Alexander “Aron” Goncharov left the hostel of Kiev’s Brodsky Synagogue on the second night of Passover and never returned. Yeshiva authorities found him the next day in hospital, barely alive after suffering massive head wounds. A few days later, Goncharov was flown to a Tel Aviv hospital for emergency treatment and was put in a medically induced coma. When he awoke one week later, he said that his attackers had yelled “Yid” as they beat him.
Not surprisingly, the Israeli establishment was quick to make political hay out of the incidentI like that "not surprisingly". The Forward article almost invokes the holocaust industry:
Israel’s chief rabbi Yona Metzger visited Goncharov on Holocaust Remembrance Day, underlining his new status as a symbol of contemporary anti-Semitism. Goncharov told Metzger that he hoped to immigrate to Israel, calling it “the safest place for Jews.”But....here's Rabbi Brant again:
Got that? Many racist attacks and yet the only attack to get a presidential mention is one that might not have been racially aggrevated. And of course for Israel claims to be against antisemitism, it was Israel's intervention that appears to have put the kibosh on a proper investigation. Perhaps they were worried that it would out not to have been an antisemitic attack.
Anyway, here is Rabbi Brant's conclusion:
Yup, that would be my conclusion too.