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  • U.S. Official Says Deplorable Acts by Rumania Are Not Reasons to Deny That Country Mfn Status

    A Reagan Administration official told Congress Friday that the Rumanian government’s bulldozing of the 600-year-old Spanish Synagogue in Bucharest July 21 and other deplorable acts by that government are not reasons to deny Rumania extension of Most-Favored-Nation (MFN) trade status by the United States. Rozanne Ridgeway, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, said the… More ▸

  • Bush Tours Old City, Meets with Olim from Ussr, U.s., Rumania

    Vice President George Bush spent the second day of his visit to Israel Monday touring the Old City of Jerusalem in the company of Mayor Teddy Kollek, and later had lunch with a recent Jewish emigrant from the Soviet Union. Bush, who arrived on the first part of a three-nation, 10-day tour of the Middle… More ▸

  • Presidents Conference Testifies in Support of Mnf Status for Rumania

    In recent testimony before the House subcommittee on trade, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations said it “continues to support” most-favored-nation status for Rumania under the waiver provision of the Jackson Vanik Amendment. Alfred Moses, a vice president of the American Jewish Committee, presented the testimony in behalf of Conference chairman, Kenneth… More ▸

  • Pope Meets Rumanian Chief Rabbi

    Pope John Paul II conveyed his “best wishes” to Europe’s Chief Rabbis during a 30 minute meeting in Rome Friday with Rumanian Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen. Rosen is due to attend this week a meeting of European Chief Rabbis in the Swiss mountain village of Grindenwald. Vatican sources said the Pontiff, who took the initiative… More ▸

  • Rumania Accused of Halving the Number of Jews Allowed to Emigrate

    The Center for Russian and East European Jewry has accused Rumania of halving the number of Jews allowed to emigrate annually and warned that rising anti-Semitism in that country will make it necessary to evacuate the remaining Jewish community over the next few years. Jacob Birnbaum, the Center’s national director, made those points in testimony… More ▸

  • Jewish Group Endorses Extension of Mfn for Rumania

    The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations today endorsed a one-year extension of most-favored-nation (MFN) trade status for Rumania, although one Jewish leader noted that Jewish emigration so far this year has been disappointing. The Presidents Conference has had assurances from Rumanian officials that the number of Jews emigrating for Israel this year… More ▸

  • Special Report Rumania’s Dwindling Jewish Community Unique in World

    The facts and figures pertaining to the Jewish community of Rumania are unique in every respect: unique in the Jewish world, unique in the Communist world, and unique in Rumania itself. Before World War II there were 800,000 Jews in Rumania. Half of them perished in the Holocaust. Of those who survived almost all have… More ▸

  • Peres Visiting Italy and Rumania; Messages from Arafat Await Him

    Premier Shimon Peres’ brief visits to Italy and Rumania, on which he left today, have generated more than routine political interest. Italian Premier Bettino Craxi said on a Voice of Israel Radio interview last night that he has received a message from Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasir Arafat and would inform Peres of its contents… More ▸

  • Peres to Visit Rumania Next Month

    Israeli Premier Shimon Peres will visit Rumania, the only eastern bloc country that maintains relations with the Jewish State, in two weeks, according to Rumanian Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen. Rosen revealed the imminent visit by Peres this afternoon at a question and answer session via television hook up with the Israeli leader in Jerusalem. Rosen… More ▸