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Firebomb thrown at Israeli embassy in Romania

A foreign citizen was detained in Romania’s capital after allegedly attacking the entrance of the Israeli Embassy with a Molotov cocktail.

Romania creates award for special merits in combating antisemitism and hate speech

President of Romania Klaus Iohannis promulgated a law regarding the establishment of the Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu National Award for special merits in combating antisemitism, hate speech, xenophobia and radicalisation.

Romanian Parliament passes law establishing the National Day of Friendship and Solidarity with Israel

According to the provisions of the law, each year, diplomatic, political, cultural, social and artistic events will be organised and materials dedicated to the history and promotion of the bilateral Romanian-Israeli relations will be presented.

Romanian government marks decision to teach Jewish history and the Holocaust in schools

The President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania Silviu Vexler welcomed the initiative saying it was 'the first real step in fully taking responsibility for what happened' in the country.

Romanian Jewish Community President announces restoration of Constanța synagogue

The President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania Silviu Vexler announced on a Facebook post that he had signed a contract “for the execution of restoration and general rehabilitation works” at the synagogue.

Bucharest’s State Jewish Theatre joins the European project “phone – Giving Minority Languages a Voice”

The State Jewish Theatre in Bucharest will participate in the European project "Phone - Giving Minority Languages a Voice," together with seven other theatres and two cultural institutions from the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, Norway, Spain, and Ireland.

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