Three eastern European countries take a principled stand with Israel by blocking a formal EU statement admonishing the U.S. over their upcoming Embassy move to Jerusalem on Monday.
The Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania have recently blocked a (EU) statement slamming the United States over its plan to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a spokesman said Saturday.
Once again the EU takes a stand against Israel’s sovereignty. – Wikimedia Commons
“The Czech Republic has protested against the planned statement,” Jiri Ovcacek, spokesman for Czech President Milos Zeman, told AFP.
“We appreciate that Hungary and Romania have taken the same principled stance,” he said, adding Zeman had agreed on the refusal with Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Foreign Minister Martin Stropnicky. Continue Reading »
Israelis vacationing at the Mamaia beach resort in Romania were surprised to learn how strangers knew their country of origin. Apparently, the wristbands that they were given didn’t only identify them by the resort they were at, it also identified them as Israeli.
• Tourist: ‘This is reminiscent of the old Nazi patch.’
By Shimon Yaish
Israeli tourists visiting the Romanian beach resort of Mamaia, considered one of the hottest new destinations for Israelis on the Black Sea, are being singled out as Israeli by purple bracelets they are asked to wear.
Arik Kogan, an Israeli vacationer who recently arrived at the resort, told Israel Hayom that he noticed in the first few days that seemingly everyone was able to recognize that he was Israeli. Continue Reading »
After the fire was extinguished by airport crew, airline convinces the majority of the 200 Israelis to re-board & fly home.
One passenger was hospitalized after inhaling smoke and fainting.
By Attila Somfalvi
An airliner full of Israeli tourists was evacuated of passengers overnight Tuesday at a Bucharest airport moments before takeoff, as a fire broke out. The passengers’ cabin became filled with smoke, causing one man to sustain a smoke inhalation injury that necessitated his hospitalization. After the fire was extinguished the passengers at first refused to return to their sits, but airport staff finally convinced them to do so and the plane took off. Continue Reading »
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