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  • Israel Rebukes Bulgarian Minister for Political Attack at Unctad Session

    The Bulgarian Minister for Foreign Trade was taken to task by Israel today for injecting a political reference to the Middle East into the deliberations of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Ambassador Michael Comay, working chairman of the Israeli delegation here, pointed out that the purpose of the conference was to… More ▸

  • Bulgarian Writers Honor Jewish Author in Sofia on His 60th Birthday

    Leading Bulgarian authors honored a prominent Jewish writer in that country, Chaim Benadov, celebrating his 60th birthday, according to a dispatch from Sofia received here today. The occasion was marked by a literary evening under the chairmanship of Angle Teodorv. a noted Bulgarian author. The event had been sponsored jointly by the Bulgarian Writers Union… More ▸

  • Jewish Community in Bulgaria Publishes Yearbook with Much Data

    The Cultural and Educational As Faith of Jews in Bulgaria has published a yearbook, a large volume containing considerable material on Bulgarian Jewry, in addition to the usual calendar material. Entitled “Godishnik,” the yearbook carries an introduction written by Dr. Yossef Ostrukov, the association chairman. The preface was prepared by Prof. Jacques Nathan, a Jewish… More ▸

  • Bulgaria Honors Three Jewish Personalities in the Performing Arts

    Three Jewish personalities in the performing arts were among the list of Bulgarian citizens honored today by the Presidium of the National Assembly which conferred various orders and decorations. The Jews honored included Dora Gabai, a noted poetess; Matti Pincas, a famous actress and singer with the Sofia Opera Company; and Nioma Belagorski, a prominent… More ▸

  • Bulgarian Government Honors Central Jewish Representative Body

    The Jewish Cultural and Educational Association, the central representative body of Bulgarian Jewry, was today honored by the Bulgarian Government for its efforts for peace. The citation states that the award was given for the educational activity for peace conducted by the Jewish body since its inception. More ▸

  • Bulgaria Hails Opening of Air Link Between Sofia and Israel

    The inauguration of Bulgarian-Israeli tourist traffic through facilities of El Al Israel Airlines was celebrated here tonight at a banquet arranged by Bulgarian authorities for a delegation of 100 guests brought on El Al’s first flight to Bulgaria. Israel Ambassador Zvi Avron, and Bulgarian Government representatives, spoke at the banquet, hailing the new link in… More ▸

  • Five Jews Listed As Candidates for Government Awards in Bulgaria

    Four Jewish names have been included in the list of candidates for the Dimitrov Prizes, the annual awards given for achievement in science, literature and the arts by the Bulgarian Government, it was reported here today from Sofia. The Jews named as candidates were: Professor Azaria Polikarov, in sociology; Dina Schniderman, a celebrated violinist; Numa… More ▸

  • Jewish Publication in Bulgaria Celebrates Thirtieth Anniversary

    The Jewish newspaper in Sofia, Bulgaria–Yevreiski Vesty (Jewish News)–celebrated its 30th anniversary last night, according to a dispatch received here today from the Bulgarian capital. A gala event at the Jewish Cultural Club of Sofia was addressed on the occasion by the newspaper’s editor, Israel Meyer. More ▸