Friends of Zion Museum Awards President Plevneliev of Bulgaria at the Conference of Presidents
“I am a Friend, my people are friends and we are proud of the longstanding bond that unites our people” said Plevneliev upon accepting the award.
February 20, 2017 Jerusalem The outgoing President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev, visited Israel this week to accept the Friend of Zion award for the courage of the Bulgarian leaders who bravely and courageously saved 48,000 Bulgarian Jews.“The president as the representative of the Bulgarian people and as a great friend and supporter of Israel was chosen to receive this prestigious award” said Dr. Evans who presented the award at the Conference of Presidents opening dinner.
In January 2017, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church was nominated for a second time for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Friends of Zion Museum inaugurated a special new exhibit honoring the Bulgarian heroism during the Holocaust during the Presidential visit to the Museum. The Friend of Zion Award has been presented in the past to President George W Bush and Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The Friends of Zion (FOZ) Museum was established with the vision of serving as a bridge, enabling people from around the world to join the scores of people throughout history who have supported the people, the promise and the State of Israel.
As the fastest growing pro-israel organization on social media FOZ confronts BDS, UNESCO and anti-israel sentiments globally and visited by over 100,000 people in its first year including world leaders, the president of Israel, Ministers, Tourists from around the world, Rabbis and leaders from Jewish communities globally.