Greece

Greek far-right appointed to European council

By Sandy Rashty, October 10, 2012

A member of the far-right Golden Dawn party will represent Greece on the Council of Europe’s Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination.

The appointment of Eleni Zaroulia, the wife of Golden Dawn’s party chairman, has been condemned by members of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

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Greek resistance heroine made Righteous Gentile

By Stylianos Perrakis, September 6, 2012

Lela Karayanni, a heroine of the Greek resistance who was arrested in July 1944 and executed by the Germans two months later, has been recognised by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among Nations.

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Greek Jews look to make aliyah

By Gil Shefler, June 14, 2012

Yvette Cohen sat at a taverna in the shadow of the Acropolis last week and spoke about when — not whether — she leaves the country of her birth.

The young, socially active member of Greece’s Jewish community of about 5,000 said the precarious political situation that has been plaguing the country for the past two years is such that all of her 20-something friends are doing the same.

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Israeli journalist beaten by blackshirts in Athens

By Gil Shefler, June 14, 2012

When I made plans to go to Greece to investigate the rise of Golden Dawn, a neo-Nazi party that won almost seven per cent of the vote in the recent elections, I knew I was putting myself in some danger. After all, I intended to visit its headquarters and interview its members, who have been linked to a spate of attacks on foreigners.

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Ban urged for Greece's Golden Dawn and other extremists in Europe

By Jennifer Lipman, May 17, 2012

Europe should consider banning far-right parties from the political arena, a European Jewish leader said on Wednesday.

Speaking days after the leader of Golden Dawn – the Greek neo-Nazi party that won seats in parliament for the first time this month – denied key facts of the Holocaust, Moshe Kantor said there were times when restrictions on free speech were necessary.

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Golden Dawn leader denies gas chambers of Holocaust

By Jennifer Lipman, May 15, 2012

The leader of the neo-fascist party that won seats in the Greek parliament for the first time earlier this month has denied some of the fundamental facts of the Holocaust.

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A French-Greek wake-up call

By Melanie Phillips, May 10, 2012

The recent elections here and in Europe have left Jews and all who care about freedom and democracy with many reasons for unease.

In Greece, around two thirds of those who voted did so for extremist parties of left and right. Chillingly, the neo-Nazi "Golden Dawn"party won no fewer than 21 seats.

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Greek Jews: Golden Dawn vote 'serious blow' to democracy

By Jennifer Lipman, May 9, 2012

Members of the Greek Jewish community have expressed alarm following the election of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party to the country's parliament on the weekend.

In a statement, the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece described the inclusion of 21 members of the party as a "serious blow" to Greek democracy.

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Greek Jews pledged £630k aid

By Jennifer Lipman, March 1, 2012

An emergency fundraising campaign has been launched to help the thousands of Greek Jews who have been badly hit by the financial crisis.

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Greek Jews suffer in financial crisis

By Alexandra Kassimi, February 23, 2012

Being a Jew in Greece already has its difficulties.

One faces prejudice on a regular basis, and any reference to the Jewish community as a whole usually involves conspiracy theories about how Jews are responsible for every evil or great event happening in the world.

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