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The Jerusalem Post ranked the most influential Jews of 2022.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took first place in the ranking.
Few political leaders have risen to icon status, but Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has become one of them this year. At first he was considered a curiosity – if anyone thought of him outside of Ukraine — due to him playing the president of Ukraine on a sitcom before playing that role in real life. But Russia's invasion of his country in February brought him national attention and put him to the test that few leaders in today's world have undergone,” writes the Jerusalem Post.
became legendary and brought him comparisons with Winston Churchill.
At the same time, the Jerusalem Post recalls that Zelensky's Jewishness played no role in his election campaign in 2019.
” As he continues to lead Ukraine against Russia, in a war that rocked the world's energy and food markets and awakened Europe from a relatively comfortable and peaceful existence, Zelensky is today one of the most powerful men in the world – not just the world's most powerful Jew. JPost.
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