Bulgaria

  • Israelis Visiting Bulgaria; Airline Service Planned

    Prominent Israelis will be visiting Bulgaria in the next few weeks, and preliminary discussions are under way aimed at establishing commercial airline service between Israel and Bulgaria, it was reported here Tuesday. Bulgaria broke diplomatic relations with Israel after the 1967 Six-Day War, as did all Soviet bloc nations except Romania. But lately a thaw… More ▸

  • Bulgaria May Be Next Soviet Bloc Nation to Form Ties with Israel

    The agreement signed by Israel and Hungary in Bern, Switzerland, Monday to establish interest sections in their respective countries follows a pattern established by Poland earlier this year which may extend to other Communist bloc states that severed diplomatic ties with Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War, according to observers here. Some are suggesting that… More ▸

  • Shulamit Shamir is Pleased with Her Visit to Bulgaria

    Shulamit Shamir, wife of the Foreign Minister and Likud leader, returned from a visit to her native Bulgaria this week full of praise for her Jewish community hosts and government officials involved in her visit. She told reporters she had spent her last evening at dinner in the home of the Bulgarian Foreign Minister, sitting… More ▸

  • Bulgarian-born Sephardic Jew Wins 1981 Nobel Prize for Literature

    Elias Canetti a Bulgarian-born Sephardic Jew, has been awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize for Literature, it was announced in Stockholm today. The 76-year-old author who has lived at various times in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France before settling in England in 1939 has produced seven books, only one a novel. But despite the sparsity of… More ▸

  • Situation of Jews in Bulgaria

    The 5,000 member Jewish community in Bulgaria remnants of a community once numbering hundred of thousands experiences some “private and personal” anti-Semitism but nothing on the official level, Prof. Israel Salvator, 72-year-old chairman of the community, told Israelis of Bulgarian origin. Salvator met with many former Bulgarian Jews in Jaffa, where thousands have taken up… More ▸

  • U.S. Branch of Bulgarian Church Denounces Holocaust, Anti-semitism

    The American branch of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church formally denounced anti-Semitism in a declaration presented to the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Metropolitan Joseph, head of the New York Diocese of the church, which reports 100,000 worshippers in the United States and seven million throughout the world, said: “We declare that anti-Semitism and the… More ▸

  • Situation of Jews in Bulgaria

    The president of the Jewish Council of Bulgaria, Salvator Israel, reported here yesterday that the Jewish community in his country has been decimated by intermarriage and assimilation and religious life is negligible. But the community nevertheless is interested in establishing and strengthening contacts with Jewish organizations abroad and was interested in cooperation with the World… More ▸