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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New York tightens security around Jewish venues

    July 20, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Up to 100 critical response vehicles have been deployed in New York Jewish neighborhoods and around synagogues following the terrorist bombing in Bulgaria targeting Israelis.

    There are no specific known threats against New York Jewish venues, security officials said.

    Wednesday’s...

  • Burgas bombing victims laid to rest

    July 20, 2012 | 10:17 am

    The five Israelis killed by Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Burgas, Bulgaria were buried Friday in Israel.

    Funerals were held for Maor Harush, 25; Itzik Kolengi, 28; Amir Menashe, 28; Elior Priess, 26; and Kochava Shriki, 44, who was pregnant with her first child.

    Seventeen injured...

  • U.S. official: Bulgaria bomber a Hezbollah operative

    July 20, 2012 | 10:12 am

    The suicide bomber who perpetrated the attack on Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria, was a member of Hezbollah, U.S. officials said.

    The suicide bomber was “acting under broad guidance” to hit Israeli targets, an unnamed senior U.S. official told The New York Times. Other U.S....

  • PRESS RELEASE: Jewish Federations, Jewish Agency to Provide Financial Assistance to Burgas Victims

    July 19, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    For Immediate Release:
    Contact Josh Berkman, Jewish Agency
    212-339-6068/joshuabe@jafi.org

    Jewish Federations, Jewish Agency to Provide Financial Assistance to Burgas Victims

    New York, NY; July 19, 2012—The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Fund for the Victims of Terror will provide...