Russian antisemitism and hatred toward other nations are systemic and deeply rooted. Hatred is what drives aggression and terror. We must all work together to oppose hatred.~ Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukranian President
Update2: The story is becoming clearer: the flight from Israel to Dagestan carried Dagestani children who had received medical treatment in Israel. It has been revealed that the children from Dagestan were on the plane after undergoing medical procedures in Israel.
Update1: An Israeli security official commented on the anti-Jewish mob at the airport in Dagestan that are looking for Jews, saying, “this is an incident that has not yet concluded.” According to the official, “a relatively small number of Israelis and Jews are currently isolated and secured at the airport. We are working to have them depart for a connecting flight to Moscow as soon as conditions permit.”
Mob of Muslims in Dagestan Searching For Jews at Airport
Hundreds of Muslims and pro Palestinians broke into the airport in Makhachkala, Dagestan, a Muslim republic within Russia, in search of Jews who had landed there in an inbound flight from Israel.
Video of the Muslim Mob
Dagestan, located in the North Caucasus region of Russia, is a republic known for its diverse population and rich cultural heritage. With over 30 different ethnic groups, the majority of the population practices Islam.
Why Do Muslims Hate Jews and Israel?
Many Muslims and Arabs have a culturally and religiously rooted hatred of Jews (antisemitism). Since 1948 when the Jewish state of Israel came to be, this problem has increased ten fold. In the history of Judaism there have been many pogroms against Jews. The term “pogrom” has historically been used to describe organized, violent attacks on Jewish communities, particularly in Eastern Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries. In contemporary discussions, this term has sometimes been employed to describe anti-Israel sentiments and actions.
Should Jews be Afraid of More Pogroms?
Many Jews and Jewish families around the world and outside of Israel currently are very much afraid. They see what happened in Israel on the 7th of October and what is happening all around the world with growing anti-Jewish and anti-Israel sentiments and hatred.
But, they should not be too afraid. In most countries where Jews live the governments are anti-Hamas and do not have much patience for terrorism and Islamist extremists. This means that in any cases where Muslims may be planning pogroms, the governments and police will step in and stop it from happening. Most western countries are not pro Palestinian or pro Hamas and will not allow pogroms to happen.