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Sam Sokol

Journalist and Author

New Release

Putin's Hybrid War and the Jews (2022)

Based on on-the-ground reporting during the first years of the Donbas War, Putin's Hybrid War and the Jews chronicles the collapse of Jewish life in eastern Ukraine following the Russian-backed insurgency of 2014. Told through the eyes of refugees, politicians, soldiers, and aid workers, it is a rich account of both the ravages of armed conflict and the weaponization of antisemitism in modern hybrid warfare.

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"...broad in scope but always returns to individual people. The story is tragic and complex, and the book is impossible to put down."

The Moscow Times

Praise & Reviews

"...full of gripping personal vignettes, important insights and eyewitness accounts... Anyone with a serious interest in Russia and Ukraine, or in Jews in the former Soviet Union, will find this a truly worthwhile read."

The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs

" indis­pens­able book...Sokol has per­formed a mas­ter­ful feat..."

Jewish Book Council


About Sam Sokol

Sam Sokol is a reporter for Haaretz. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of "Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews" and the winner of the 2015 B'nai B'rith Word Center Award for Excellence in Diaspora Reportage.

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