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An Israeli member of the Romanian parliament says he will resign, citing increased anti-Semitism in the country.

Nati Meir, a member of the Chamber of Deputies since 2004, is an independent lawmaker, though he started his political career as a member of the extreme right-wing Greater Romania Party.

Meir is expected to resign Monday, Ynet reported. Meanwhile, he told Ynet that Jews should “think twice” before doing business in Romania.

“Jews are going to be facing some tough times here,” he said. “The era of Israeli growth in Romania is over.”

Meir said that anti-Semitism has increased over his 13 years in the country.

“If this is the situation we face, and I as a parliament member see these things, and I have no right to respond to it, I decided to do something,” he said. “The Nationalist Party is dancing on Jewish blood and no one is standing up and saying it’s illegal. If I didn’t take this step, then where would we be?”

Meir said he and his family are considering returning to Israel. Meir left Israel after serving 30 months in prison for impersonating a lawyer, according to The Guardian.

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