Israel and Bulgaria share a strong, unique historical bond.
The joint efforts of the Bulgarian people, the Church and the Parliament saved the Bulgarian Jewish community during WWII, adding an exceptional human dimension to the diplomatic relations between the two countries.
This bond has served as the foundation to forming ties between the two governments and peoples in many diverse realms, such as economics, science and academia, culture, society and more.
The common journey of the two nations has flourished for over 25 years, since the renewal of diplomatic relations between them. Thus began ongoing collaborations and the realization of hopes for future prosperity and peace for all nations in the region.
The stork is connected to human habitats and in Europe it signifies the arrival of spring and symbolizes hope. Some 600,000 storks migrate through Israel's skies twice a year, among them probably all of Bulgaria's storks.
Issue: September 2016
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