The Svoboda Party has in the past claimed that Ukraine is occupied by "Yids and Russians," as well as making statements about "kikes."
Secretary Clinton boosted the group's clout with an op-ed piece in last week's New York Times, praising Tymoshenko and her party. Clinton previously authored at letter on behalf of Tymoshenko who is now jailed after being convicted of allegedly signing a sweetheart deal favoring Russia for supplies of Russian natural gas to Ukraine. In the letter, Clinton write that Tymoshenko should be "immediately and unconditionally released, as well as other former members of your government."
President Barack Obama's White House has not objected to or criticized Tymoshenko or her party for its anti-semitism.