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Bulgaria Stunting Efforts to Blacklist Hezbollah

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Terrorist attack aftermath in Burgas, Bulgaria. Photo: Dano Monkotovic/FLASH90

Times of Israel – BRUSSELS  On a continent led by Western capitals with diminishing sympathy for Israel’s problems, Jerusalem has come to rely on Eastern European allies in its drive to have Hezbollah placed on the European Union’s list of terrorist organizations.

In February, Israel seemed to score a breakthrough on this front when the Bulgarian government implicated the Lebanese group in a deadly bus bombing last year that killed five Israelis and one Bulgarian national in Burgas, a resort city on the Black Sea some 240 miles east of the capital, Sofia.

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