Anti-semitism

Greece’s Foreign Ministry Condemns Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found on Synagogue, Holocaust Memorial in Larissa

The Greek Foreign Ministry condemned anti-Semitic graffiti found on a synagogue and Holocaust memorial in Larissa in a statement released on Friday, describing the act as "abhorrent" and "heinous." According to a press release by the Jewish Community of Larissa,...

Five Dead in Vienna Terrorist Attack

Austrian police are searching for at least one suspect after a multiple gun attack in the capital, Vienna which left five people dead. About a dozen other people have been wounded - some seriously - after gunmen opened fire at...

Greece to Adopt International Holocaust Association's Definition of Anti-Semitism

Greece will adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Friday. The Greek leader made the announcement during a meeting with David Saltiel, the president of the Central Board of Jewish Communities...

Agriculture Minister Makis Voridis Rejects Accusations of Anti-Semitism

Agriculture Minister Makis Voridis has rejected allegations of anti-Semitism leveled against him by the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS), the umbrella organization for Greek Jews. The General Secretary of KIS, Victor Eliezer, said to News24/7 that the...

Greece Appoints Special Envoy for Anti-Semitism

The Greek Foreign Ministry appointed the first-ever Special Secretary for Anti-Semitism and Anti-Defamation of the Holocaust on Wednesday. Diplomat Efstathios C. Lianos Liantis, Special Secretary of Religious and Cultural Diplomacy, will be Greece's first envoy on the issue of anti-Semitism. Lianos...

Greek Jews Outraged by GNTO's Promotion of Easter Judas Burning

The Greek Jewish community is incensed by websites and brochures of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) that showcase the traditional Easter practice known as "Judas burning." The time-honored "scapegoating" ritual burns an effigy of Judas Iscariot to rid the...

President Pavlopoulos: 'We Have to Exterminate the Minotaur of Neoliberalism'

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos used the myth of the Minotaur and its labyrinth to describe the state of the international economy in a speech during a ceremony awarding him an honorary doctor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “European legal...

Greece to Honor Holocaust Survivors on Monday

Greece will be honoring the memories of thousands of Greek Jews killed by Nazis during World War II, the government announced on Wednesday. The government gazette said, “Today we celebrate with the rest of the Greeks, the ‘Day of the...

Cypriot Delegation in Efforts to Honor Holocaust Victims

A populous delegation representing the Republic of Cyprus contributes and participates in an international initiative to express solidarity, respect and honor the millions of Holocaust victims, condemning anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia, wherever it comes from, underlined a Foreign Affairs press...