Romanian journalist assaulted, called ‘kike’

By JTA
May 21, 2013 14:37

The prime minister of Romania this week instructed authorities to investigate an apparent anti-Semitic assault on a journalist in Bucharest.

According to a statement by the MCA Romania, The Center for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism in Romania, Prime Minister Victor Ponta gave the order in connection with an incident which happened on May 17 to Mircea Marian, a journalist with the national daily newspaper Evenimentul Zilei.

The journalist was pushed around by a man who called him “Jidan,” Romanian for “kike,” according to reports. In an interview he gave after the incident, Marian said he is not Jewish but an Eastern Orthodox Christian.


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