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Posts tagged 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.

No Excuses for Voting for Neo-Nazis

No Excuses for Voting for Neo-Nazis

In an excellent article by Pantelis Boukalis, he articulates what many of us have been thinking for a long time. People can no longer use the excuse “I didn’t know they were Nazis” when voting for Golden Dawn and the “protest vote” excuse is an ignorant and dangerous argument. We are now facing the fact that a […]

Thessaloniki’s Jewish Heritage

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A fascinating article about the rich Jewish history and heritage in Thessaloniki from the Peter Sommer Travels. One of the fundamental features of Thessaloniki – Greece’s second city, sometimes known as Salonica – since its very foundation in 315 BC was its multicultural character. The city, a key highlight on our Exploring Greece: The Archaeology, […]

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 […]

Removing Nazi Tattoos

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Significant numbers of people are now rushing to remove Nazi tattoos from their bodies. People who seem to have been caught up in the “excitement” of this gang and are now covering up their affiliation. This does not mean that Golden Dawn are gone from our lives. One of the political commentators in the video […]

Greece: Anti-Racism Laws

Greece: Anti-Racism Laws

The political parties (and one “party”) have been falling over themselves to bring out new anti-racism bills. There is already a law in place that makes it illegal to incite discrimination, hate or violence against persons or groups on the basis of race, origin or religion. Sexual orientation is not included and should be. The […]

Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn)

Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn)

Today, I just wanted to do a recap on the “politicians” of the Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) “party”. For those of you who don’t live here and have not been keeping up with events here in Greece (other than the financial crisis), we have another far bigger crisis that threatens, not only Greece but has implications […]

Banned for Life

Banned for Life

Greek footballer Giorgos Katidis has been banned from playing with any Greek national football team for life after celebrating a goal with a nazi salute. He claims now that he did not know what the universally recognised salute meant! The ensuing arguments, explanations and excuses mean absolutely nothing to those of us who are over the age of […]

Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) Horrifies Villag...

Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) Horrifies Villagers

Via the Athens News Like most others in the tiny village of Distomo, that lost 218 lives in a Nazi massacre in 1944, Mina Kotsiou looked on horrified as the extreme-right Golden Dawn party emerged as a surprise winner in Greece’s inconclusive election last month.   Days before a second vote, she is confident that […]

The Rise of Golden Dawn

The Rise of Golden Dawn

Via the New York Times   On a recent morning in the upper-middle-class neighborhood of Papagou here, members of the Greek ultranationalist group Golden Dawn stood at an outdoor vegetable market campaigning for the coming national elections. “This is our party’s program, for a clean Greece, only for Greeks, a safe Greece,” Ilias Panagiotaros, the group’s […]

Jewish Survival Stories

Jewish Survival Stories

  Via The Beach Reporter For a long time, Redondo Beach resident Stella Leontsini has given talks at the library on opera and travel, but on Tuesday, she spoke about how her Jewish family survived the Greek holocaust during World War II. “The reason I decided to talk about it is in talking with people […]

Greece:Laos Becomes Mainstream

Greece:Laos Becomes Mainstream

A long article about the rise of Laos in recent times by Harry van Versendaal in ekathimerini Embarrassing foot-dragging by the mainstream parties and growing political turmoil, even for Greece’s anarchic standards, has enabled a small far-right party to claw its way up the greasy pole of domestic politics by successfully asserting itself as champion […]