The Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post has published its annual list of “the most influential Jews in the world”, the publication of which is timed to coincide with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year celebrated these days. In the first place, the authors put the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
According to the publication, this year the Ukrainian president won the rare status of a “world icon” for a politician. Against the background of the situation around Ukraine, Zelensky is “one of the most powerful people in the world today, and not just the most powerful Jew in the world,” claims The Jerusalem Post.
The authors of the list put Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid in second place, and French Prime Minister Elisabeth Born, whose parents survived the Holocaust, in third place, the newspaper notes.
According to The Jerusalem Post, the ten most influential Jews on the planet also include US Ambassador to Israel Tom Neides (4th place), former Israeli Prime Minister, current opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu (5th place), US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken ( 8th place).
There are 50 names in total. Among them are politicians, public figures, scientists, entrepreneurs, and cultural figures of Jewish origin living both in Israel and abroad. The publication of the list by The Jerusalem Post is dedicated to the new year 5783 according to the Jewish calendar, which this year is celebrated on the evening of September 25th.