Bulgaria opts out of Durban IV Conference citing antisemitism

Bulgaria will not participate in the UN event marking 20 years since the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, bringing the number of countries boycotting the event over its antisemitic content to a dozen.

Synagogue in Sofia defaced with swastika, white supremacist symbol

A wall of the Sofia Central Synagogue was defaced with an antisemitic message and a swastika.

Bulgarian far-right candidate denies Holocaust, praises Hitler, Nazis

Ultra-nationalist Bulgarian politician Miroslav Ivanov was condemned by Shalom, the Jewish umbrella organisation in Bulgaria and EJC affiliate, for a television interview denying the Holocaust and praising Adolf Hitler.

Rescue of Bulgarian Jews commemorated

Ceremonies were held in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia and elsewhere in the country on March 10 commemorating the 1943 rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from deportation to the death camps.

Bulgarian game show host quotes Bobby Fischer antisemitic rant

The host of a popular game show on Bulgarian public TV quoted on air the antisemitic rantings of the late chess master Bobby Fischer, then apologized the following day, a day after the broadcasting company’s top official.

ECHR finds against Bulgaria in discrimination cases against Jews and Roma

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against Bulgaria in two cases, one lodged by two Bulgarian Jews and one by two Roma people, over rulings against them in cases involving far-right politician Volen Siderov.

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