YAKOV YASHA KEDMI PUBLISHES HOPELESS WARS: A RECOUNT OF THE RUSSIAN JEWISH MIGRATION TO ISRAEL

March 22 21:01 2017

HOPELESS WARS by Yakov Kedmi
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Yasha (Kedmi) Kazkov, an historical figure born in Moscow in 1940 with a mission in his heart to aid all Jews intent on moving from the Soviet Union to Israel, this week officially published an important recount, Hopeless Wars, about the struggles of Aliyah for all Jews in the Soviet Union during the twentieth century.

Yasha (Kedmi) Kazkov, an historical figure born in Moscow in 1940 with a mission in his heart to aid all Jews intent on moving from the Soviet Union to Israel, this week officially published an important recount, Hopeless Wars, about the struggles of Aliyah for all Jews in the Soviet Union during the twentieth century.

“The story of Yakov (Yasha) Kedmi’s life and personal battles is interwoven with many important chapters in the history of the State of Israel and the Jewish people in the second half of the twentieth century. In some, he was a supporting player, watching events with a sharp and extremely critical eye. In others he had a central role—a trailblazer who, by virtue of his force of personality and talents, reached a very senior rank in the Israeli civil service as head of the government agency responsible for bringing Jews from the former Soviet Union to Israel. But this book is much more than the story of one man’s life. It is a panoramic account of a fateful period in the history of the Jewish people and the State of Israel, as reflected in the experiences of a resolute nonconformist, a Jewish and Israeli patriot who held his own against everyone.” {Foreword by Efraim Halevy}.

Hopeless Wars includes Kazkov’s personal stories and challenges endured while fighting for the truth and producing critical change, as well as a recount on his establishment as the first activist for Aliyah in his native Russia.

“At the age of only 19, I burst into the Israeli consulate in Moscow and began a multi-decade struggle for helping the Jews in the Soviet Union move to Israel – myself included,” said Kazkov. “After two years, I managed to move to Israel alone, and I eventually worked my way up to becoming the head of Nativ – an organization responsible for the Aliyah of East European Jews.”

Kazkov held both official and non-official positions throughout his activism, helping thousands take part in creating the Jewish country of Israel. In Hopeless Wars, new details are exposed with regards to the decision making process within the government and among notable politicians like Vladimir Putin, Menachem Begin, Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres, Binyamin Netanyahu, and others. The book also touches on tidbits about the Secret Service, Iran’s nuclear capabilities, and the fascinating relationship between Israel and Russia.

Kedmi, a Jew born in Moscow, fought a vigorous one-man campaign for the right to move to Israel, braving all odds and defying the norms of the mid- and late nineteen-sixties— a struggle made all the more difficult by the fact that the Soviet Union severed diplomatic relations with Israel right after the Six Day War. Kedmi’s success in overcoming all the obstacles by himself, thanks to his intelligence and courage,endowed him with dauntless faith in his abilities and gave him the knowledge that one can win even “hopeless” wars; thus he chose that title for his autobiography.

“I am here to retell my critical story of a “free warrior” who materialized his dream to make Aliyah to the Holy Land,” said Kazkov.

For more information, or to read the book visit: Hopeless Wars

Watch an interview here.

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