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  • Jewish Consistory in Bulgaria Decides to Liquidate Its Major Activities

    Decisions which amount to steps for liquidation of Jewish cultural and religious life in Bulgaria were taken at a recent meeting of the Consistory of Bulgarian Jews, according to a report received here today. The Consistory, the only remaining national organization of the Jewish community, engaged, according to the report, in “self-criticism.” This consisted of… More ▸

  • Verdict on Israel’s Claim Against Bulgaria Expected Next Week

    The International Court of Justice will deliver a ruling next Tuesday on the objections of Bulgaria in the suit by Israel over the shooting down of an El Al plane in 1955 with a loss of 58 lives. Bulgaria contended in the initial hearings that the International Court lacked jurisdiction in the case. Israel has… More ▸

  • Israel Argues Its Case Against Bulgaria Before International Court

    For the second successive day, today, Shabtai Rosenne, chief legal officer for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, argued Israel’s case here before the International Court of Justice, contending that Bulgaria cannot wipe out its obligation to pay damages in excess of $7,000,000 for shooting down an El Al Israel airplane in 1955, causing the loss of… More ▸

  • 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 ▸