New Greek finance minister accused of anti-Semitism
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New Greek finance minister accused of anti-Semitism

The new finance minister of Greece has been accused of harboring anti-Semitic views and expressing empathy for Palestinian suicide bombers. In 2005, Yanis Varoufakis was suspended from a radio show for what the station called the promotion of anti-Jewish stereotypes. Varoufakis, who at the time was an economics professor at the University of Athens, defended himself a … Continue reading

Larissa Jewish Cemetery Desecrated in Greece
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Larissa Jewish Cemetery Desecrated in Greece

from Israel National News A Jewish cemetery in Greece was vandalized on Tuesday with swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti signed by racist group “Larissa Skins.” The capital and largest city of the Thessaly region of Greece, Larissa has a Jewish community dating back 2,000 years to the Roman period. Larissa is also home to the third largest Jewish … Continue reading

“antiracist” leftwing website posts antisemitic article
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“antiracist” leftwing website posts antisemitic article

Via GrassrootReuter and Against Antisemitism (with much thanks to glykosymoritis for translation help): “Expel Racism” is a Greek anti-fascist website, dedicated to fighting racism.  But, as GrassrootReuter points out, they don’t recognize antisemitism when they see it, and even worse – seem to agree with it. The site recently posted an article about the father of former … Continue reading

December 23rd 2014: Desecration of the Jewish cemetery of Larisa
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December 23rd 2014: Desecration of the Jewish cemetery of Larisa

On December 23rd, 2014, the Jewish Cemetery of Larissa was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti signed by “Larissa Skins”. The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece issued the following Press Release: “The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, the Jewish Community of Larissa, and the Greek Jewry express their sorrow and indignation and strongly … Continue reading

Greek Jewish local organization slams politician for claiming that the Jews do not pay taxes
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Greek Jewish local organization slams politician for claiming that the Jews do not pay taxes

The leader of the right-wing anti-austerity party «Independent Greeks», Panos Kammenos, claimed during an interview on Monday on the Antenna television channel that only the Orthodox Church pays taxes in Greece but not the Buddhists, the Jews and the Muslims (see video in Greek below, 6’-7’). The rumor that the Greek Jews do not pay … Continue reading