Outgoing Bulgarian PM Praised for Courage


Outgoing Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boiko Borisov, was praised by leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations for his courageous actions in exposing Hizbullah as the perpetrator of the terrorist bombing in Burgas in July, 2012.

A statement by Richard Stone, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman says, “The Burgas attack took the lives of five visiting Israelis and a Bulgarian bus driver. However, other terrorist actions by Hizbullah were ignored or covered up by other governments largely for fear of retribution. A myth was created by some European countries that there are two Hizbullahs, one a political organization and the other a military terrorist organization. In fact, these are two sides of the same coin.

“Prime Minister Borisov and his government did not take the easy way but stood up for principle and responsibility. We regret that the government has been forced to resign but hope that the clarion will be heeded by future governments to forthrightly confront Hizbullah and other terrorist entities. We express our sincere appreciation to Prime Minister Borisov, Foreign Minister Mladenov, and others with whom we have developed a close working relationship and who have earned our respect and admiration and the appreciation of many others.”