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  • Shamir in Support of Mfn for Rumania

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir has come out in support of Washington’s restoring Rumania’s Most Favored Nation status of which it was recently deprived by the U.S. Congress because of American concern over human rights violations in Rumania. Shamir, who paid an official visit to Bucharest last week, told visiting U.S. Sen. John Breaux (D. La.)… More ▸

  • Shamir on Official Visit to Rumania

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir was scheduled to leave Monday evening for a three-day official visit to Rumania. Officials expected Shamir’s talks with Rumanian President Nicolae Ceausescu to center on an international Middle East peace conference, which Shamir still firmly rejects and of which the Rumanian leader has been a long-time advocate. Ceausescu hosted PLO chairman… More ▸

  • Trip to Israel Via Rumania of Former Poc’s Not Seen As Precedent

    Two prominent former Prisoners of Conscience who were released from a labor camp March 19 arrived in Israel Thursday via a direct flight from Rumania, according to the National Conference on Soviet Jewry (NCSJ). Mark Nepomniashchy and Yakov Levin, father and son-in-law, were travelling with their wives via Bucharest “on principle, to create a precedent,”… More ▸

  • B’nai B’rith Protests As Rumania Loses Mfn Status

    Rumania’s Most-Favored-Nation (MFN) status was suspended for six months Friday in protest of Rumania’s record on human rights and emigration. The Senate vote was seen also as a rebuke of the Reagan Administration. Jewish groups had argued strongly against the action and registered dismay at the Senate vote because of concern over Rumania’s cooperation in… More ▸

  • Ucsj Rips Plan for Soviet Jews to Fly to Israel Via Rumania

    The Union of Councils for Soviet Jews (UCSJ) denounced Thursday a proposal that Soviet Jewish emigrants go directly to Israel through Rumania. “The plan would deny the emigres’ right to select the United States or other Western nations as their destination of first choice, as guaranteed by international human rights treaties,” the UCSJ said. The… More ▸

  • Arsonists Who Burned Down Synagogue in Rumania Get Long Prison Terms

    A Rumanian court has sentenced four persons to long prison terms for burning down a synagogue in the Moldavian town of Bohush on October 30, the Chief Rabbi of Rumania, Moses Rosen, told leaders of the World Jewish Congress, The synagogue was burned to the ground after its janitor was stabbed. Rosen said here last… More ▸

  • Anti-semitic Articles in Rumania

    Violently anti-Semitic articles have recently appeared in two Rumanian publications, including the Communist Youth League weekly. The French news agency AFP reports from Bucharest that Rumanian Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen believes that these publications “have created a climate” which made possible the fire which recently broke out in a Moldavian synagogue. The Rumanian authorities said… More ▸

  • Synagogue in Rumania Burned Down

    A synagogue in the Rumanian town of Bohush in Moldavia was burned to the ground after its janitor was stabbed by unknown assailants last Thursday. Rumanian Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen reported the incident in a Kol Israel Radio interview Sunday. He said the arson occurred a day after a visit to the provincial synagogue by… More ▸