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  • Presidents Conference Urges U.S. to Continue Mfn for Rumania

    The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations today called on the United States to continue most favored nation trade status for Rumania. Warren Eisenberg, director of the International Council of B’nai B’rith International, one of the groups that comprise the Presidents Conference, told a hearing of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on… More ▸

  • Rumania Rescinds Tax

    The Rumanian government, two weeks ago, rescinded a recent law that required all persons emigrating from Rumania to repay the State for the higher education they had received at its expense, Maariv reported yesterday. The tax affected mainly Jews immigrating to Israel, a large number of whom hold academic degrees. Rumanians leaving for the United… More ▸

  • Reagan Continues Mfn for Rumania for Another Year

    President Reagan has notified Congress that he will extend for another year most favored national (MFN) trade status to Rumania following assurances he received from President Nicolae Ceausescu that the education tax imposed on would-be Rumanian emigrants will be dropped. Reagan, in a message to Congress last Friday, also said he had received personal assurances… More ▸

  • Rumania to Drop Emigration Tax

    Rumania intends to drop its tax on emigrants, Foreign Minister Stefan Andrei of Rumania told Vice President George Bush and Secretary of State George Shultz and other U.S. officials during two days of talks this week in Washington. The move is an effort on the part of Rumania to avoid losing its most-favored-nation status with… More ▸

  • Ceausescu Invites Begin to Rumania

    President Nicolae Ceausescu of Rumania has invited Premier Menachem Begin to visit Bucharest. But Begin reportedly is insisting that Ceausescu come to Israel first, to return the visit he made to Bucharest in August, 1977. The invitation was delivered to Begin by a personal emissary of the Rumanian President last week. The timing is significant… More ▸

  • Reagan’s Warning That U.S. Will Suspend Rumania’s Mfn Trade Status Unless It Ends Its Tax on Emigran

    A spokesman for 37 national Jewish organizations has hailed the Reagan Administration for its warning to Rumania that it will suspend the most-favored-nation (MFN) trade status unless it ends a tax on its citizens who want to emigrate. Yehuda Hellman, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, declared in… More ▸

  • Rosen Says 1,606 Jews Left Rumania This Year Compared to 1,067 in 1981

    Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen of Rumania said here today that Jewish emigration from this country has increased by close to 50 percent in 1982 as compared to 1981 in spite of the dwindling community. In a statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Rosen said that 1,606 Jews left for Israel this year compared to 1,067… More ▸