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'Hamas atrocities many times worse than the Nazis.'

90-year-old Miriam Schlisser lived through the Holocaust and the years preceding it, but the emotional turmoil she has experienced since Oct. 7 has brought her to difficult conclusions.

'Hamas atrocities many times worse than the Nazis.'

Israeli doctor killed in accident in northern Romania

Dr. Lilian Kaufman, 73, from Kiryat Motzkin, killed in northern Romania. Her husband and two other Israelis lightly injured.

Israeli doctor killed in accident in northern Romania

Israeli killed in ATV accident in Romania

A 24-year-old Israeli man was killed in an accident just a few hours from Bucharest, Romania.

Israeli killed in ATV accident in Romania

Pres. candidate to recognize Israel's right to Judea and Samaria

George Simion pledges to recognize Israel's right to build in Judea and Samaria and to advance Holocaust studies.

Pres. candidate to recognize Israel's right to Judea and Samaria

Bucharest rejects plan to remove bust of Nazi sympathizer

Romanian lawmaker accuses Elie Wiesel Institute of 'demolishing cult of heroes,' over push to remove bust of pro-Nazi minister

Bucharest rejects plan to remove bust of Nazi sympathizer

Romanian government passes landmark law to protect shechita

'New law stands as shining symbol to other countries throughout the world,' Romanian Jewish leader says.

Romanian government passes landmark law to protect shechita

Romanian initiative offers access to historic synagogues

Romania’s ornate and sometimes crumbling synagogues get new access via virtual tours.

Romanian initiative offers access to historic synagogues

Romanian Jews now have a Jewish Bible in their language

This Romanian rabbi spent 7 years translating the Torah into Romanian — even though he moved away.

Romanian Jews now have a Jewish Bible in their language

Chief rabbi coordinating aid for refugees in Romania, Moldova

Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt visits Moldova to help Ukrainian refugees, confronting the city’s past, present, and future.

Chief rabbi coordinating aid for refugees in Romania, Moldova

Romanian Holocaust survivors to be eligible for pensions

PM Lapid, Social Equality Min. Merav Cohen reach agreement with Romanian government on Romanian Holocaust survivors living in Israel.

Romanian Holocaust survivors to be eligible for pensions

Israeli Air Force returns from exercise in Romania

IAF concludes exercise in Romania. Blue Sky exercise 'contributes to the operational readiness for all relevant arenas,' commander says.

Israeli Air Force returns from exercise in Romania

Jewish teens fly to Europe to help war refugee orphans

Teens from Orthodox Union youth movement head to Romania to help Ukrainian Jewish orphans displaced by Russian invasion.

Jewish teens fly to Europe to help war refugee orphans

Historic Romanian synagogue returned to the Jewish community

Historic 19th century Citadel synagogue in western Romanian city of Timișoara restored to Jewish community after three decades.

Historic Romanian synagogue returned to the Jewish community

German president visits Romanian Jewish community

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaks to community leaders about their work helping Ukrainian refugees.

German president visits Romanian Jewish community

Car crashes into Russian embassy in Romania

The event follows repeated condemnations of Russia by US and NATO.

Car crashes into Russian embassy in Romania

Lapid visits Jewish refugees in Romania

Israeli Foreign Minister travels to Jewish Agency immigration center helping Jewish refugees from Ukraine prepare to make Aliyah.

Lapid visits Jewish refugees in Romania

Lapid: We call on Russia to stop its firing and attacks

Foreign Minister says cooperation between Israel and Romania has saved many lives in Ukraine crisis.

Lapid: We call on Russia to stop its firing and attacks

Lapid to visit Romania-Ukraine border

Foreign Minister to meet Romanian counterpart, PM, Jewish Agency rep, and see Ukrainian refugees coming into Romania

Lapid to visit Romania-Ukraine border

‘Jewish soup’ keeps soldiers & refugees warm at Ukrainian border

‘Everyone likes our food and they come to eat here from all over the place,’ retired Israeli-Romanian cook volunteering at the border says.

‘Jewish soup’ keeps soldiers & refugees warm at Ukrainian border

Foreign Minister Lapid to leave for diplomatic visit to Europe

Foreign Min. Lapid to meet with top officials from Romania, Slovakia, to discuss Ukraine war.

Foreign Minister Lapid to leave for diplomatic visit to Europe

Romania commemorates Holocaust refugees who died in sunken ship

For the first time ever, Romanian officials commemorate Holocaust refugees who died in the 'Struma' 80 years ago.

Romania commemorates Holocaust refugees who died in sunken ship

Romanian Pandemic Director Surprises Rabbis

New Chesed center opened in Bucharest.

Romanian Pandemic Director Surprises Rabbis

Romanian political figure lauds antisemitic fascist leader on TV

Romanian political hopeful takes to primetime television to praise antisemitic fascist leader under whose rule 280,000 Jews were killed.

Romanian political figure lauds antisemitic fascist leader on TV

Liviu Beris, Holocaust survivor and genetics pioneer, dies at 93

Liviu Beris, Romanian Holocaust survivor who became a genetics pioneer and debated a famous anti-Semite on TV, dies at 93.

Liviu Beris, Holocaust survivor and genetics pioneer, dies at 93

Israeli amb to Romania blasts remarks against Holocaust education

Israeli Ambassador to Romania David Saranga condemned statements by nationalist lawmakers that “minimized the tragedy of the Holocaust.”

Israeli amb to Romania blasts remarks against Holocaust education

Romania makes Holocaust education mandatory in all high schools

Far-right lawmaker complains law is discriminatory, says Romania hasn't had a single 'serious anti-Semitic case' in two decades.

Romania makes Holocaust education mandatory in all high schools

Israel helping Romania deal with COVID-19 crisis

Israel sends aid to Romania as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Israel helping Romania deal with COVID-19 crisis

The Canadian Connection - Air Task Force Romania

Arutz Sheva meets the Royal Canadian Air Force team deployed to Romania as part of NATO’s enhanced air policing.

The Canadian Connection - Air Task Force Romania

Romanian Jewish community leader Dr. Aurel Vainer dies at 89

Longtime Romanian Jewish community leader passes away at the age of 89.

Romanian Jewish community leader Dr. Aurel Vainer dies at 89

Romania becomes 20th nation boycotting Durban IV conference

Event taking place on Wednesday has been boycotted by many nations over its commemoration of original hate-filled 2001 conference.

Romania becomes 20th nation boycotting Durban IV conference

Teenagers shatter 19th-century synagogue’s windows in Romania

Stone-throwing teenagers smash multiple windows of a 19th-century synagogue building in Romania.

Teenagers shatter 19th-century synagogue’s windows in Romania

Rivlin in Romania: Israel has the right & duty to protect itself

Outgoing Pres. Rivlin speaks to Romanian parliament, thanks Romania for being 'true friend of Jewish people and the State of Israel.'

Rivlin in Romania: Israel has the right & duty to protect itself

Rivlin: Israel has right and obligation to protect its citizens

Israel's president begins official visit to Romania, hails deep ties between nations, which were never cut during the Cold War.

Rivlin: Israel has right and obligation to protect its citizens

Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine and Romania

2 Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe see headstones smashed in anti-Semitic incidents.

Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine and Romania

Romanian police probe death threats sent to Jewish actress

Well known Jewish actress and her children were sent death threats at the beginning of Passover which are being investigated by police.

Romanian police probe death threats sent to Jewish actress

Romania: First-ever conviction for Holocaust denial

Former intelligence officer convicted in first use of Romania’s law against Holocaust denial.

Romania: First-ever conviction for Holocaust denial

Heavy rain reveals destroyed Jewish cemetery in Romania

Jewish cemetery destroyed by fascists in 1943 revealed by heavy rainfall in northeastern Romania.

Heavy rain reveals destroyed Jewish cemetery in Romania

Ruling: Bucharest Jews can bury coronavirus dead on Shabbat

Leading rabbi grants heter to bury Jewish coronavirus victims on Shabbat after govt. orders same-day burial or cremation of victims.

Ruling: Bucharest Jews can bury coronavirus dead on Shabbat

Cousins separated during Holocaust reunited 75 years later

Emma Phippen's grandfather dropped a bombshell on his family 11 years ago when he told them he's a Jewish Holocaust survivor.

Cousins separated during Holocaust reunited 75 years later

19th-century Romanian synagogue turned into a restaraunt

Former Great Synagogue of Săveni now serves meat, traditional Romanian foods after being sold off.

19th-century Romanian synagogue turned into a restaraunt

Historical justice for 8000 Romanian Jews

Thousands of Romanian citizens will be recognized by the German government as Holocaust survivors and will receive compensation.

Historical justice for 8000 Romanian Jews

Human remains found near Jewish mass grave in Romania

Archaeologists unearth more human remains near site of Romanian mass grave for Jews killed during World War II.

Human remains found near Jewish mass grave in Romania

They do not care if they go down in history as barbarians

They do not care if they go down in history as barbarians

Romania hosts inaugural summit for anti-Semitism envoys

Government coordinators in fight against anti-Semitism from over dozen countries gather for first professional conference of kind.

Romania hosts inaugural summit for anti-Semitism envoys

Romanian state museum head pens anti-Semitic conspiracy theory

Romanian museum of history and art director writes op-ed accusing 'descendants of Khazars' of 'ruining' Romanian culture.

Romanian state museum head pens anti-Semitic conspiracy theory

73 headstones smashed at fire-ravaged Romanian Jewish cemetery

Hate crime suspected as dozens of headstones smashed in neglected Husi Jewish cemetery.

73 headstones smashed at fire-ravaged Romanian Jewish cemetery

Jordanian king nixes Romania trip over Jerusalem embassy move

King Abdullah II cancels visit to Romania in protest of Romanian PM's decision to move embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Jordanian king nixes Romania trip over Jerusalem embassy move

Erekat blasts Romania over embassy relocation

PLO Secretary General: Romania plan to relocate embassy to Jerusalem a blatant violation of Palestinian rights.

Erekat blasts Romania over embassy relocation

Will Romanian president block PM's Jerusalem embassy move?

Romanian president slams 'ignorant' prime minister, after premier vows to move embassy to Jerusalem.

Will Romanian president block PM's Jerusalem embassy move?

Romania announces plans to move embassy to Jerusalem

Romanian PM tells AIPAC conference her government will relocate embassy to Jerusalem, following similar announcement by Honduran president.

Romania announces plans to move embassy to Jerusalem

Netanyahu to Romanian PM: We wait for you in Jerusalem

Netanyahu meets Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, expresses hope that Romania will relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Netanyahu to Romanian PM: We wait for you in Jerusalem

Romanian firm discriminated against Jewish employee, court rules

Employee of Romanian firm excluded from projects after employer learned of his Jewish heritage, punished him for taking holiday on Passover.

Romanian firm discriminated against Jewish employee, court rules

IDF medical forces in Romania for special exercise

IDF Medical Corps lands in Romania to participate in its most distant and largest exercise, held in cooperation with the European Union.

IDF medical forces in Romania for special exercise

Survivors receive payments from restitution efforts in Romania

Ahead of Rosh Hashanah, payments distributed to Romanian Holocaust survivors in Israel - including one 104-year-old.

Survivors receive payments from restitution efforts in Romania

Suspect arrested in vandalism of Wiesel's childhood home

Romanian police arrest 37-year-old man whom they suspect wrote anti-Semitic slogans on childhood home of Elie Wiesel.

Suspect arrested in vandalism of Wiesel's childhood home

Romania: Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Elie Wiesel's home

Police launch inquiry after discovering 'public toilet' and 'Nazi Jew' scrawled on home of Holocaust survivor.

Romania: Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Elie Wiesel's home

Romanian minister apologizes over Auschwitz gaffe

Romanian minister apologizes for comparing Auschwitz to African swine fever, says he has 'never offended anyone.'

Romanian minister apologizes over Auschwitz gaffe

'Romania’s anti-Semitism laws meaningless without enforcement'

Activist says new law to combat anti-Semitism in Romania not helpful as past laws not implemented or enforced.

'Romania’s anti-Semitism laws meaningless without enforcement'

Court: EU nations must recognize foreign same-sex marriages

EU's top court rules Romania must grant residency to US citizen who had same-sex marriage with Romanian citizen in another country.

Court: EU nations must recognize foreign  same-sex marriages

PA recalls envoys to 4 European nations

PA representatives to Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Austria recalled after their ambassadors attend reception for new US embassy.

PA recalls envoys to 4 European nations