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ISGAP launches new book on Russia’s weaponization of antisemitism

ISGAP Research Fellow Sam Sokol launched his new book Putin’s Hybrid War on Thursday.

The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy was proud to host the launch of journalist and ISGAP Research Fellow Sam Sokol’s new book Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews on Thursday afternoon. Published by ISGAP and drawn from Sokol’s reporting from Ukraine, the book chronicles the collapse of Jewish life in the regions of eastern Ukraine occupied by Russian-backed separatist militias in 2014 and the subsequent refugee crisis that saw more than 30,000 Ukrainians flee to Israel. Based on extensive interviews and told through the eyes of refugees, politicians, soldiers and aid workers, this book is a rich account of both the ravages of armed conflict and the Kremlin’s attempts to weaponize antisemitism as part of its hybrid war against Ukraine. During the launch, Sokol noted that Russian efforts to politicize racism provide an important lesson for Americans as antisemitism rises and politics become increasingly partisan. Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews is now available on Amazon in both print and Kindle editions.

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