Why Israeli Tourists Vacation in Bulgaria: Chabad Rabbi Talks on Burgas Airport Terrorist Attack
In the wake of Wednesday's terrorist attack in Bulgaria that killed five Israeli's INTERPOL officers have arrived to the Burgas airport to assist local authorities in finding answers to unanswered questions, including the identity of the suicide bomber. While the Burgas airport has reopened and normal activities have slowly stated to resume, vacationing Israelis in Bulgaria say are moving on from their grief and that the terror attack will not deter them from returning to their favourite holiday spot. Israeli tourist Josef: "We were staying in the hotel all of the two days. Now it's time to go out. We have another two days. We want to go out and clear our heads. And believe me, it will be one week that Israeli tourists won't come here but after one week, they will come here, everything will be good. And we're having fun." Israeli tourist Audi: "After one week, we have to go to work, so we have to enjoy until the end. No matter what happens. I told them (friends) OK, so let's try to bring some new smile, so we go and have fun. But it's still here, we're sad." A local Chabad Lubavitcher rabbi believes the attack, which Israel has blamed on Iran's proxy Hezbollah, won't deter future Jewish holidaymakers. Rabbi Chaim Tvardovich: "Israelis are going to keep on coming here. The Bulgarians are very friendly, plus when I meet people, they say how sorry they are about the incident. And we also met with the Bulgarian president who also gave his condolences to the Israeli people ...