Shameless and unparalleled insolence is the label given by the local newspaper, “Vechernaya Moskwa,” in an article headed “Bloody Blackmail,” in bringing to its readers the contents of the recent interview granted to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent by Dr. Alexander Vayda Voevod, Roumanian minister of the interior, in which he suggested that foreign Jews should aid Roumania’s credit as a means of ending the anti-Semitic disturbances.
“To demand Jewish loans as payment for Jewish safety,” says the paper,” is not nonsense as it was termed by the Roumanian Liberal press, but sheer bloody blackmail, surpassing in cynicism even the Czar’s ministers. Notwithstanding the ironical and ‘sharp criticism’ in the Liberal press Vayda Voevod retains his post. Isn’t it the best proof that the government agrees with his pogrom politics?” asks the “Vechernaya Moskwa.” “The Liberals attack the minister,” the paper concludes, “not because they disagree, but for his babbling about what ought to be kept quiet.”
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