Bulgaria proud of 'native son' Ashkenazi

By
February 9, 2007 02:23

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Gabi Ashkenazi, the newly designated commander of Israel's armed forces and son of a Bulgarian Jew, has been hailed by that country's media as "our guy." Under the headline "Our guy will command Israel's army," the popular daily Standart published a report about Ashkenazi's appointment. It said that Ashkenazi was the son of a Bulgarian Holocaust survivor who emigrated to Israel after World War II. "There are many Bulgarian Jews or their descendants who have served in the Israeli Army," the paper said. Though an ally of Germany in the war, Bulgaria did not allow its 50,000 Jews to be deported to Nazi death camps.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul
November 20, 2018
Putin and Erdogan celebrate TurkStream gas pipeline as relations warm

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN