Lebanese researcher 'Imad Rizq said in a March 1, 2022 show on Al-Manar TV (Hizbullah – Lebanon) 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. 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. For more about 'Imad Rizq, see MEMRI TV Clips No. 9175 and No. 4298.
'Imad Rizq: "What is happening is part of a conflict between the Jews of Ukraine and the Jews of Russia. Odessa is the stronghold of the Jews of Ukraine.
"The Jews of Ukraine may be oligarchs who support... Ukraine's prime minister and its president hold Israeli citizenship. In the Lviv region, there are preparations to transfer 200,000 poor Jewish farmers to Israel. Thus, Israel benefits from this war. First of all..."
Host: "There is a demographic problem in the enemy entity, and they will benefit from the immigration."
Rizq: "The enemy wants to transfer groups of poor people, who specialize in farming."