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This video shows ambulances and firefighters arriving at Bourgas airport, with Bulgarian officials sealing off the scene.

The Wiesenthal Center’s statement on the bombing says US must now include Israel in its global anti-terror forums:

The Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed its condolences to the families of Israelis murdered and maimed in a suicide bombing terrorist attack today at an airport in Bulgaria. “Tragically, there isn’t a day that Israelis do not have to grapple with the scourge of terrorism that emanate from multiple sources including Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah and al Qaeda affiliates,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper the founder and dean and associate dean of the leading Jewish Human Rights NGO.

“Today’s deadly attack, which took place on the 18th anniversary of the Iran-sponsored terrorist attack on the AMIA  Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, must serve as a warning that the international community must never isolate Israel when it comes to the battle against global terrorism.  The United States has a special obligation not to become an enabler of those who wish to make Israel a pariah state. President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton should immediately and publicly reverse the terrible policy decision that allowed the exclusion of Israel from the Global Counter Terrorism Forum,” Hier and Cooper continued.

“America must lead the way in ensuring that no democracy, including Israel, ever be excluded from international deliberations designed to ensure the safety of all civilians from the scourge of global Terrorism,” Center officials concluded.

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