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  • Palestinian wanted by Israel found dead in Bulgaria

    February 26, 2016 | 8:59 am

    A Palestinian terrorist who escaped prison in Israel was found dead at the Palestinian mission in Bulgaria, where he was living to avoid extradition.

    The body of Omar Nayef Zayed was found on Friday in the garden of the Palestinian Authority’s mission in Sofia, the Sofia Globe...

  • Bulgaria names suspected Burgas suicide bomber

    July 18, 2014 | 10:34 am

    Bulgaria has identified a dual Lebanese-French citizen as the alleged culprit in the suicide bombing of a bus containing Israeli tourists two years ago.

    The Bulgarian prosecutor’s office and the national security agency said Friday in a joint statement Friday that the alleged...

  • Bulgarian police ID tour bus attacker through DNA

    March 11, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    Bulgarian police identified a Lebanese-Canadian man as the bomber of an Israeli tour bus.

    The identification came from DNA evidence connected to the July 2012 attack at the Burgas airport on a bus full of Israeli tourists. Five Israeli tourists and the Bulgarian bus driver were...

  • Bulgaria confirms new evidence pointing to Hezbollah in Burgas attack

    July 17, 2013 | 4:06 pm

    Bulgaria’s interior minister confirmed that his country has new evidence that Hezbollah was responsible for the deadly 2012 terrorist attack on Israeli tourists on Bulgarian soil.

    Tsvetlin Yovchev said during a news briefing Wednesday, on the eve of the one-year anniversary of...

  • Bulgaria reveals new evidence on Hezbollah-Burgas link

    June 20, 2013 | 10:16 am

    Bulgaria claims it has previously undisclosed evidence that further implicates Hezbollah in a deadly terrorist attack last year on Bulgarian soil, JTA has learned.

    A Bulgarian representative to the European Union said Wednesday that investigators have discovered that a Hezbollah...

  • Report: France backs designating Hezbollah militiamen terrorists

    March 29, 2013 | 4:35 am

    The French government supports adding the armed wing of Hezbollah to the European Union’s list of terrorist organizations, an Arabic daily reported.

    The London-based Al Hayat daily reported on Friday that French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius informed U.S. Secretary of State...

  • Cyprus court jails Hezbollah man for plotting to attack Israelis

    March 28, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    A Cyprus court sentenced a member of Lebanon's Shi'ite Muslim Hezbollah movement to four years in jail on Thursday on charges of plotting to attack Israeli interests on the island.

    In a case bearing similarities to a deadly bus bombing in Bulgaria targeting Israelis last year,...

  • The Devil in the details of the Shoah in Greater Bulgaria

    March 20, 2013 | 10:23 am

    For over sixty years Bulgaria has been urging the world to accept five words as telling its Holocaust story: “We saved all our Jews.” To which we reply with six words: “Would that it were completely true.”

    We underscore the part of the story that is completely reliable and worthy...

  • Bulgaria expels visiting Hamas lawmakers

    February 18, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    Bulgaria reportedly expelled a group of Hamas lawmakers who were visiting from the Gaza Strip.

    Bulgarian officials removed the three officials from their hotel room on Feb. 15.

    The lawmakers blamed their expulsion on Israel.

    "We entered the country with an official visa, so...

  • Hamas delegates told to leave Bulgaria

    February 15, 2013 | 4:46 am

    Bulgarian security forces ordered a group of Hamas officials visiting Sofia to leave the country.

    Ma’an, the Palestinian news agency, on Friday quoted a statement by Hamas which said that delegates from its parliamentary party, Ismail al-Ashqar, Salah al-Bardawil and Mushir...

  • Iran denies involvement in Bulgaria bomb attack

    February 8, 2013 | 7:29 am

    Iran played no part in the bombing of a bus last year that killed Israeli tourists, its ambassador to Bulgaria said on Friday, rejecting Israeli charges that it was involved in the attack.

    Bulgaria has accused the Iranian-backed Hezbollah of carrying out the July attack, a charge...

  • Hezbollah denies involvement in Burgas attack

    February 7, 2013 | 9:16 am

    Hezbollah denied it was involved in a terrorist attack in Bulgaria that killed six, including five Israelis.

    Two days after the Bulgarian government implicated two men with links to Hezbollah to the terrorist attack last July, deputy Hezbollah leader Naim Qassem said Thursday...

  • Israel says Iran, Hezbollah waging global terror campaign

    February 5, 2013 | 8:11 am

    Two men with links to the terrorist organization Hezbollah were implicated in a terrorist attack in Bulgaria that killed six, including five Israelis, a Bulgarian official has said.

    Hezbollah also financed the bomb attack on a tour bus full of Israelis last July, Bulgaria's...

  • EU official: Hezbollah may not make terror list, even with Bulgaria bombing

    January 28, 2013 | 9:40 am

    Hezbollah may not be included on the European Union's list of terrorist groups even if it did bomb Jewish tourists in Bulgaria, the EU's top counter-terrorism official reportedly said.

    On Monday, the news site EUobserver quoted the official, Gilles de Kerchove, as saying that...

  • Report: Bulgaria lacks proof of Hezbollah involvement in terrorist attack

    January 18, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Bulgaria says there is no evidence that Hezbollah was behind an attack on Israelis last year.

    According to the report Thursday on 24chasa.bg, Bulgarian authorities have identified an Arab with links to al-Qaida as a suspected accomplice in the bombing at the Black Sea resort of...

  • Burgas bombing investigator dismissed for leaking info to media

    January 7, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    An investigator in the deadly July bombing in Burgas was dismissed for leaking classified information to the media.

    The Prosecutor's Office dismissed Staneliva Karadzhova after she provided information about the latest developments in the probe of the July 18 attack, the...

  • Bulgarian police identify accomplice in Burgas bombing

    January 3, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Bulgaria’s security services reportedly have discovered the identity of one of the perpetrators of the July bombing in Burgas that killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian.

    The Bulgarian news agency Novinite reported Thursday that the discovery was the first time Bulgarian...

  • Shapiro at 9/11 ceremony: U.S. won’t allow Iran to have nuclear weapon

    September 11, 2012 | 11:42 am

    U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro said that the United States “would not permit Iran to be armed with a nuclear weapon.”

    He made his remarks Tuesday during a ceremony near Jerusalem to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.

    The ceremony by the U.S. Embassy in...

  • Families of Burgas victims attend memorial ceremony, visit attack site

    August 28, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    The families of the Israelis killed in a terror attack at the airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, attended a ceremony for the victims.

    The memorial was held Tuesday at the Great Synagogue in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. The families of the five victims of the July 18 attack visited the...

  • Bulgarian police release photo of bomb attack accomplice

    August 16, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Bulgarian police released a computer-generated image and a fake driver’s license photo of a man believed to be an accomplice in the bombing of an Israeli tour bus in Burgas that killed six.

    The fake Michigan driver’s license is registered to Jacques Philippe Martin, but...

  • Report: Calls between Lebanon and Burgas increased before attack

    August 9, 2012 | 10:41 am

    Israel has evidence of many telephone calls between Lebanon and Burgas in the two months before the bombing that killed six people, The New York Times reported.

    The volume of calls intensified in the three days before the attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists, the newspaper...

  • July 31, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 31, 2012 | 1:18 am


    A terrorist is a terrorist. Europe got it wrong

    In an opinion piece for the Times of London, Tzipi Livni raps the European Union for its failure to recognize Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

    Conferring legitimacy on terrorist organisations simply because they also...

  • Arab Israeli MK Zoabi blames Israeli policy for terror attack in Bulgaria

    July 27, 2012 | 11:49 am

    An Israeli Arab Knesset member said that Israeli policy led to the deadly recent terrorist attack against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria.

    “Israel is not a victim, and even when civilians are killed, the occupying Israeli policy is to blame,” Channel 10 quoted Haneen Zoabi as saying,...

  • Iran accuses Israel of plotting Bulgaria bus attack

    July 25, 2012 | 5:22 pm

    Iran’s U.N. envoy accused Israel on Wednesday of plotting and carrying out a suicide bomb attack on a bus in Bulgaria a week ago in which five Israeli tourists were killed.

    A suicide bomber blew up the bus in a car park at Burgas airport, a popular gateway for tourists visiting...

  • Suicide bomber behind Bulgaria bus attack had help, Bulgarian prime minister says

    July 24, 2012 | 1:46 pm

    A suicide bomber who killed five Israeli tourists when he blew up a bus in Bulgaria last week was backed up by an organized group who helped him plan and carry out the attack, Boiko Borisov, the Bulgarian prime minister, said on Tuesday.

    Borisov said police had not yet identified...

  • Hezbollah: Uncertain future, but still dangerous

    July 23, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    Hezbollah may have hurt Israel with last week’s bus bombing in Bulgaria, but the Lebanese terrorist faction faces an uncertain future as one of its main sponsors—Syria’s Assad regime—faces a serious revolt and weakening support from once Arab allies, according to analysts.

  • In Bulgaria, Israel’s tourism minister vows to continue tourism ties

    July 23, 2012 | 2:11 pm

    Israeli Minister of Tourism Stas Misezhnikov traveled to Bulgaria to shore up the relationship between the two countries in the wake of the deadly attack on a bus full of Israeli tourists.

    Accompanying Misezhnikov on Monday’s trip were senior representatives of the Israeli tourism...

  • A meditation on the Bulgaria and Colorado tragedies

    July 20, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Dear friends and colleagues,

    The month of Av has come upon us in a manner true to historical form. Mishenikhnas Av, m’ma’atin b’simha… When the month of Av begins, we are told, we are instructed to diminish our joy. Sadly, a week of violence and tragedy all over the world...

  • Lebanese forces prepared to repel Israeli attacks against Hezbollah

    July 20, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Lebanon’s army is prepared to defend the country following Israel’s claim that the Iran or its allies such as Hezbollah carried out the deadly terrorist bombing in Bulgaria.

    Wednesday’s explosion outside Sarafovo Airport in Burgas killed five Israeli tourists, a Bulgarian bus...

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