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Human Rights court: Bulgaria to pay compensation for ignoring complaints of discrimination

Human Rights court: Bulgaria to pay compensation for ignoring complaints of discrimination

Bulgarian courts failed to punish Holocaust denier, European tribunal rules.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 21/02/2021 00:33
Bulgarian synagogue, Halle memorial targeted in spate of crimes on Jewish sites in Europe

Bulgarian synagogue, Halle memorial targeted in spate of crimes on Jewish sites in Europe

'Free Palestine, Israel=Nazis' spray painted on synagogue in Bulgaria. Vandals attempt to set Israeli flag on fire in Halle, Germany.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 25/12/2020 07:44
Netanyahu: The friendship with Bulgaria is blossoming

Netanyahu: The friendship with Bulgaria is blossoming

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets Bulgarian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva in Jerusalem.Nitsan Keidar, 13/11/2020 00:12
Bulgarian Prime Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Bulgarian Prime Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will stay at home for any treatment after testing positive for coronavirus.Elad Benari, 26/10/2020 03:06
Bulgarian court sentences two Hezbollah terrorists to life for attack on Israeli tourists

Bulgarian court sentences two Hezbollah terrorists to life for attack on Israeli tourists

Bulgarian court sentences 2 Hezbollah terrorists in abstenia to life in prison for deadly bombing attack which killed five Israeli tourists.Diana Simeonova, AFP, 21/09/2020 11:22
Bulgarian court to rule in 2012 Israeli bus bombing trial

Bulgarian court to rule in 2012 Israeli bus bombing trial

Bulgarian court to rule Monday on 2012 terrorist attack on Israeli tourists which killed five Israelis, including a pregnant woman.Diana Simeonova, AFP, 21/09/2020 07:40
Skies open to 'green' countries today

Skies open to 'green' countries today

First flight to Bulgaria to take off from Ben Gurion today as travel to and from Europe without quarantine resumes in limited format.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/08/2020 08:17
The skies open: These are the countries Israelis can fly to

The skies open: These are the countries Israelis can fly to

Coronavirus Cabinet approves first group of countries Israel can fly to and return from without going into isolation when they return.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/08/2020 21:32
Jewish cemetery in Bulgaria vandalized

Jewish cemetery in Bulgaria vandalized

Gravestones toppled, broken in 19th century Jewish cemetery in Shoumen.Marcy Oster/JTA, 21/01/2020 19:59
Bulgaria opens 1st Jewish school in over 20 years

Bulgaria opens 1st Jewish school in over 20 years

Founders of new school hope students will be 'proud of being Jewish.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/09/2019 16:57
Synagogue attacked in Bulgarian capital

Synagogue attacked in Bulgarian capital

Vandal throws stones, breaks windows of Sofia Central Synagogue on Shabbat, days before International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Gary Willig, 20/01/2019 16:30
'We stand together in this battle against terrorism'

'We stand together in this battle against terrorism'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets Bulgarian counterpart, says the two countries are working to jointly produce weapons systems.Nitsan Keidar, 02/11/2018 04:39
Bulgaria to open honorary consulate in Jerusalem

Bulgaria to open honorary consulate in Jerusalem

PM says Bulgaria committed to opening 'honorary consulate' in J'lem. 'I hope this will lead to opening of embassy in Jerusalem.'JTA, 24/06/2018 19:35
We appreciate your efforts against anti-Semitism

We appreciate your efforts against anti-Semitism

PM Netanyahu meets with Bulgarian PM Borissov, thanks him for defending Israel in international forums.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/06/2018 14:29
'Israel has right to determine its capital'

'Israel has right to determine its capital'

Although Bulgarian PM says Jerusalem can be recognized as Israel's capital, he emphasizes he won't transfer his country's embassy there.Mordechai Sones, 13/06/2018 12:08
Bulgarian PM to visit Israel

Bulgarian PM to visit Israel

Bulgarian PM Borissov to arrive in Israel for 2-day visit, meeting with Israeli leaders and PA leader Hamdallah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2018 14:55
Bulgarian tourists arrested for theft

Bulgarian tourists arrested for theft

Police arrest Bulgarian couple in Israel, find fake, stolen credit cards in their apartment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/04/2018 14:33
Israel, Bulgaria, to cooperate on technology and gas?

Israel, Bulgaria, to cooperate on technology and gas?

PM Netanyahu and Bulgaria's Pres. Radev meet to discuss various economic issues, reinforce bilateral relations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/03/2018 16:54
The Lukov March: Neo-Nazis march through the streets of Sofia

The Lukov March: Neo-Nazis march through the streets of Sofia

The Lukov March - passive anti-Semitism permitted by Bulgaria’s constitutional loophole. Roy Wexler, 21/02/2018 17:59
Petition calls to ban annual neo-Nazi march in Bulgaria

Petition calls to ban annual neo-Nazi march in Bulgaria

World Jewish Congress calls on Bulgarian government to issue ban on march, held in Bulgarian capital annually since 2003.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2018 12:53
Trial of Burgas bombing suspects begins

Trial of Burgas bombing suspects begins

Two men allegedly linked to Hezbollah go on trial in absentia in Bulgaria over 2012 attack on Israeli tourists.Elad Benari, 18/01/2018 05:08
Bulgaria adopts international definition of anti-Semitism

Bulgaria adopts international definition of anti-Semitism

Bulgarian government adopts International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism, appoints coordinator to fight hate.JTA, 19/10/2017 17:20
Jewish monument vandalized in Bulgaria

Jewish monument vandalized in Bulgaria

Monument in the town of Vidin vandalized with Islamic symbols.Ben Ariel, 22/08/2017 06:02
Bulgarian Deputy PM: I 'horsed around' in Nazi camp in my youth

Bulgarian Deputy PM: I 'horsed around' in Nazi camp in my youth

Valeri Simeonov admits to 'horsing around' with friends in Buchenwald death camp in the 1970s to defend party member who made Nazi salute.JTA, 21/05/2017 17:50
Neo-Nazi rally held in Bulgarian capital despite ban

Neo-Nazi rally held in Bulgarian capital despite ban

Annual neo-Nazi rally held in the capital of Bulgaria despite a municipal ban.JTA, 22/02/2017 03:31
Bulgarian Jews raise money for Muslim victims of train explosion

Bulgarian Jews raise money for Muslim victims of train explosion

Bulgarian Jews donate $6,000 to victims of an explosion inside a heavily populated Muslim village.JTA, 20/12/2016 05:32
Trial of Burgas terror suspects delayed

Trial of Burgas terror suspects delayed

Trial over 2012 bombing of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria pushed back because of a procedural error.Elad Benari, 27/09/2016 05:42
Bulgaria files charges in Burgas terrorist attack

Bulgaria files charges in Burgas terrorist attack

Bulgarian prosecutors file charges against two accomplices of Burgas bomber who killed five Israelis in 2012.Ben Ariel, Canada, 15/07/2016 22:03
PFLP terrorist death 'not murder'

PFLP terrorist death 'not murder'

Bulgarian prosecutor suggests death of wanted PFLP terrorist in February was probably not murder.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/03/2016 16:12
Widow says Bulgaria covering up terrorist's death

Widow says Bulgaria covering up terrorist's death

Wife of PFLP terrorist Omar Nayef, who died after being thrown from window of PA embassy in Bulgaria, accuses gov't of cover up.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/03/2016 20:50
Plot thickens after mysterious death of terrorist

Plot thickens after mysterious death of terrorist

Palestinian Authority commission arrives in Bulgaria to investigate death of PFLP terrorist. But doctor claims suicide most likely.David Rosenberg, 03/03/2016 02:44
Lessons from the life and death of a Palestinian Arab terrorist

Lessons from the life and death of a Palestinian Arab terrorist

American Jews could have done something about Nayef Zayed.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 29/02/2016 07:06
Mystery grows over terrorist’s death in Bulgaria

Mystery grows over terrorist’s death in Bulgaria

PFLP terrorist wanted over 1986 murder of yeshiva student found dead in Bulgaria. Cause of death remains unclear.David Rosenberg, 28/02/2016 14:10
Wanted Palestinian terrorist killed in Bulgaria

Wanted Palestinian terrorist killed in Bulgaria

Naif Zaid found dead at PA embassy in Bulgaria, 29 years after murdering yeshiva student in Jerusalem. PFLP blames Mossad.Uzi Baruch, 26/02/2016 11:38
President Rivlin hails close ties with Bulgaria

President Rivlin hails close ties with Bulgaria

Two countries' close ties hailed, as Rivlin recalls how Bulgarian King saved Jews during the Holocaust, cooperation against terror today.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2016 16:24
Car bomb found in main Bulgarian airport

Car bomb found in main Bulgarian airport

Van loaded with explosive device found in international airport at capital city of Sofia, police hold controlled detonation.Ari Yashar, 01/12/2015 16:24
Bulgaria, Hungary May Buy Israeli Border Fences

Bulgaria, Hungary May Buy Israeli Border Fences

Faced with a wave of migrants from the Middle East and Africa, the countries may buy fences like Israel's barrier with Egypt.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2015 21:08
Youth Soccer Team gets Food Poisoned in Bulgaria

Youth Soccer Team gets Food Poisoned in Bulgaria

Entire team poisoned at Bulgarian soccer association facility, Israeli soccer head suspects attack after Hebrew singing for Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/08/2015 11:53
Israeli Players Attacked by Fans in Bulgaria

Israeli Players Attacked by Fans in Bulgaria

CSKA Sofia fans storm onto field, chase players from the Israeli club Ashdod.Nitsan Keidar, 03/08/2015 05:14
Good Enough for the EU: Hungary to Build 'Wall'

Good Enough for the EU: Hungary to Build 'Wall'

Hungary building 13 foot (4 meter) high fence anyway – not to prevent terrorists from entering, but to keep out 3rd world job-seekers.Yaakov Levi, 17/06/2015 18:48
MK Hazan Denies Scandalous Report of Exploits

MK Hazan Denies Scandalous Report of Exploits

Freshman Likud MK denies reports of using hard drugs and providing escorts while managing casino in Bulgaria before becoming MK.Cynthia Blank, 08/06/2015 22:04
Bulgaria Charges 7 With Supporting ISIS

Bulgaria Charges 7 With Supporting ISIS

An imam and six others detained in raids on homes and a mosque accused of planning attacks against Christianity.Ben Ariel, 27/11/2014 06:46
Bulgaria Cracks Down on Radical Islamists

Bulgaria Cracks Down on Radical Islamists

Bulgarian security forces raid homes and a mosque in southern Bulgaria, in a special operation aimed at uncovering radical Islamists.Ben Ariel, 26/11/2014 04:46
Bulgaria Names Bomber in Burgas Attack

Bulgaria Names Bomber in Burgas Attack

DNA test identifies Mohamad Hassan El-Husseini, a dual French and Lebanese citizen, born in Lebanon in 1989.AFP, 18/07/2014 15:12
Four Arrested in Vandalism of Bulgarian Synagogue

Four Arrested in Vandalism of Bulgarian Synagogue

Graffiti reading 'death to Jews' scrawled on fence outside largest Jewish synagogue; security footage leads to arrests.Tova Dvorin, 10/06/2014 12:36
Plane Makes Unscheduled Stop for Violent Passenger

Plane Makes Unscheduled Stop for Violent Passenger

An El Al plane en route to Munich made an emergency landing to remove a violent passenger.Yosef Berger, 05/06/2014 09:15
Bulgarian PM Apologizes for Burgas Terror Attack

Bulgarian PM Apologizes for Burgas Terror Attack

Oresharski promises to continue efforts on investigation; Netanyahu pegs blame on Iran's 'subcontractor' Hezbollah.Ari Yashar, 21/05/2014 14:16
Algerian Man Identified as Burgas Suicide Bomber

Algerian Man Identified as Burgas Suicide Bomber

Bomber has not been named, but did have close ties to Hezbollah, according to report.Tova Dvorin, 07/04/2014 16:09
Bulgaria Prosecutor Confirms ID of Burgas Bomber

Bulgaria Prosecutor Confirms ID of Burgas Bomber

Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsartsarov confirms investigators have identified the perpetrator of the 2012 Burgas bombing.Nisan Tzur, 05/04/2014 20:30
Bulgaria Identifies Bomber of Israeli Tour Bus

Bulgaria Identifies Bomber of Israeli Tour Bus

Bulgarian media claim authorities finally identify Lebanese man who killed himself along with six others in 2012 Burgas bombing.Ari Soffer and AFP, 09/03/2014 14:53
Bulgaria Identifies Third Suspect in Burgas Attack

Bulgaria Identifies Third Suspect in Burgas Attack

Bulgaria says it has identified another suspect in the attack that killed five Israelis in Burgas.Elad Benari, 21/02/2014 04:46
Bulgaria: Trial by April for Burgas Suspects

Bulgaria: Trial by April for Burgas Suspects

Bulgaria is planning to open a trial by April for two suspects in the attack that killed five Israeli tourists in Burgas.Elad Benari, 13/09/2013 05:14
PA Wants EU to Protect Negotiations

PA Wants EU to Protect Negotiations

Palestinian Foreign Minister called for international help in the new round of "serious and results-oriented” negotiations with Israel.Kochava Rozenbaum , 16/08/2013 17:01
Report: Burgas Bomb Smuggled from Poland

Report: Burgas Bomb Smuggled from Poland

The detonator and remote control used in the Burgas attack were smuggled in from Poland, a newspaper reports.Elad Benari, 30/07/2013 04:46
Hizbullah Paid $100K for Bulgaria Attack

Hizbullah Paid $100K for Bulgaria Attack

Hizbullah wired almost $100,000 to two men wanted over Burgas attack that killed five Israeli tourists, according to Bulgarian media.Elad Benari, Canada, 26/07/2013 20:50
Bulgaria Releases New Pictures of Burgas Suspects

Bulgaria Releases New Pictures of Burgas Suspects

Suspects are at large and had been spotted at several Black Sea resorts between June 28 and July 18 last year.Gil Ronen, 25/07/2013 17:38
Bulgaria: Protesters Trap MPs in Parliament

Bulgaria: Protesters Trap MPs in Parliament

Ministers, MPs trapped for over eight hours as angry rioters block the exits.Maayana Miskin, 24/07/2013 13:12