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Bulgaria

Bulgarian Jews condemn antisemitic daubing of Plovdiv synagogue

The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom”, the country's EJC affiliate, has strongly condemned the daubing of antisemitic graffiti on the oldest operating synagogue in Bulgaria, the Zion Synagogue in the city of Plovdiv.

Alexander Oscar re-elected as president of the Bulgarian Jewish community

Alexander Oscar has been elected to a second four-year term as president of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom”, the country's EJC affiliate.

Court hands two life sentences over Hezbollah bombing targeting Israeli tourists

A Bulgarian court handed two no-parole life sentences in a trial over a deadly 2012 bus bomb attack on Israeli tourists at the country's Burgas airport.

Bulgaria’s Jews slam deputy PM for George Soros conspiracy comment

The Shalom umbrella organization of Jews in Bulgaria has slammed Bulgarian Deputy PM Krassimir Karakachanov for stating that George Soros-backed NGOs in the country “want to take power in order to introduce gay marriage”.

Antisemitism in Bulgaria: Nine complaints in 2019, one prosecution, no convictions

For the second consecutive year, no one was convicted of antisemitic crimes in Bulgaria in 2019, though the year saw nine official complaints, according to a report released on September 10 by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

Bulgaria court to consider application to de-register political party behind ‘Lukov March’

The Sofia City Court said that it has agreed to hear an application by the Prosecutor’s Office to cancel the registration of the organiser of the far-right Lukov March.

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