Hush over Israel as Burgas attack unfolds
The daily papers are full of package deals there, including flight, hotel and food. My daughter spent a week there with four friends before her induction to the IDF three years ago, and confirms the party, happy-go-lucky atmosphere is what Burgas is all about.
That’s what 42 Israelis were thinking about when they landed from Tel Aviv in Burgas for a vacation in Sunny Beach. They debarked from the plane to a waiting bus to take them to their resort, and according to reports seeping out, a few minutes later the bus blew up. As of this writing, seven of the Israelis were killed and many wounded in the attack, which took place on the the 18th anniversary of the Iran-sponsored attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
It’s another terror attack in which Israeli were killed because they were Israelis – ironic since in a little more than a week, the London Olympics are due to begin against the backdrop of the struggle to declare a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes killed in the Munich games 40 years ago – more Israelis killed because they’re Israeli.
Sadly, it seems like not much has changed in 40 years, and the country will now go into a familiar exercise of waiting by the radio and TV for the names of the – undoubtedly young – victims to be names and hold their breaths in fear that a name will be familiar.