Lebanese researcher Imad Rizq said on a Lebanese TV program that the Ukraine-Russia war is part of a conflict between Ukrainian Jews and Russian Jews.

He described Odessa as a “stronghold” of Ukrainian Jews, and claimed that Ukraine’s president and prime minister both hold Israeli citizenship. While President Zelensky and Prime Minister Shmyhal, are both Jewish, they do not hold Israeli citizenship.

Claiming that Israel benefits from the war, Rizq said that there is a plan to transfer 200,000 poor Jewish farmers from Lviv to Israel.

The host interjected that since there is a “demographic problem” in Israel, it will benefit from the immigration.