The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, was dubbed a “world icon” and took first place on the list of the 50 most influential Jews in the world in 2022. The ranking was conducted by the Israeli daily “Jerusalem Post”.
“Firstly it was considered a curiosity (…) because before he became president of Ukraine, he played the president in a sitcom. However, Russia’s invasion of his country in February pushed him into the spotlight and set him face to face with a test that few leaders of the modern world have faced, “the results of the ranking commented on.
The Jerusalem Post described both the effectiveness of Zelensky’s media actions and his “persistence and courage”. He judged “cornered leader changed the world order in a way unseen since the fall of the Iron Curtain (…), uniting almost the entire Western world against Russia. “
“While it continues to lead Ukraine’s struggle against Russia in a war that shook world energy and food markets and awakened Europe from a relatively comfortable and peaceful existence, Zelensky is one of the most influential people in the world today and period, not only the most influential Jew in the world “- summed up the Israeli daily.
Israeli Prime Minister Jair Lapid was second on the list of the 50 most influential Jews, and the French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne closes the podium. The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in the top eight.