He has been accused by critics of sending gangs to attack anti-government protesters in Kiev.

US President Barack Obama announced new sanctions against some Russians on Monday to stop President Vladimir Putin from fomenting the rebellion in eastern Ukraine, but said he was holding broader measures against Russia’s economy “in reserve”.

Reuters contributed to this report


‘I Had It Pretty Easy, Because I Was Let Go’: Simon Ostrovsky On His Detention in Sloviansk

By Simon Ostrovsky
April 25, 2014 | 12:00 pm

On Thursday, armed gunmen who held me prisoner for three nights and three days released me into the streets of Sloviansk, in eastern Ukraine. My release was as unexplained as my capture.

On Monday night I was pulled out of a car at a checkpoint, then blindfolded, beaten, and tied up with tape. After spending hours alone on the floor of a damp cell with my hands tied behind my back and a hat pulled over my eyes, I was led into a room where I was accused of working for the CIA, FBI, and Right Sector, the Ukrainian ultra-nationalist group.

When I refused to give the password to my laptop, I was smacked in the arm with a truncheon. When I was asleep on the floor, masked men came to wake me up and tell me how no one would miss me if I died, and then kicked me in the ribs as they left.

But as it turns out, I had it pretty easy, because I was let go.

In the nights that I was held captive, a dozen other nameless detainees were ferried in and out of the cellar of the Ukraine state security (SBU) building by the pro-Russia militants who had taken it over. Some were journalists, some were drunks, and others were Ukrainian activists stupid or brave enough to visit what’s become a stronghold for Russian nationalists within Ukraine.

I only got to know a few of them. Most had been in that cellar far longer than I had. They had been there for up to two weeks, and are most likely still there now.

Their names are Artyom Deyneha, a local computer programmer who was caught setting up a webcam opposite the building where we were being held; Serhiy Lefter, a freelance journalist who was abducted on the main square in Sloviansk in broad daylight; Vadim Sukhonos, a deputy in the Sloviansk city council; and Vitaly Kovalchuk, a former member of the Euromaidan self-defense corps, who by his own admission came to Sloviansk with a group of Right Sector radicals who tried and failed to capture guns from pro-Russia militants.

After I was released, I found out that the leader of the pro-Russia forces in Sloviansk, Vyacheslav Ponomarev, told journalists that we were being held as “bargaining chips” in negotiations with the interim authorities in Kiev. I don’t yet know what he got for my release, but I hope it wasn’t very much, because no one should be allowed to take hostages no matter what their political demands are.

Everyone being illegally held in that damp cellar, or any of the other buildings controlled by the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic,” should be released or handed over to the police immediately.

מצרים: עונש מוות למנהיג האחים המוסלמים ו-682 נוספים
מאת: סוכנויות הידיעות
יום שני, 28 באפריל 2014, 10:45
תגיות: מצרים,האחים המוסלמים,מוחמד בדיע
683 death sentences to The Moslem Brotherhood pronounced to day , among them to the leader of the group Mohamed Badia. Also 492 from the 529 death sentences pronounced last month, were cancelled and changed to life time imprisonment ( Still 37 persons have death sentence of them) – So 719 are waitn a sudden death punishment in Egypt

בית המשפט באל-מיניא, מצרים, גזר היום (שני) עונש מוות על 683 תומכי האחים המוסלמים, בהם מנהיג הארגון מוחמד בדיע, בגין מעורבותם במתקפה על תחנת משטרה בשנה שעברה. בנוסף, השופטים ביטלו 492 מתוך 529 עונשי המוות שנגזרו בחודש מרץ, והמירה את רובה במאסר עולם.

Prophet Zechariah writes:

April 27, 2014

יד וַיהוָה עֲלֵיהֶם יֵרָאֶה, וְיָצָא כַבָּרָק חִצּוֹ; וַאדֹנָי יְהוִה בַּשּׁוֹפָר יִתְקָע, וְהָלַךְ בְּסַעֲרוֹת תֵּימָן. 14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and His arrow shall go forth as the lightning; and the Lord GOD will blow the horn, and will go with whirlwinds of the south.


Ps. 18

וַיֵּט שָׁמַיִם, וַיֵּרַד;    וַעֲרָפֶל, תַּחַת רַגְלָיו.




The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday, the state of Israel observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding Thursday. When it falls on a Sunday, Yom Hashoah is observed on the following Monday.

2014 Monday, April 28
2015 Thursday, April 16
2016 Thursday, May 5
2017 Monday, April 24
2018 Thursday, April 12
2019 Thursday, May 2
2020 Tuesday, April 21


April 27, 2014

(Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine freed a Swedish observer on Sunday, but said they had no plans to release seven other European monitors they have been holding for three days.


Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot an-
St. Matthew 7: 6


April 27, 2014

The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis .http://www.osce.org/who/108218

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Norway
  • Romania
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  • Tajikistan
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  • United States
  • Andorra
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Kazakhstan
  • Liechtenstein
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  • Poland
  • Russian Federation
  • Slovakia
  • Sweden
  • the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Holy See
  • Ireland
  • Kyrgyzstan
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April 25, 2014


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