Once again it remains unclear how Iranians successfully traveled throughout Turkey unnoticed with counterfeit Israeli Passports or why they too sought to gain entry into Bulgaria posing as Israelis.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN, JULIANE HELMHOLD
Three Iranians traveling with fake Israeli passports were detained in Bulgaria over the weekend, according to a report at The Sofia Globe.
According to the report, the men were detained at the Bulgarian border as they were attempting to cross the Kapitan Andreevo crossing into Turkey, which is the major transit point for entering Europe.
Fake Israeli Passport
The three men, aged 21, 28 and 32 arrived on October 31 and carried Israeli passports that had been “falsified,” the Interior Ministry told the Bulgarian media. Continue Reading »
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah says the Mossad, with Saudi Arabia’s collaboration, successfully assassinated PFLP fugitive inside the Palestinian Embassy in Bulgaria, and “the Arab regimes don’t raise a finger.”
By Daniel Siryoti & Israel Hayom Staff
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday accused Israel and its foreign intelligence agency, Mossad, of killing fugitive terrorist Omar Nayef Zayed in the Palestinian Embassy in Bulgaria in late February.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses a crowd via video on Sunday – Photo: AFP
“The Mossad assassinated him and the Arab regimes don’t raise a finger,” Nasrallah said in a speech broadcast via video link by Al-Manar, the Hezbollah-affiliated satellite television station. Continue Reading »
Omar Nayef Zayed, convicted in Israel of murdering student Eliyahu Amadi in 1986, escape prison & fled to Bulgaria, was found gravely wounded in the garden of the Palestinian embassy in Sofia, before dying of his wounds.
By Elior Levy, Itamar Eichner
Wanted terrorist Omar Nayef Zayed was found dead at the Palestinian embassy in Bulgaria, local media reported on Friday morning.
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) member Zayed, 51, was convicted along with two others of the murder of yeshiva student Eliyahu Amadi at Jerusalem’s Old City in 1986, when he was 22 years old. Continue Reading »
In seeking solutions to help tackle the massive migrant crises enveloping European nations, Hungary & Bulgaria are inquiring about Israeli designed border fences & security systems.
Faced with a surge in migration from the Middle East and North Africa, two European countries are exploring the possibility of erecting towering steel security fences along parts of their borders, similar to Israel’s barrier with Egypt.
Hungary and Bulgaria have made preliminary inquiries about buying the Israeli-designed fences, according to an Israeli business source who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the discussions.
A border fence in Hungary – Photo: Reuters
Both EU countries are beefing up their borders to deter migrants, many of them refugees from wars, who are seeking to use them as gateways to richer countries further north and west, particularly Germany. Continue Reading »
First Jordan, now Israeli humanitarian group IsraAID went to Bulgaria to render assistance for additional influx of Syrian refugees.
Israel continues to reach out to aid refugees of the ongoing Syrian civil war, this time by sending assistance to refugee camps in Bulgaria.
Israeli Aid Follows Syrian Refugees to Europe
The Israeli NGO umbrella group IsraAID last week dispatched a delegation to Bulgaria to help deal with the influx of Syrian refugees arriving in the eastern European nation via neighboring Turkey.
There are currently about 11,000 Syrian refugees living in three camps in Bulgaria, including two camps in the capital of Sofia. Continue Reading »
An Israeli traveling in a Bulgarian town was shocked to find gift shop mugs with swastikas and Hitler’s picture.
By Michal Margalit
An Israeli traveling in Bulgaria was shocked to find mugs carrying the picture of Adolf Hitler and decorated with swastikas in a souvenir shop in a ski resort. She later realized the shop was not only one carrying the Nazi paraphernalia, and found similar trinkets in other shops on the same street.
Mugs on sale in Bulgarian store – Photo: Janna Kushnir
On the final day of their five-day trip, the mother and son entered a gift shop in the town’s main street and were surprised to find the mugs with swastikas and Hitler’s picture offered for sale, stacked near cosmetic items and various trinkets. Continue Reading »
FIFA strongly condemns all forms of racism in football, and any form of discrimination will not be tolerated and will receive a strong response by the relevant FIFA authorities.
According to Article 67 par. 1 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, the home association is liable for the improper conduct among spectators, regardless of the question of culpable conduct.
Hungary’s national soccer team will face sanctions because of anti-Semitic chants by its fans in August, the FIFA soccer association has announced.
Hungary and Bulgaria sanctioned to play without spectators – Photo: AFP
The punishment handed out by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association’s disciplinary committee on Jan. Continue Reading »