On July 18 2012, a suicide bomber claimed the lives of five Israelis, as well as of their Bulgarian bus driver, and injured over 35 people.
Mirolsav Ivanov of the Bulgarian National Union – New Democracy Party was condemned by the Bulgarian Jewish umbrella group Shalom for spreading antisemitic propaganda.
A Bulgarian prosecutor provided evidence to the court handling Hezbollah’s involvement in the Burgas bus bombing.
What began as a token stint resulted in multiple diplomatic spats and the country’s worst-ever wave of public antisemitic rhetoric.
Goranov apologized on air Wednesday.
For Hezbollah, mainland Europe has proven to be a serene staging ground for future bloodshed.
Among the remarks by Siderov was his assertion in a book from 2002 about “the great hoax called the Holocaust — the account that 6,000,000 Jews were gassed and burned.”
The police said that the heroin was likely for the domestic market rather than destinations in Western Europe.