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Bucharest Jews can bury coronavirus dead on Shabbat to avoid cremation

Bucharest Jews can bury coronavirus dead on Shabbat to avoid cremation

Leading rabbi grants heter to bury Jewish coronavirus victims on Shabbat after govt. orders same-day burial or cremation of victims.Marcy Oster/JTA, 30/03/2020 22:56
Cousins separated during Holocaust reunited 75 years later

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/09/2019 22:11
19th-century Romanian synagogue turned into a restaraunt

19th-century Romanian synagogue turned into a restaraunt

Former Great Synagogue of Săveni now serves meat, traditional Romanian foods after being sold off.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 20/08/2019 17:10
Historical justice for 8000 Romanian Jews

Historical justice for 8000 Romanian Jews

Thousands of Romanian citizens will be recognized by the German government as Holocaust survivors and will receive compensation.Orly Harari, 18/07/2019 22:40
Human remains found near Jewish mass grave in Romania

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.AFP, 02/07/2019 23:43
They do not care if they go down in history as barbarians

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

That is what they are and they do not care. They would probably do it again if they could.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 30/06/2019 14:14
Romania hosts inaugural summit for anti-Semitism envoys

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.Cnaan Liphshiz - JTA, 17/06/2019 20:54
Romanian state museum head pens anti-Semitic conspiracy theory

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.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA and A7, 23/04/2019 17:36
73 headstones smashed at fire-ravaged Romanian Jewish cemetery

73 headstones smashed at fire-ravaged Romanian Jewish cemetery

Hate crime suspected as dozens of headstones smashed in neglected Husi Jewish cemetery.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 04/04/2019 19:53
Jordanian king nixes Romania trip over Jerusalem embassy move

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.AFP, 25/03/2019 12:39
Erekat blasts Romania over embassy relocation

Erekat blasts Romania over embassy relocation

PLO Secretary General: Romania plan to relocate embassy to Jerusalem a blatant violation of Palestinian rights.Elad Benari, 25/03/2019 06:06
Will Romanian president block PM's Jerusalem embassy move?

Will Romanian president block PM's Jerusalem embassy move?

Romanian president slams 'ignorant' prime minister, after premier vows to move embassy to Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 24/03/2019 22:00
Romania announces plans to move embassy to Jerusalem

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.Yoni Kempinski, Washington, 24/03/2019 15:55
Netanyahu to Romanian PM: We wait for you in 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.Elad Benari, Canada, 18/01/2019 22:01
Romanian firm discriminated against Jewish employee, court rules

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 28/12/2018 14:53
IDF medical forces in Romania for special exercise

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/10/2018 14:14
Survivors receive payments from restitution efforts in Romania

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2018 14:29
Suspect arrested in vandalism of Wiesel's childhood home

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.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 18/08/2018 01:00
Romania: Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Elie Wiesel's 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.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2018 21:54
Romanian minister apologizes over Auschwitz gaffe

Romanian minister apologizes over Auschwitz gaffe

Romanian minister apologizes for comparing Auschwitz to African swine fever, says he has 'never offended anyone.'AFP, 26/07/2018 21:49
'Romania’s anti-Semitism laws meaningless without enforcement'

'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.JTA, 25/06/2018 17:45
Court: EU nations must recognize foreign  same-sex marriages

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.Gary Willig, 08/06/2018 12:28
PA recalls envoys to 4 European nations

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.AFP, 16/05/2018 15:12
Eastern Europe blocks EU rant over US embassy move

Eastern Europe blocks EU rant over US embassy move

Three EU countries block statement slamming US over upcoming Embassy move.AFP, 12/05/2018 23:33
Wizz Air opens new route from Romania to Tel Aviv

Wizz Air opens new route from Romania to Tel Aviv

Sibiu becomes sixth Romanian city to operate direct route to Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/05/2018 20:39
Romanian president demands PM resign over Jerusalem embassy move

Romanian president demands PM resign over Jerusalem embassy move

President of Romania angered by plans to move embassy to Jerusalem, looks to force PM to resign.AFP, 27/04/2018 13:40
Romanian PM: We don't have enough support to move embassy

Romanian PM: We don't have enough support to move embassy

President Rivlin meets with Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă, discussing possible Embassy move, anti-Semitism, and the Middle East.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/04/2018 16:31
Romanian PM to visit Israel

Romanian PM to visit Israel

Romanian PM to visit Yad Vashem, Western Wall, during 2-day trip to Israel.AFP, 25/04/2018 11:39
Romanian president slams plan to move Israel embassy

Romanian president slams plan to move Israel embassy

Romanian president slams government's plan to move embassy to Jerusalem, claims doing so would violate international law.AFP, 20/04/2018 13:31
Hotovely: Hope to see the Romanian embassy in Jerusalem soon

Hotovely: Hope to see the Romanian embassy in Jerusalem soon

Deputy Minister Hotovely, Minister Kara welcome Romania's announcement that it will relocate its embassy to Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 20/04/2018 00:07
Romania to relocate embassy to Jerusalem

Romania to relocate embassy to Jerusalem

Romania to become third country to move embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following the US and Guatemala.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/04/2018 23:10
Romania to consider moving embassy to Jerusalem

Romania to consider moving embassy to Jerusalem

Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely meets Romanian Foreign Minister who says his country would consider moving its embassy.Nitsan Keidar, 11/04/2018 03:06
23 Israelis injured in Romania bus accident

23 Israelis injured in Romania bus accident

8 children among the injured as bus carrying tourists overturns near Romanian salt mine.Gary Willig, 01/04/2018 17:54
Israeli killed in Romania

Israeli killed in Romania

23-year-old Israeli killed in a car accident in Romania. His family was notified.Ido Ben Porat, 08/01/2018 23:21
Romanian leader: We should consider moving embassy

Romanian leader: We should consider moving embassy

Leader of Romania’s ruling party says the country should “seriously consider” moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 24/12/2017 04:17
'Spike' missiles successfully pass Romanian operational tests

'Spike' missiles successfully pass Romanian operational tests

Romania puts Israeli missile through operational and technical tests, examines buying missile launcher.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/12/2017 15:17
Watch: Netanyahu takes first-time visitors on tour of Jerusalem

Watch: Netanyahu takes first-time visitors on tour of Jerusalem

Prime Minister Netanyahu gives Romanian tourists personal tour of Jerusalem's Old City.David Rosenberg, 12/11/2017 18:53
Teens arrested in vandalism at Romanian Jewish cemetery

Teens arrested in vandalism at Romanian Jewish cemetery

Teens accused of destroying 10 headstones at Jewish cemetery.JTA, 18/10/2017 20:17
Last remnants of Jewish community struggle to retain heritage

Last remnants of Jewish community struggle to retain heritage

A Hasidic dynasty began in this Romanian town. Now the Jewish community is barely surviving.JTA, 16/09/2017 22:59
'The State of Israel is the answer to anti-Semitism'

'The State of Israel is the answer to anti-Semitism'

Social Equality Minister attends Romanian parade in memory of Elie Wiesel, speaks of Wiesel's legacy in fighting anti-Semitism.Hezki Baruch, 11/09/2017 00:18
Trump: Romanian Holocaust remembrance 'vital cause'

Trump: Romanian Holocaust remembrance 'vital cause'

US President remembers late Romanian Holocaust survivor Eli Wiesel, praises AJC for presenting award to Romanian president.JTA, 13/06/2017 22:35
Romania to apply working definition for anti-Semitism

Romania to apply working definition for anti-Semitism

Romania adopts International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's working definition of anti-Semitism, aims to battle discrimination.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/05/2017 22:06
Tombstones vandalized in Romanian Jewish cemetery

Tombstones vandalized in Romanian Jewish cemetery

Vandals smash 10 tombstones at Jewish cemetery in Bucharest.Ben Ariel, 26/04/2017 02:06
2 Israelis killed in car accident in Romania

2 Israelis killed in car accident in Romania

Two Israelis killed, three injured in accident in Romania.David Rosenberg, 28/03/2017 14:14
Romanian government roiled by protests

Romanian government roiled by protests

Corruption allegations spark anti-government demonstrations in Romania., 06/02/2017 09:34
Romanian President rejects Muslim candidate for Prime Minister

Romanian President rejects Muslim candidate for Prime Minister

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis rejects Social Democrats' candidate for prime minister, Sevil Shhaideh.Gary Willig, 27/12/2016 17:55
Romania opens first state-run Holocaust Museum

Romania opens first state-run Holocaust Museum

Romania, which denied its role in the Holocaust for years, is to open the first state-run museum dedicated to the Jewish community.AFP, 10/10/2016 21:01
US missile defense shield goes live in Europe

US missile defense shield goes live in Europe

US activates first missile defense shield in Romania; Russia is livid.Chana Roberts, 22/09/2016 17:26
Uncovered security breach - ended up in prison

Uncovered security breach - ended up in prison

Marcel Lazar, a former Romanian taxi driver, will spend 52 months in prison, after uncovering Clinton's use of her private server.Rachel Kaplan, 01/09/2016 21:22
Theft leaves Romania's Jewish theater in jeopardy

Theft leaves Romania's Jewish theater in jeopardy

Romania's main Jewish theater may not be able to open its 2017 season due to theft of key pieces of equipment.JTA, 31/08/2016 06:19
Hundreds pay tribute to Elie Wiesel's in Romania

Hundreds pay tribute to Elie Wiesel's in Romania

Nobel laureate was instrumental in getting Romania to face up to its dark past.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2016 20:01
In Romania, poignant memories of Elie Wiesel

In Romania, poignant memories of Elie Wiesel

Perhaps nowhere is Elie Wiesel's passing felt more poignantly than in his country of birth.Mihaela Rodina, 03/07/2016 14:49
Romania facilitates restitution of survivors

Romania facilitates restitution of survivors

Romania’s Parliament passes legislation prioritizing the processing of claims belonging to Holocaust survivors.JTA, 11/05/2016 05:04
EU Jews now allowed to miss exams for holidays

EU Jews now allowed to miss exams for holidays

EJA campaign to extend full religious freedom to Orthodox Jewish college students succeeds in Romania.Arutz Sheva staff, 01/05/2016 11:16
Car crash in Romania kills two Israeli students

Car crash in Romania kills two Israeli students

Medical students die in crash with details still unclear - one lost his nephews in fire and brother in pool drowning just months ago.Ari Yashar, 23/04/2016 20:52
Bucharest mayoral candidate worries watchdog

Bucharest mayoral candidate worries watchdog

Romanian watchdog concerned over mayoral candidate who said local Jews lied about the number of their brethren killed in the Holocaust.JTA, 19/04/2016 05:38
Romania arrests Israeli 'spies'

Romania arrests Israeli 'spies'

Two Israelis arrested in Romania, two more under investigation for spying charges. Top Mossad agents tied to company at heart of case.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/04/2016 16:39