topum (topum) wrote,

Israel's defense chief resignation

The locals here are discussing Avigdor Lieberman's resignation as Israel's defense chief way more than I would have expected such news to be discussed or even noticed here. It seems to be getting much more attention than Brexit for example, which I thought was strange.

It turns out that Avigdor Lieberman is from Moldova, he was born here. Also, Moldova and Israel have very strong ties both personal (Moldova's huge Jewish community (at some point in the last century it was 50/50 in many major cities) emigrated not that long ago and many locals are in touch with their Israeli best friends they grew up together with) as well as economic (huge and increasing number of Moldovans work in Israel on temp contracts).

Tags: israel, moldova
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