Tag: mizrahi
Macedonia 30.12.20 | 15:15

“Does this look like mere administration to you?”, Mizrahi asks Zaev while showing him pictures of family members killed in the Holocaust

A dramatic moment occurred in the Parliament today, as Prime Minister Zaev and his ministers came to answer questions from representatives. Rasela Mizrahi from VMRO-DPMNE, the first Jewish member of a Macedonian Government who was ousted by Zaev after a vile anti-Semitic campaign by SDSM activists, blasted...

Macedonia 01.12.20 | 09:34

The Jewish community will not allow Holocaust denial, Mizrahi tells Zaev

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Rasela Mizrahi, who was the first Jewish member of Government, said that the Jewish community is appalled by Zoran Zaev’s new position on Bulgaria – to accept revision of history, including that of the Second World War and the Holocaust. Rewriting history to...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 21:54

Rasela Mizrahi spoke from the site of the Vatasa massacre

Rasela Mizrahi spoke from the near-by village of Vatasa, the site of a massacre of 12 youths by the Bulgarian forces in 1943, during the series of protests held today. Protesters gathered in seven cities to denounce Zoran Zaev’s surrender in the dispute with Bulgaria, which includes revising Macedonian...

Macedonia 13.11.20 | 20:43

Mizrahi: We are in a plane without a pilot, we need a broad Government now

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Rasela Mizrahi called for an immediate creation of a broad Government of national unity, that will help steer Macedonia from the deep crisis it is in. During the early elections, Zoran Zaev kept declaring that the healthcare crisis is under control. We now see that nothing...

Macedonia 29.08.20 | 19:09

What concession comes next, will you give up Goce Delcev?, Mizrahi asks Zoran Zaev

During the Parliament session on the proposed new Government, VMRO-DPMNE representative Rasela Mizrahi asked the would-be Prime Minister Zoran Zaev which national issue concession comes next. During his first term, Zaev imposed a humiliating name change and agreed to open-ended negotiations with Greece...

Macedonia 04.06.20 | 17:21

Rasela Mizrahi reports that she is being followed, intimidated

Former Labour and Welfare Minister Rasela Mizrahi warned that she is being followed by hooded men who are snapping pictures of her movement. Mizrahi was appointed to the caretaker Government by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, but was removed by the ruling SDSM party, in violation of the pre-election...

Macedonia 17.02.20 | 15:06

Nikoloski: Dimitrov hurt SDSM with his push to remove Rasela Mizrahi

Rasela Mizrahi was an excellent Minister who worked to reveal all the crimes the SDSM party committed in the Labour and Welfare Ministry, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski. Mizrahi was removed from the Government on the night between Saturday and Sunday, and VMRO-DPMNE refused to nominate...

Macedonia 17.02.20 | 12:04

Rasela Mizrahi was targeted for investigating the work of her predecessor Mila Carovska

The ruling coalition removed Labour and Welfare Minister Rasela Mizrahi from her post citing her refusal to use the imposed name “North Macedonia”. The claim rang hollow as many officials from the ruling SDSM party, which pushes the name change on the country, themselves stopped using the...

Macedonia 16.02.20 | 10:42

VMRO will not nominate a replacement to Rasela Mizrahi

VMRO-DPMNE will not nominate a candidate to replace Labour and Welfare Minister Rasela Mizrahi, who was voted out by the ruling majority yesterday after she refused to use the imposed name “North Macedonia”, Republika has learnt. The Parliament is set to dissolve today to make way for early...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 17:26

Mizrahi’s removal causes outrage

The removal of Rasela Mizrahi from the Government sparked outrage, especially on the right, as many activists and opinion-makers came to her support. A police state punishing a person for her free speech? The interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski trampled the Constitution with the vote held in the...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 10:09

Dissident for loving Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski posted a photograph with Rasela Mizrahi, shortly after she was removed as Labour and Welfare Minister. The caption said “Dissident for loving Mother Macedonia”. Mizrahi, who became an instant sensation in Macedonian politics after being nominated by...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 09:44

“I am a proud Jewish woman from Macedonia”, Rasela Mizrahi declares before being removed from office

With a late night vote, held way past midnight, the ruling SDSM party removed interim Labour and Welfare Minister Rasela Mizrahi from her position. Mizrahi was removed after she defiantly refused to use the imposed name “North Macedonia” during official events. I am a proud Jewish woman from...

Macedonia 13.02.20 | 15:10

Parliament may meet this afternoon

Members of Parliament were invited to assemble at 15h, even though a session of Parliament is not scheduled yet. The Parliament was supposed to dissolve yesterday, in order to begin the procedure for early elections on April 12, but under strong pressure from the ruling SDSM party the move was postponed....

Macedonia 13.02.20 | 12:20

Another insult aimed at Rasela Mizrahi: “For a Jew, she acts stupidly”, SDSM activist says

Journalist Ljupco Zikov is the latest SDSM party supporter to join in the attacks on Labour and Welfare Minister Rasela Mizrahi, who has faced a torrent of anti-Semitic abuse after her appointment. Zikov is the head of the business magazine Kapital, and was nominated by SDSM to positions in the publicly...

Macedonia 13.02.20 | 12:12

Zernovski contradicts other SDSM officials who demand the removal of Rasela Mizrahi

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski insisted today that the Parliament must remove the Labour and Welfare Minister Rasela Mizrahi. The request is another demand from the ruling SDSM party that is used to postpone the dissolution of Parliament. Spasovski claims that Mizrahi must go because she held...

Macedonia 12.02.20 | 16:19

Spasovski demands that Mizrahi is removed from the Government – move seems meant to delay the dissolution of Parliament

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski sent a request to the Parliament to remove the interim Labour and Welfare Minister Rasela Mizrahi from her office. The move seems designed to postpone the elections, as the Parliament is supposed to dissolve today. The excuse to demand Mizrahi’s removal is...

Macedonia 07.02.20 | 15:59

SDSM directly linked to the pre-election campaign of hate speech

The ruling SDSM party condemned the horrific anti-Semitic comment from journalist Branko Trickovski, who is an outspoken supporter of SDSM. In a broad comment, SDSM called for higher standards in public expression. Party spokesman Kostadin Kostadinov was pressed in more detail and insited that Trickovski...

Macedonia 07.02.20 | 13:52

Interior Ministry says it has provided material on the latest anti-Semitic outburst against Minister Mizrahi to state prosecutors

The Interior Ministry announced it is collecting data about the latest anti-Semitic hate speech incident involving journalist Branko Trickovski and is notifying state prosecutors who can decide to press charges. After being left to threaten opposition officials with impunity for years, this could be...

Macedonia 07.02.20 | 11:43

Trickovski remains unrepentant after his latest anti-Semitic comment against Rasela Mizrahi causes public outrage

Controversial journalist Branko Trickovski, who is an outspoken supporter of the ruling SDSM party, was unrepentant after his latest hate speech incident caused widespread public outrage. On Thursday, Trickovski posted a morbid “joke” about Labour and Welfare Minister Rasela Mizrahi –...

Macedonia 04.02.20 | 19:28

Mizrahi: Welfare center directors are being coached in how to talk to me, they even use the same sentences

Interim Labour and Welfare Minister Rasela Mizrahi shared a curious event during her meetings with regional welfare office directors, while she is inspecting their work. The reform of the welfare system is dysfunctional, especially in the integrated case management, which leaves a lot of room for manipulation,...

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