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New Greek health minister apologizes for past anti-Semitic remarks

New Greek health minister apologizes for past anti-Semitic remarks

Greece's new health minister apologizes after Jewish community takes issue with his past remarks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/09/2021 06:06
Greek Jews concerned over appointment of new health minister

Greek Jews concerned over appointment of new health minister

Greek Jewish community demanding apology for politician's 2009 defense of man who said that Auschwitz should be re-opened in the future.Dan Verbin, 01/09/2021 15:41
Bennett meets Greek Foreign Minister

Bennett meets Greek Foreign Minister

The two discussed the tightening of bilateral relations and increasing strategic cooperation on regional issues.Hezki Baruch, 23/08/2021 05:05
Greek island residents face wildfire aftermath

Greek island residents face wildfire aftermath

Residents of the Greek seaside village of Rovies returned home to find destruction after 9 days of wildfires.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/08/2021 08:12
Israel to assist in firefighting efforts in Greece

Israel to assist in firefighting efforts in Greece

Prime Minister Bennett approves departure of two firefighting planes to assist in extinguishing the wildfires in Greece.Ben Ariel, 10/08/2021 02:04
'Outrage and resentment' after Greek Jewish cemetery vandalized

'Outrage and resentment' after Greek Jewish cemetery vandalized

Cemetery in city of Ioannina, vandalized multiple times in the past, was found with damage to a tomb.Dan Verbin, Canada, 06/08/2021 23:02
Israel to send delegation of fire fighters to Greece to battle wildfires

Israel to send delegation of fire fighters to Greece to battle wildfires

Following Greek government's request for assistance, Foreign Ministers of Israel & Greece met and approved delegation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/08/2021 11:29
Man in serious condition after contracting coronavirus in Greece

Man in serious condition after contracting coronavirus in Greece

Unvaccinated man, 53, hospitalized in serious condition after contracting coronavirus in Greece.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2021 11:10
Last living Greek Jewish survivor of Auschwitz dies at age 94

Last living Greek Jewish survivor of Auschwitz dies at age 94

Isaac Mizan was from the former Jewish community of Arta and was one of only three survivors of 12 members of his family sent to Auschwitz.Dan Verbin, 31/05/2021 21:39
The story of the young boxer transported to Auschwitz & forced to fight for his survival

The story of the young boxer transported to Auschwitz & forced to fight for his survival

The story of Salamo Arouch, a young Jewish boxer from Greece, transported to Auschwitz, where he fought 200 matches to stay alive.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/04/2021 16:33
IDF joins Greece and other countries in joint-military exercise

IDF joins Greece and other countries in joint-military exercise

Greek citizens, simultaneously preparing to truly open its borders to international tourists for the first time in what seems like forever.ILTV, 20/04/2021 22:28
Greece to assume presidency of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

Greece to assume presidency of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

The leadership of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance will be taken over by Greece this week.Dan Verbin, 01/04/2021 22:39
Flights reopen from Israel to Greece and Cyprus

Flights reopen from Israel to Greece and Cyprus

Greece announced it would allow entry of 10,000 Israelis a week with no need for COVID testing or quarantine upon arrival.Nissan Tzur, 23/03/2021 15:54
Greece lifts limit on maximum number of Israeli visitors

Greece lifts limit on maximum number of Israeli visitors

Greece agrees to recognize Israeli vaccination certificate, lifts limit on the number of Israelis allowed to enter the country weekly.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/03/2021 14:53
Greece to recognize Israeli vaccination certificate

Greece to recognize Israeli vaccination certificate

Greek Minister of Tourism informs Israeli ambassador that the government decided to approve the entry of Israelis who have been vaccinated.Nitsan Keidar, 23/03/2021 02:59
Greek Jews condemn defacing of memorial mural for Thessaloniki Holocaust victims

Greek Jews condemn defacing of memorial mural for Thessaloniki Holocaust victims

Jewish community of Thessaloniki "unequivocally" condemned vandalism to mural memorializing the city's Holocaust victims.Dan Verbin, 21/03/2021 18:01
Greece to assume presidency of the IHRA

Greece to assume presidency of the IHRA

Greece will assume the rotating presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance next month.Elad Benari, 19/03/2021 03:08
Today marks the date 78-years ago when Germany began exterminating Greek Jews

Today marks the date 78-years ago when Germany began exterminating Greek Jews

Seventy-eight years ago to the day, on March 15, 1943, the Nazis began deporting Greek Jews to Auschwitz.Dan Verbin, 15/03/2021 21:55
Wizz Air launches three new flight routes between Israel and Greece

Wizz Air launches three new flight routes between Israel and Greece

Wizz Air announces launch of flights to three new destinations in Greece, says Wizz Flex option will allow change of date and destination.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/2021 15:01
Live: Signing of Israel-Greece bilateral agreement

Live: Signing of Israel-Greece bilateral agreement

Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Georgios Dendias visits Israel to sign agreement with the Jewish State., 08/02/2021 18:05
Greece okays defense deal with Israel

Greece okays defense deal with Israel

Under new agreement, Israel will help Greek military establish air force flight school.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/01/2021 09:31
Anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted near Greek synagogue, local Jews enraged

Anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted near Greek synagogue, local Jews enraged

The small Jewish community of Larissa, Greece, is in turmoil after synagogue fence, Holocaust memorial spray-painted with neo-Nazi graffiti.Ben Shaul, 13/12/2020 17:49
Greek synagogue and Holocaust monument vandalized

Greek synagogue and Holocaust monument vandalized

'Jesus Wins' spray-painted on walls of synagogue and Holocaust monument in northern Greece.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 07/12/2020 09:38
Greek newspaper likens Pfizer’s Jewish CEO with Nazi doctor Josef Mengele

Greek newspaper likens Pfizer’s Jewish CEO with Nazi doctor Josef Mengele

Newspaper whose publisher was convicted of anti-Semitism calls Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 'poison.'Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 12/11/2020 21:03
'I do not see a future for the Jews in Greece'

'I do not see a future for the Jews in Greece'

Former chief rabbi of Thessaloniki tells Arutz Sheva: In the last month there have been four anti-Semitic incidents across the country.Hezki Baruch, 06/11/2020 05:08
Greek newspaper publisher convicted of hate speech for defaming Jewish leader

Greek newspaper publisher convicted of hate speech for defaming Jewish leader

Newspaper publisher convicted of defamation and hate speech over op ed calling Jewish community leader a thief.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 05/11/2020 18:42
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, 02/11/2020 19:16
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, 31/10/2020 17:54
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, 31/10/2020 17:45
 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, 19/10/2020 22:12
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, 13/10/2020 06:04
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, 09/10/2020 23:44
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, 09/10/2020 05:39
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, 08/10/2020 05:38
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, 05/10/2020 20:27
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, 07/09/2020 18:50
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, 18/08/2020 15:01
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, 16/08/2020 08:17
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, 13/08/2020 21:32
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, 13/08/2020 17:01
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, 13/08/2020 14:04
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, 12/08/2020 19:37
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, 19/06/2020 04:37
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, 18/06/2020 00:45
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, 17/06/2020 13:03
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, 17/06/2020 03:36
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, 16/06/2020 22:51
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, 16/06/2020 18:44
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, 16/06/2020 14:26
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, 16/06/2020 14:05
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, 31/05/2020 06:43
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, 21/05/2020 19:01
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, 06/05/2020 11:54
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, 11/03/2020 08:40
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, 05/03/2020 15:46
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, 17/01/2020 03:55
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, 14/01/2020 11:58