On Tuesday, pro-Israel president of Romania Klaus Iohannis rejected PSD-ALDE nomination of country’s first female and Muslim Sevil Shhaideh as country’s new prime minister under Jewish pressure. Klaus Iohannis gave no reasons for his rejection of Sevil Shhaideh, but there was speculation that it was due to her Syrian husband’s support for Assad and Hizbullah.
Romania’s Social Democratic Party (PSD) which won largest seats (221) in the recent election. Together with their longtime ally, the ALDE grouping, the PSD has an outright majority of 250 seats out of parliament’s 465 seats assembly, which means under country’s constitution, they have the right to choose the next prime minister to replace the defeated PM Dacian Ciolos.
PSD leader Liviu Dragnea who is unable to lead the government being under investigation, nominated former female cabinet minister Sevil Shhaideh for country’s new prime minister. But the nomination has rekindled old Muslim hatred of country’s Christian majority when Ottoman Sultans used to decide who should rule Transylvania, Wallachia and Moldavia.
Sevil Shhaideh, 52, an agronomist by profession, comes from Crimean Tatar-Turkish Muslim family roots. She is married to Syrian businessman Akram Shhaideh. Liviu Dragnea was a witness at their wedding, which took place in 2011. She is neither a politician or MP.
Romania recognized the Zionist entity three weeks after it was established by Allied Powers in 1948. In order to populate Arab land with European Jews, Romania sold 235,000 Jews to Israel during 1960-1989 for cash and arms.
Liviu Dragnea has accused president Klaus Iohannis for dragging his approval under pressure from former Romanian president Traian Basescu, a close ally of Benjamin Netanyahu. Basescu visited Israel twice as president. During his last year visit, he told Netanyahu that he always considered Israel as his second home. During his meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, Basescu asked the PA leader to recognize Israel as a ‘Jewish state’.
Basescu warned Iohannis to think twice before naming Shhaideh as prime minister, despite her good reputation as a bureaucrat. He pointed out to the fact that her husband worked for the Syrian agriculture ministry for 20 years adding that this was the most that I can publicly say about this.
Basescu asked Dragnea to nominate someone else to spare Iohannis from making an unsuitable nomination for Prime Minister for the sake of political stability.
The pro-Israel RISE Project has dug several anti-Israel skeletons in Sevil Shhaideh’s husband’s closet.
- Her husband is a supporter of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad who has been target of a US-sponsored regime change for Israel for the last five years.
- On his social accounts, Akram Shhaideh praised and shared the posts of the page called Only God, Syria and Bashar.
- On his social accounts, he also shared an article which claims that the leader of Hizbullah, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah leads a ‘jihad’ to defend Lebanon against Israel army. Hizbullah is the only Arab militia which had defeated Israeli army in 2000 and 2006.
Under Romanian constitution presidency is not ceremonial. The country’s president also heads defense and justice ministries.