Bulgaria

  • 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 ▸

  • Jews in Bulgaria Establish Club to Promote Cultural Activities

    A revival of Jewish cultural life in Bulgaria was reported here today. A report from Sofia speaks of a Jewish club organized to present and promote all sorts of artistic and cultural activities. It described a recent literary evening at which Bulgarian Jewish writers read from their prose find poetry and at which a leading… More ▸

  • Moscow Names New Ambassador to Israel; Was Soviet Envoy in Bulgaria

    The new Soviet Ambassador to Israel will be Michael F. Bodorov, it was revealed here today. Foreign Ministry officials are familiar with Mr. Bodorov because, as Soviet Ambassador to Bulgaria, he negotiated with Israeli officials for the resumption of Israel-Soviet diplomatic relations in 1953. Observers here are inclined to view Mr. Bodorov’s appointment as a… More ▸

  • Britain Sues Bulgaria for Deaths on Shot Down El Al Plane

    Great Britain today filed suit against Bulgaria, before the International Court of Justice at The Hague, Holland, in connection with Bulgaria’s shooting down of a passenger plane of the El Al Israel Airline which caused many deaths. Among the casualties were some British citizens. According to the British suit, Bulgaria had earlier assured the London… More ▸