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Moldova:

SHOR Party seeks interim measures against Moldovan Government

According to the claimant, the prohibition of the party's participation in the presidential elections violates the European Human Rights Charter.

SHOR Party seeks interim measures against Moldovan Government

For the first time

Public Seder to be held in pro-Russian Transnistria region

80 years after the destruction of the Jewish communities in the pro-Russian Transnistrian region of Moldova, a public Seder will be held this evening for the first time in the region according to tradition.

Public Seder to be held in pro-Russian Transnistria region

US officials doubt in case against Ilan Shor

New evidence shows that the case accusing Shor of money laundering may have been severely flawed.

US officials doubt in case against Ilan Shor

Moldova

Center for Protection of Human Rights and Democracy established

Founded by former European Court of Human Rights judge Stanislav Pavlovschi, the Center is poised to play a pivotal role in promoting and safeguarding the rule of law, democracy, and human rights, both domestically and on a global scale.

Center for Protection of Human Rights and Democracy established

Moldova:

Chief Rabbi attacked at entrance to synagogue

Jewish community in Moldova is extremely distraught after the local rabbi was verbally attacked at the entrance to the Great Synagogue.

Chief Rabbi attacked at entrance to synagogue

Moldova court strikes down ban on opposition candidates

The Court declared the legislation aimed at disqualifying individuals associated with the SHOR Party from participating in elections for the next three years unconstitutional.

Moldova court strikes down ban on opposition candidates

EU Court of Human Rights to review ban on Shor Party

The European Court of Human Rights decided on Monday to hear arguments in the case brought by the Shor party against Moldova after it was banned from running in elections last year.

EU Court of Human Rights to review ban on Shor Party

Moldova:

New survey reveals deep-rooted antisemitism

A new study shows that the European country of Moldova has trends of antisemitism disproportionate to its size or Jewish population.

New survey reveals deep-rooted antisemitism

Haredi man arrested in Moldova for smuggling ecstasy

The suspect is an Israeli man who agreed to take several boxes of drugs to Moldova in exchange for $500 and a plane ticket.

Haredi man arrested in Moldova for smuggling ecstasy

Moldovan court overturns ban on political party

Supreme Court to hear case regarding removal of 'Chance' party from participating in elections.

Moldovan court overturns ban on political party

European Parliament members:

Monuments in Moldova 'insult to Holocaust victims'

'Moldova is expecting to pick up the pace towards EU accession and it is essential that they align with European values,' MEPs stress.

Monuments in Moldova 'insult to Holocaust victims'

Moldovan Parliament launches 53rd Israel Allies Caucus

Moldova MPs gathered at the Parliament of Moldova this past week to celebrate their newly-formed pro-Israel parliamentary caucus.

Moldovan Parliament launches 53rd Israel Allies Caucus

Ukrainian refugees hold historic wedding in Moldova

A group of refugees fleeing Ukraine held the first Jewish wedding for nearly a century in the town of Rashkov.

Ukrainian refugees hold historic wedding in Moldova

Moldova Ambassador to Shas MK:

'Your comment against my country was unjust'

Moldova’s Ambassador to Israel sends letter to Shas MK who called Avigdor Liberman “an ignoramus from Moldova”.

'Your comment against my country was unjust'

Pro-Russian Israeli-Moldovan businessman wanted in Moldova

Moldovan oligarch, wanted at home in billion-dollar scandal, backs Russian interests from a haven in Israel.

Pro-Russian Israeli-Moldovan businessman wanted in Moldova

Ukraine foils Russian plot to take over Moldova

Zelenskyy provides Moldovan government with evidence Russia planning to overthrow their nation.

Ukraine foils Russian plot to take over Moldova

Rocket discovered in Moldova, 2 miles from Ukrainian border

Missile from Ukraine war found for first time in neighboring Moldova.

Rocket discovered in Moldova, 2 miles from Ukrainian border

Communist-era mass grave found in Transnistria

Historic discovery: Huge mass grave from communist era found in Transnistria.

Communist-era mass grave found in Transnistria

Ukraine war:

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

EU to accept Ukraine as candidate member in solidarity

Largely symbolic move seen as a statement against Russian invasion of Ukraine.

EU to accept Ukraine as candidate member in solidarity

Flight of Holocaust survivors departs from Kishinev to Israel

Jewish community in Moldova secures emergency flight to rescue elderly Holocaust survivors and those wounded from the war in Ukraine.

Flight of Holocaust survivors departs from Kishinev to Israel

Did Russian general just reveal Putin's next target?

A Russian general revealed Russia's next step after the invasion of Ukraine.

Did Russian general just reveal Putin's next target?

TikTok rabbi helps Jewish refugees feel comfortable in shelters

Orthodox rabbi who was born into a secular family in eastern Belarus is helping oversee relief efforts in Moldova.

TikTok rabbi helps Jewish refugees feel comfortable in shelters

Missionary efforts targeting Jewish refugees in Moldova foiled

Anti-assimilation group claims it foiled attempts by Christian missionaries to proselytize Ukrainian Jewish refugees at Moldovan border.

Missionary efforts targeting Jewish refugees in Moldova foiled

Ukrainian refugees speak:

'I didn't want to leave, but it was for our safety'

NY-based VC buys mattresses, blankets, food to help refugees in Moldova.

'I didn't want to leave, but it was for our safety'

Refugee crisis in Moldova:

Severe shortage of food and insulin in Moldova

United Hatzalah sends first cargo plane with 16 tons of humanitarian aid and medical supplies.

Severe shortage of food and insulin in Moldova

Israel's Chief Rabbi Lau visits Ukrainian refugees in Moldova

Chief Rabbi David Lau visits refugees and humanitarian volunteers in Moldova, accompanies 150 Ukrainian refugees back to Israel.

Israel's Chief Rabbi Lau visits Ukrainian refugees in Moldova

Some 230,000 Ukrainians fled into Moldova, but few want to stay

At the Moldova border, Jews from Odessa wonder when they’ll be able to return home.

Some 230,000 Ukrainians fled into Moldova, but few want to stay

Rescuing Ukrainian refugees with dignity and humanity

United Hatzalah official reports from Ukrainian border as Israeli volunteers offer aid to refugees.

Rescuing Ukrainian refugees with dignity and humanity

'My Life in Moldova':

From dentistry school to treating Ukrainian refugees

Emergency first responder and dentist gives a firsthand account of the developing refugee crisis on the Ukrainian - Moldovan border.

From dentistry school to treating Ukrainian refugees

Georgia and Moldova apply for European Union membership

Georgia and Moldova have applied to become members of the European Union in the uncertainty caused by Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Georgia and Moldova apply for European Union membership

Moldova on alert after video shows it as next target of Russia

Moldova is going on alert after the appearance of a video that seems to show part of Moldova as Russia’s next target.

Moldova on alert after video shows it as next target of Russia

Watch: Evacuating Jews from Kyiv to Moldova

Explosions are heard throughout the journey as around 100 Jews succeed in fleeing Ukraine.

Watch: Evacuating Jews from Kyiv to Moldova

Ukraine refugees celebrate double wedding in Moldova

In Moldova, members of United Hatzalah's humanitarian relief delegation help refugees celebrate their weddings.

Ukraine refugees celebrate double wedding in Moldova

Moldova Jewish community absorbing Ukrainian Jews fleeing war

Moldova's Jews offer food, shelter, to Ukrainian Jewish families fleeing war, Nacht Family Foundation reaches out to help cover costs.

Moldova Jewish community absorbing Ukrainian Jews fleeing war

Pre-war ritual facility found at neglected Jewish cemetery

Renovators find a ritual burial facility last used in 1931 at a neglected Jewish cemetery near Moldova.

Pre-war ritual facility found at neglected Jewish cemetery

Moldova rabbi's matzah miracle

Rabbi in Moldova helps save a life and scores matzah for his community,

Moldova rabbi's matzah miracle

Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Moldova and Hungary

5 headstones smashed at Moldova cemetery which has been repeatedly targeted in recent years.

Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Moldova and Hungary

3 haredi men released following arrest at stop over in Moldova

The 3 had been sitting in jail, were released after paying a large fine and the costs of the trial

3 haredi men released following arrest at stop over in Moldova

Moldovan Jews reopen synagogue seized by Soviets

Moldova’s dwindling Jewish community reopens synagogue in ceremony attended by 300 people.

Moldovan Jews reopen synagogue seized by Soviets

PA blasts Moldova over embassy relocation

PLO and PA foreign affairs bureau condemn decision by Moldova’s premier to move his country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

PA blasts Moldova over embassy relocation

Moldova to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem

Moldova’s government announces it will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. WJC welcomes the move.

Moldova to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem

Moldova to 'very seriously consider' moving embassy to Jerusalem

Moldava's President Igor Dodon tells Euro-Asian Jewish Congress leaders his country may move embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel's capital.

Moldova to 'very seriously consider' moving embassy to Jerusalem

Rivlin meets Moldovan president in Jerusalem

President Rivlin thanks Moldova for supporting US resolution against Hamas at UN. 'We must not allow Iran to destabilize the region.'

Rivlin meets Moldovan president in Jerusalem

'Moldova must intensify fight against anti-Semitism'

World Jewish Congress Director-General Robert Singer emphasizes importance of Holocaust memory, combating modern anti-Semitism.

'Moldova must intensify fight against anti-Semitism'

Moldovan Jews slam ‘hate speech’ after Jewish mayor's conviction

Jewish community says hate speech shouldn't be used 'as an instrument of political struggle.'

Moldovan Jews slam ‘hate speech’ after Jewish mayor's conviction

Moldovan Prime Minister visits the Western Wall

Pavel Filip, Prime Minister of Moldova, visits the Western Wall, meets grandson of the Chief Rabbi of Moldova.

Moldovan Prime Minister visits the Western Wall

Moldova synagogue attacked in shocking pogrom

Torah scroll thrown to the ground, menorahs ripped off walls and stolen by attackers who remain at large.

Moldova synagogue attacked in shocking pogrom

Nearly 400 Jews Gather in Moldova to Learn About Jewish Life

Annual conference seeks to revive Moldova's young Jewish community - through learning and Jewish pride.

Nearly 400 Jews Gather in Moldova to Learn About Jewish Life

Kerry in Moldova Supports Ukrainian 'Spring'

Kerry praises Moldova decision to shift from Russia towards EU, encourages Ukraine to listen to will of the people.

Kerry in Moldova Supports Ukrainian 'Spring'

Limmud FSU Conference to Launch in Moldova

More than 400 young Jews will gather for the first time for a Limmud FSU conference in Chisinau, Moldova, June 7-10.

Limmud FSU Conference to Launch in Moldova

Lieberman Heads to Moldova

FM Lieberman continues outreach to eastern Europe with trip to Moldova.

Lieberman Heads to Moldova

Video: Moldovan Priest Attacks Menorah, Erects Cross

An Orthodox Christian priest and his followers attacked a public Chanukah menorah in Kishinev, which has a long history of anti-Semitism.

Video: Moldovan Priest Attacks Menorah, Erects Cross