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  7/11/2011, Tammuz 9, 5771

Papoulias: Israel a Real Democracy


Greek President Karolos Papoulias told Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin on Monday that "Israel succeeded in establishing a real democracy." During a meeting in Rivlin's office, Dr. Papoulias added, "Greece would not have survived the internal conflicts that Israel is dealing with so successfully."

The speaker expressed his appreciation to the Greek president and his actions as an "uncompromising democrat from the time he was conceived." Rivlin specificly mentioned Greece's recent actions to prevent the sailing of a hostile flotilla attempting to break the naval blockade of Gaza.