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  • World Tribunal to Hear Israel’s Arguments Against Bulgaria Today

    Israel’s side of the case it has brought against Bulgaria, at the International Court of Justice here, will be formally argued tomorrow, when oral presentations will be made before the full Court by Shabtai Rosenne, principal legal officer of the Israel Foreign Ministry. The case, which arose out of Bulgaria’s gunfire attack against an E1… More ▸

  • Israel’s Case Against Bulgaria Opens; World Court Competence Challenged

    The case of the Israel Government against Bulgaria, which involves Israel’s claim for $7,462, 803 in damages for Bulgaria’s shooting down in 1955 of an EI AI airliner, with a loss of 58 lives, opened here today before the International Court of Justice. Representing Bulgaria, Pierre Cot, a French Communist lawyer, told the court that… More ▸

  • World Court Begins Hearings Today on Israel’s Case Against Bulgaria

    The International Court of Justice in The Hague will begin hearings tomorrow on Israel’s claim for damages against Bulgaria in the shooting down in 1955 of an E1 A1 airliner with a loss of 58 passengers and crewmen. The hearing will open with the submission by Bulgaria of a preliminary brief, challenging the right of… More ▸

  • World Court to Start Hearings on Israel’s Claim Against Bulgaria

    Hearings before the International Court of Justice at The Hague on Israels claim against Bulgaria for shooting down an El Al plane and killing 58 passengers, will start on March 16. it was reported today by U.S. Government sources. The United States has watched the issue with interest because a number of American citizens were… More ▸

  • Israel Signs Pacts with Rumania and Bulgaria; Opens Consulate in Lisbon

    The Israel Government has signed trade pacts with Bulgaria and Rumania providing for a total exchange of $13,000,000 worth of goods, it was officially announced here today. The documents were signed in Geneva. The opening of an Israeli consulate general in Lisbon within the next few days was announced here today by Foreign Minister Golda… More ▸

  • Israel Names Minister to Bulgaria; Expects Improvement in Relations

    The Israel Government announced today the appointment of Nathan Peled. Mapam leader, to be its Minister to Bulgaria. Though Mr. Peled’s selection was made several months ago, it is understood, the Israel Government was holding off naming a Minister while Sofia delayed payment of indemnification for the shooting down of an El Al passenger plane… More ▸

  • Israel Lodges Complaint Against Bulgaria with International Court

    The Government of Israel today lodged a complaint with the International Court of Justice here against the Government of Bulgaria for damages resulting from the shooting down of an Israeli plane in the summer of 1955 by Bulgarian fighter craft. Israel’s plea is expected to be heard next month. The United States and Britain, which… More ▸

  • U.S. Gets Claim Extension on Bulgarian Downing of Israeli Plane

    The president of the International Court of Justice has extended to September 2 the time limit for the United States to file a memorandum on claims in the shooting down by Bulgaria of an E1 A1 plane on July 27, 1955, it was announced today. The United Kingdom was granted a similar extension by the… More ▸

  • 6,000 Jews Reported Living in Bulgaria; 2,000 Seek to Emigrate

    A report on the situation of the Jews in Bulgaria was issued here today by the Institute of Jewish Affairs of the World Jewish Congress. The report estimates that there are about 6,000 Jews today in Bulgaria, living in Sofia and eleven other localities. They are mostly elderly people, the younger Jews having emigrated to… More ▸