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Posts in category Anti-Semitism

Resignation Over Offensive Tweets

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Dimitris Kammenos, a politician for the Independent Greeks, has resigned his new position as a deputy minister after just 12 hours. His appointment had been met with utter dismay on Twitter where he was fairly well-known for his outrageous tweets.

Jews Not Welcome

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Via Kathimerini A 57-year-old doctor from Nea Michanonia, Thessaloniki, was released on Sunday by a prosecutor pending his trial after being arrested over a sign outside a surgery he used stating: “Jews not welcome.” The doctor denies putting up the sign. He said it was put there while he was away. The surgery he is […]

Karatzaferis Denies His Antisemitism

Karatzaferis Denies His Antisemitism

Rightist Popular Orthodox Rally (Laos) leader Yiorgos Karatzaferis has denied that his party has antisemitic views, distancing himself from past public remarks that have drawn strong criticism from Jewish and human rights groups. The 64-year-old Karatzaferis last week joined the new coalition government, headed by Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, with four members of Laos in […]

Jewish Groups Concerned About Laos

Jewish Groups Concerned About Laos

  Many Jewish groups are voicing their concerns at the inclusion of the extreme right wing party Laos in the new coalition government. Their leader Karatzaferis, has openly declared that he is anti-semitic and once asked the parliament after 9/11, why all the Jews were warned not to go to work that day. According to the […]

Anti-Semitic Remarks From Mikis Theodoraki...

Anti-Semitic Remarks From Mikis Theodorakis

Via JTA Mikis Theodorakis, the Greek composer who wrote the music for the film “Zorba the Greek,” said in a television interview that he is an “anti-Semite and anti-Zionist.” Theodorakis, 86, a hero in Greece, also said in the interview on Greece’s High channel that “everything that happens today in the world has to do […]

Another Anti-Jewish Rant

Another Anti-Jewish Rant

Via Kathimerini   The government has condemned televised remarks by a Greek orthodox bishop last week who blamed the country’s financial woes on a worldwide Jewish conspiracy while claiming that the Holocaust was orchestrated by Zionist organizations. Interviewed last week on Mega TV, Seraphim of Piraeus also claimed there is a plan to enslave Greece […]

Defending Human Rights Defenders

Defending Human Rights Defenders

This is an update on the trial of three Antinazi Initiative officers who criticised judicial officials’ behaviour during the trial of Costas Plevris. Plevris, you may recall, is the self-described anti-Semite and admirer of Hitler who wrote the book “Jews: The Whole Truth” in which he describes Jews as “sub-human” and expressed his desire for […]

Jewish Museum Defaced

Jewish Museum Defaced

Via JTA Vandals painted red swastikas on the walls of the Jewish Museum of Greece in Athens. The July 22 attack marked the first time that the museum has been the target of anti-Semitic expression, according to an Athens community news release. Greece has been beset by a chain of anti-Semitic events this year, including […]

Jewish Cemetery Desecrated

Jewish Cemetery Desecrated

Via the Athens News Vandals desecrated a Jewish cemetery in the Thessaloniki on the night of May 13 and three youths were arrested for the attack, authorities said on May 14. The assailants smeared graffiti in the cemetery, police said. The Central Jewish Council of Greece said the perpetrators were neo-Nazis who spraypainted anti-Semitic slogans […]

Arson Arrests

Arson Arrests

Via the BBC Two British men have been arrested in connection with arson attacks on a medieval synagogue on the Greek island of Crete. The two men, who have not been named, are being held in the coastal town of Hania. A Greek man is also in custody and two Americans are being sought. Hania’s […]

Arrests for Synagogue Attacks

Arrests for Synagogue Attacks

Via Reuters Greek police on Friday arrested two Britons and a Greek man in connection with two arson attacks against a synagogue on the Aegean island of Crete this month. Police said they were still looking for a U.S. citizen, who is suspected of setting fire to the synagogue in the city of Chania on […]

Synagogue Attacked Again

Synagogue Attacked Again

I wrote an update to my post about the arson attack on the Etz-Hayyim synagogue but I realised that this sad, shocking news deserved its own post. The same synagogue was targeted again early on Saturday morning, destroying much more than the previous attack. Via CBC News A synagogue on the Greek island of Crete […]