Thessaloniki Airport closed, flights from Israel cancelled

Thessaloniki Airport closed, flights from Israel cancelled

Thousands of Israelis to be stranded in Greek city after government orders lockdown due to increased coronavirus morbidity.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2020, 7:16 PM
Magen David Adom offers assistance to Greek and Turkish rescue services

Magen David Adom offers assistance to Greek and Turkish rescue services

Following earthquake between Greece and Turkey, Magen David Adom offers assistance to Greek and Turkish rescue services.Mordechai Sones, 10/31/2020, 5:54 PM
Powerful earthquake in Turkey as buildings collapse in Izmir

Powerful earthquake in Turkey as buildings collapse in Izmir

Magnitude 7 earthquake shakes Greece and Turkey at noon Friday. Turkish Health Minister: At least 24 people killed, 840 injured.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/31/2020, 5:45 PM
 Jewish cemeteries, Holocaust memorial desecrated in Greece

Jewish cemeteries, Holocaust memorial desecrated in Greece

Jewish sites desecrated across Greece after neo-Nazi leaders jailed.AFP, 10/19/2020, 10:12 PM
Greek court rejects leniency for Golden Dawn leaders

Greek court rejects leniency for Golden Dawn leaders

Greek court refuses lawyers' requests to be lenient on leaders of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.Elad Benari, 10/13/2020, 6:04 AM
Sentences in Greece's Golden Dawn trial to be announced next week

Sentences in Greece's Golden Dawn trial to be announced next week

Sentences against top brass of Greek's neo-Nazi party will be announced by Tuesday at the latest, according to report.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/9/2020, 11:44 PM
Greek court adjourns sentencing in radical party's case

Greek court adjourns sentencing in radical party's case

Greek court adjourns sentencing procedure for 18 former lawmakers of Golden Dawn party.Elad Benari, 10/9/2020, 5:39 AM
WJC praises ban on Greek Golden Dawn party

WJC praises ban on Greek Golden Dawn party

Golden Dawn, which has become notorious for its blatant anti-Semitic rhetoric, named a criminal organization by Greek court.Elad Benari, 10/8/2020, 5:38 AM
Jewish cemetery desecrated days before Greece neo-Nazi verdict

Jewish cemetery desecrated days before Greece neo-Nazi verdict

'Jews out' painted at Jewish cemetery near Athens days before verdict in murder trial of neo-Nazi.AFP, 10/5/2020, 8:27 PM
Greece opens gates to Israel without restriction

Greece opens gates to Israel without restriction

FM: Decision by Greek government to allow Israeli tourism, businessmen without restriction proves strong connection between countries.Nitzan Kedar, 9/7/2020, 6:50 PM
Will the Health Ministry add Greece and Croatia to the list of 'red countries?'

Will the Health Ministry add Greece and Croatia to the list of 'red countries?'

Just after Israelis were allowed to travel to three countries without having to quarantine upon return, two of those countries may turn red.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/18/2020, 3:01 PM
Skies open to 'green' countries today

Skies open to 'green' countries today

First flight to Bulgaria to take off from Ben Gurion today as travel to and from Europe without quarantine resumes in limited format.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/16/2020, 8:17 AM
The skies open: These are the countries Israelis can fly to

The skies open: These are the countries Israelis can fly to

Coronavirus Cabinet approves first group of countries Israel can fly to and return from without going into isolation when they return.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2020, 9:32 PM
Greek FM: 'Greece is opening up its gates to Israelis'

Greek FM: 'Greece is opening up its gates to Israelis'

Greece announces staggered reopening of country to Israeli tourists, with initial cap of 600 tourists per week to four destinations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2020, 5:01 PM
Official: Israelis permitted to visit Greece

Official: Israelis permitted to visit Greece

Tourists from Israel to be allowed entry to Greek capital Athens as well as some islands in country. FM Ashkenazi: 'Important decision'Mordechai Sones, 8/13/2020, 2:04 PM
Will Israelis be able to visit Greece without isolation?

Will Israelis be able to visit Greece without isolation?

Israeli, Greek foreign ministers discuss agreement to allow citizens from each country to visit the other without needing to enter isolationArutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2020, 7:37 PM
PA urges Greece to take position against sovereignty

PA urges Greece to take position against sovereignty

PA cabinet leader to Greek PM: Don't undermine international law by allowing Israel to apply sovereignty.Elad Benari, 6/19/2020, 4:37 AM
Greek PM in Israel says Turkey a 'threat to regional peace'

Greek PM in Israel says Turkey a 'threat to regional peace'

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis condemns Turkey's 'aggressive behavior,' recent 'illegal and provocative' incidents.AFP, 6/18/2020, 12:45 AM
Pres. Rivlin to Greek PM: 'Energy cooperation is a cornerstone of stability'

Pres. Rivlin to Greek PM: 'Energy cooperation is a cornerstone of stability'

President Rivlin holds first working diplomatic meeting since coronavirus outbreak, with Greece's Prime Minister Mitsotakis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2020, 1:03 PM
Netanyahu to Greek counterpart: This is a great friendship

Netanyahu to Greek counterpart: This is a great friendship

PM Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, host Greek Prime Minister and his wife for dinner.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2020, 3:36 AM
If Greece capitulates, Turkey will be bigger threat to Israel than Iran

If Greece capitulates, Turkey will be bigger threat to Israel than Iran

Greek National Security Advisor Alexandros Diakopoulos discusses Turkey's opposition to Israeli-Greek-Cypriot pipeline.i24NEWS, 6/16/2020, 10:51 PM
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis meets JVP Chairman Erel Margalit to explore cyber cooperation

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis meets JVP Chairman Erel Margalit to explore cyber cooperation

Meeting comes after many cyber-attacks on Greek sites and companies and global rise in cyber-crime during COVID-19 pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2020, 6:44 PM
Greek PM Mitsotakis: 'It's always a pleasure to come to Israel'

Greek PM Mitsotakis: 'It's always a pleasure to come to Israel'

Israeli PM Netanyahu meets Greek PM Mitsotakis, signs three MoUs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2020, 2:26 PM
Defense Minister Benny Gantz meets with Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos

Defense Minister Benny Gantz meets with Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos

DM Benny Gantz takes part in G2G meetings between Israel and Greece, meets Greek DM Panagiotopoulos.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2020, 2:05 PM
Israelis will be permitted to enter Greece without requiring isolation

Israelis will be permitted to enter Greece without requiring isolation

Greek Tourism Ministry says tourists from dozens of countries will be able to enter Greece without requiring isolation starting June 15.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2020, 6:43 AM
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Greek counterpart: "Trying to get flights going"

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Greek counterpart: "Trying to get flights going"

PM Netanyahu spoke via video with his Greek counterpart to mark 30 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the countries.Nitzan Keidar, 5/21/2020, 7:01 PM
Agreement signed for Israel Aerospace Industries to lease Heron UAVs to Greece

Agreement signed for Israel Aerospace Industries to lease Heron UAVs to Greece

Israeli system will be used primarily for border defense, Defense Ministry says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2020, 11:54 AM
Arson suspected in fire at Israel-run refugee school in Greece

Arson suspected in fire at Israel-run refugee school in Greece

Israeli-run school for refugees burns down in suspected arson.Ben Harris, JTA, 3/11/2020, 8:40 AM
Greece: 21 new Coronavirus cases in group returning from Israel

Greece: 21 new Coronavirus cases in group returning from Israel

31 confirmed Coronavirus cases in Greece after large group who traveled to Israel on a bus test positive for the disease.AFP, 3/5/2020, 3:46 PM
Bennett meets with his Greek counterpart

Bennett meets with his Greek counterpart

Bennett and Greek Defense Minister discuss regional tensions and future collaborations.Orli Harari, 1/17/2020, 3:55 AM
Isaac Herzog: "There is very clear conflict between the free world and Iran's dark axis"

Isaac Herzog: "There is very clear conflict between the free world and Iran's dark axis"

Jewish Agency chief Isaac Herzog meets with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to discuss fight against anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 11:58 AM
Turkey criticizes Israel, Greece and Cyprus gas agreement

Turkey criticizes Israel, Greece and Cyprus gas agreement

Turkey says agreement pipeline project to ship gas from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe is a "futile step".Ben Ariel, 1/3/2020, 12:05 AM
Netanyahu meets Greek PM ahead of gas pipeline deal signing

Netanyahu meets Greek PM ahead of gas pipeline deal signing

Netanyahu arrives in Athens, meets with Greek Premier Mitsotakis ahead of trilateral summit in which gas pipeline deal will be signed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2020, 5:02 PM
Netanyahu 'supports all US steps'

Netanyahu 'supports all US steps'

Prior to departure for Athens, Netanyahu addresses expected summit as well as attack on US embassy in Baghdad and steps US expected to take.Mordechai Sones, 1/2/2020, 11:24 AM
As PM Netanyahu readies for Greece trip, DM Bennett steps in as Cabinet chair

As PM Netanyahu readies for Greece trip, DM Bennett steps in as Cabinet chair

Defense Minister Bennett temporarily replaces PM Netanyahu as chair of Diplomatic-Security Cabinet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2020, 3:41 PM
Anti-Semitic slogans painted on Greek synagogue

Anti-Semitic slogans painted on Greek synagogue

Jewish community leaders in Greece call on authorities to act after anti-Semitic slogans painted on recently-restored synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2020, 3:07 AM
Israel to sign gas pipeline agreement with Cyprus, Greece

Israel to sign gas pipeline agreement with Cyprus, Greece

Israeli, Cypriot, and Greek leaders to meet in January to sign deal to construct gas pipeline supplying Cyprus and Greece.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2019, 5:01 PM
Greece to sign gas pipeline deal with Cyprus and Israel

Greece to sign gas pipeline deal with Cyprus and Israel

Greek government announces plans to sign deal for huge gas pipeline from Israel across eastern Mediterranean.AFP, 12/22/2019, 10:29 PM
Greece to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Greece to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Greece will adopt anti-Semitism definition which includes the way anti-Semitism relates to criticism of Israel.Elad Benari, 11/11/2019, 5:01 AM
Woman survives on hard candy while lost at sea

Woman survives on hard candy while lost at sea

New Zealand woman lives off of hard candy while lost at sea off of Greek coast for 2 days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2019, 9:28 AM
Trilateral meeting between Hellenic, Cyprus & Israeli armies

Trilateral meeting between Hellenic, Cyprus & Israeli armies

Parties discuss mutual security challenges, regional stability, future regional engagement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2019, 8:24 PM
'Declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization'

'Declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization'

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz visits Greece, asks it to condition aid to Lebanon on its ending its precise missile project.Nitsan Keidar, 11/1/2019, 5:29 AM
Hezbollah operative who hijacked plane arrested 34 years later

Hezbollah operative who hijacked plane arrested 34 years later

Greek police arrest terrorist responsible for hijacking of flight out of Athens in 1985, murder of US citizen aboard flight.Gary Willig, 9/22/2019, 10:27 AM
Israel hosts 'Mighty Waves' four-nation naval drills

Israel hosts 'Mighty Waves' four-nation naval drills

Multinational 'Mighty Waves' naval training drill brought together forces from Israel, US, France, and Greece at Israel's Haifa port.AFP, 8/9/2019, 2:27 PM
Israeli girl drowns at hotel pool in Greece

Israeli girl drowns at hotel pool in Greece

8-year-old girl dies during vacation with grandparents on the island of Crete.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2019, 2:36 PM
New conservative Greek parliament sworn in after election

New conservative Greek parliament sworn in after election

New Greek PM aims to lower taxes, boost security, and end flow of migrants.J. Hadoulis, C. Valery, AFP, 7/17/2019, 2:05 PM
Greek minister denies 'dark' anti-Semitic past

Greek minister denies 'dark' anti-Semitic past

Makis Voridis, Greece's newly-appointed Agriculture Minister, says he's 'never been an anti-Semite.'AFP, 7/13/2019, 9:00 PM
'We don't want to die'

'We don't want to die'

Passengers on flight from Israel to Greece refuse to remain on board after being told plane's brakes need to cool off following sudden stop.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2019, 9:37 AM
Greek city elects first Jewish mayor

Greek city elects first Jewish mayor

Moses Elisaf, professor of medicine, becomes Greece's first-ever Jewish mayor.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/3/2019, 1:09 PM
Navies of US, Greece, and Israel finish joint exercise

Navies of US, Greece, and Israel finish joint exercise

Spokesman says the drill helps teach navy how to deal with the various challenges of keeping open maritime routes to Israel in times of war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2019, 8:08 AM
Regional summit with US Secretary of State

Regional summit with US Secretary of State

Mike Pompeo attends for the first time summit between Netanyahu, Cyprus President and Greek Prime Minister.Nitsan Keidar, 3/21/2019, 3:14 AM
Thousands march in Greece in memory of Holocaust victims

Thousands march in Greece in memory of Holocaust victims

2,000 people hold silent march in Thessaloniki on anniversary of the departure of first train taking Jews to Auschwitz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/18/2019, 6:40 AM
Escape room in Greece drops Schindler’s List name

Escape room in Greece drops Schindler’s List name

Escape room challenging participants to escape German army changes game name to 'Secret Agent.'Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/6/2019, 11:09 AM
Rivlin hosts Greek and Cypriot delegation on diaspora relations

Rivlin hosts Greek and Cypriot delegation on diaspora relations

Delegation seeks to learn from Israel's ties with diaspora Jewry about how to strengthen relations with the Greek and Cypriot diasporas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2019, 4:45 PM
'Silence of Greek churches on anti-Semitism is disturbing'

'Silence of Greek churches on anti-Semitism is disturbing'

President Rivlin thanks Greek counterpart for condemning destruction of Holocaust memorial, blasts silence of Greek churches.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2019, 3:19 PM
Greek Jewish monument vandalized yet again

Greek Jewish monument vandalized yet again

For the third time in half a year, the statue commemorating the Jewish community in Thessaloniki is vandalized.Tzvi Lev, JTA, 1/26/2019, 7:42 PM
Memorial to Greek Jews deported by Nazis is vandalized

Memorial to Greek Jews deported by Nazis is vandalized

Memorial to the Jewish Martyrs of Kastoria, in the northern region of West Macedonia, covered with black spray-paint.Marcy Oster, JTA, 12/26/2018, 6:37 PM