The announcement, ahead of a snap election, is meant to break a stubborn veto put in place by the opposition, the nation’s caretaker prime minist
The announcement comes amid heightened tensions between Moldova and the European Union.
An old Jewish judge who refuses to open his eyes - just one of the touching images he describes about his shtetl, Rashkev.
“We didn’t know that the Jewish custom is to put a six-pointed star on the grave. We did what we could do by ourselves.”
Jewish life in Rybnitsa – or in other Moldovan cities like Chisinau or Balti or Tiraspol – isn’t what we consider avant-garde.
Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican California congressman and a candidate for Secretary of State, clashed with a Moldovan-born Jewish news anchor over Putin’s human rights record.
The mayor of Chisinau, Moldova, said he would restore a landmark structure, largely destroyed during the Holocaust, as a monument to local Jews who died in the genocide.
A writer’s association in Moldova reportedly has nominated Paul Goma, a Romanian author accused of writing anti-Semitic texts, for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
In a chilling ceremony in Moldova’s capital on December 14, Orthodox priest Anatol Cibric along with about 100 singing and banner-holding supporters ritually desecrated a public menorah, placing it at the feet of a statue of Stephan the Great.