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Bulgaria

Organisation of Jews in Bulgaria condemns the spread of conspiracy theories and antisemitic rhetoric on social media

A series of social media posts by Bulgarian journalist Polina Paunova has recently caused significant controversy drawing criticism from the Organisation of Jews in Bulgaria "Shalom" and other Jewish organisations in the country.

U.S. State Department report reflects concerns about rising antisemitism in Bulgaria

The report notes that the Organisation of the Jews in Bulgaria Shalom repeatedly expressed concerns regarding escalating public hate speech and antisemitism, including on social networks, and offensive graffiti.

Bulgarian police uncover weapons cache linked to 4 Hamas suspects 

Three suspected members of the Palestinian terror group were arrested in Germany and one in the Netherlands on suspicion of making preparations for an attack against Jewish targets in Europe.

Far right mob hurls antisemitic insults at Jewish MP

The incident was condemned by the Organisation of the Jews in Bulgaria Shalom.

Sofia marks anniversary of prevention of deportation of Bulgarian Jews

The March of Tolerance, organised by the Organisation of the Jews in Bulgaria Shalom and Sofia municipality, followed a route from St Sofia church to the monument commemorating the prevention of the deportation of the Bulgarian Jews.

Bulgarian right-wing extremists commemorate pro-Nazi general Hristo Lukov in Sofia

They held a mourning ceremony at the home of the head of the Federation of Bulgarian National Legions, which sympathized with Nazi Germany.

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