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News and updates about Greece

'Israel can count on our support and our help'

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with his Israeli counterpart in Jerusalem.

'Israel can count on our support and our help'

'European leaders unwavering in support for Israel'

PM Netanyahu speaks with leaders of Germany, France, and Greece, thanks them for 'unswerving support' for Israel.

'European leaders unwavering in support for Israel'

Israeli & Greek PMs meet, discuss expansion of Abraham Accords

PM Netanyahu meets with Greek PM Mitsotakis in Cyprus, discussing expansion of Abraham Accords, climate crisis, and Iranian threat.

Israeli & Greek PMs meet, discuss expansion of Abraham Accords

Prominent Greek neo-Nazi running for mayor of Athens

Ilias Kasidiaris, imprisoned in 2021, runs for mayor of Athens; center-left alliance seeks to bar convicts from running in elections.

Prominent Greek neo-Nazi running for mayor of Athens

'Israel remains ready to assist Greece after fires'

Israeli Defense Minister hosts Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias during his first visit to Israel.

'Israel remains ready to assist Greece after fires'

Greece's offer to tourists affected by wildfires

Greek PM announces tourists whose vacations were ruined by fires are eligible for a free vacation in Rhodes in 2024.

Greece's offer to tourists affected by wildfires

Plane crashes while fighting Greece wildfires

Condition of 2 firefighters unknown after plane crashes on island of Evia.

Plane crashes while fighting Greece wildfires

Israeli teams begin fighting Greek wildfires

The Israeli delegation is a cooperative of the National Security Ministery, Israel Fire and Rescue Services, Israel Police, and the IDF.

Israeli teams begin fighting Greek wildfires

Israel to send planes to fight Greek wildfires

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to send two Elad class firefighting planes to assist for several days, as needed.

Israel to send planes to fight Greek wildfires

Cruise ship to Greece: New location for judicial reform talks?

Likud activists are organizing a four-day cruise to Greece and say they want to bring the Opposition along.

Cruise ship to Greece: New location for judicial reform talks?

Ruling party wins election but falls short of majority

Greece's New Democracy party wins parliamentary election but falls just short of the threshold needed to form a government on its own.

Ruling party wins election but falls short of majority

Jailed Greek neo-Nazi and his party banned from federal election

High court rules party ineligible to run in national elections but decision to allow other far-right party to run cause for concern.

Jailed Greek neo-Nazi and his party banned from federal election

'Iran will not be satisfied with a single nuclear bomb'

Defense Min. Gallant reveals: Significant progress in Iranian nuclear program, Iran has enough enriched material for five nuclear bombs.

'Iran will not be satisfied with a single nuclear bomb'

Israeli basketball fans attacked at Hapoel Jerusalem-Athens game

Game suspended as fans of Athens team burn Israeli flag, throw firecrackers at Israeli fans.

Israeli basketball fans attacked at Hapoel Jerusalem-Athens game

Greece to ban neo-Nazi parties from upcoming elections

Move comes after far-right party founded by jailed ex-Golden Dawn leader gaining in the polls.

Greece to ban neo-Nazi parties from upcoming elections

Greece to purchase Spike missiles from Israel

Agreement valued at $400 million.

Greece to purchase Spike missiles from Israel

Handler of Pakistanis behind Greek terror plot was Iranian agent

Identity of handler revealed to be Pakistani national who has worked for Revolutionary Guards for years and has international connections.

Handler of Pakistanis behind Greek terror plot was Iranian agent

Iran denies it plotted to attack Jewish targets in Athens

Iran’s Embassy in Athens claims Israel is making false accusations to divert attention from its domestic issues.

Iran denies it plotted to attack Jewish targets in Athens

Poison gas: Details of foiled terror attack in Athens revealed

Iranian mastermind behind planned attack on Jewish, Israeli targets in Greece promised the terrorists 16,000 euros per Israeli victim.

Poison gas: Details of foiled terror attack in Athens revealed

Athens: Terrorist attack on Jewish restaurant foiled

Iranian terrorists of Pakistani origin arrested after plotting to attack Jewish and Israeli targets in the Greek capital.

Athens: Terrorist attack on Jewish restaurant foiled

Greece commemorates 80th anniversary of Auschwitz deportations

Some 46,000 Thessaloniki Jews were transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau between March and August 1943.

Greece commemorates 80th anniversary of Auschwitz deportations

Thessaloniki film festival pays tribute to deported Jews

Documentary film festival features multiple films on the city's Jewish history, including tribute to Jews deported during the Holocaust.

Thessaloniki film festival pays tribute to deported Jews

Stationmaster in Greek train accident charged and jailed

The stationmaster allegedly directed the two trains traveling in opposite directions onto the same track.

Stationmaster in Greek train accident charged and jailed

Fatalities increase to 57 in country's worst railway accident

Deadly crash between passenger and freight train leads to chaos as workers go on strike and public demands answers from officials.

Fatalities increase to 57 in country's worst railway accident

At least 26 dead, dozens injured in collision between two trains

Passenger train collides with oncoming freight train in northern Greece, leaving 26 dead and at least 85 injured.

At least 26 dead, dozens injured in collision between two trains

Joint exercise between IDF, Hellenic military concludes

Israeli Ground Forces soldiers and their Hellenic Army and U.S. Army counterparts simulated a wide range of scenarios in Greek territory.

Joint exercise between IDF, Hellenic military concludes

Moises Elisaf, Greece’s first Jewish mayor, dies at 68

Professor of medicine had been head of Ioannina's small Jewish community for nearly two decades before running for mayor in 2019.

Moises Elisaf, Greece’s first Jewish mayor, dies at 68

Far-right political party banned from running in election

The Greek National Party is led by a former member of the Golden Dawn party, which has neo-Nazi origins.

Far-right political party banned from running in election

Greek earthquake felt in Israel

5.9 magnitude quake off of Rhodes felt in Tel Aviv and Cairo. No injuries or damage reported.

Greek earthquake felt in Israel

Defense Minister Gallant speaks with Greek counterpart

Two ministers stress ties based on trust and common values.

Defense Minister Gallant speaks with Greek counterpart

Thessaloniki Holocaust mural vandalized with Nazi symbols

Mural commemorating deportation of Jews to Auschwitz defaced with Nazi symbols, in latest incident targeting city's Jewish community.

Thessaloniki Holocaust mural vandalized with Nazi symbols

Constantine II, former King of Greece, dies at 82

Constantine II, former and last king of Greece, dies at private hospital in Athens after treatment in an intensive care unit.

Constantine II, former King of Greece, dies at 82

Holocaust memorial in Greece desecrated for the fourth time

Vandals again desecrate Holocaust memorial in Thessaloniki, once home to largest Sephardic community in Europe

Holocaust memorial in Greece desecrated for the fourth time

'Antisemitism has become normalized and popular'

NYC Mayor Eric Adams receives Combat Antisemitism Movement Civic Leadership Award.

'Antisemitism has become normalized and popular'

Israeli woman arrested for years-old custody case

An Israeli woman has been arrested in Crete for a custody case won years ago against an abusive ex-husband.

Israeli woman arrested for years-old custody case

NYC Mayor Eric Adams to attend antisemitism summit in Greece

Mayor's international trip will also include stop at the World Cup in Qatar.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams to attend antisemitism summit in Greece

Greece, Israel, inaugurate international flight school

New flight school is 'a strategic investment & venture that reflects the deep & powerful bond' between Israel & Greece, Defense Min. says.

Greece, Israel, inaugurate international flight school

Iran releases crews from two seized Greek oil tankers

49 crew members allowed to return to home countries after Greece agrees to release 100,000 tons of seized Iranian oil.

Iran releases crews from two seized Greek oil tankers

Greek Navy commander visits Israel. Yad Vashem

Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff, VADM Stylianos Petrakis visits Haifa naval base, discusses cooperation between navies.

Greek Navy commander visits Israel. Yad Vashem

Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in northern Greece

Greek media reports there were eight people on the plane and it was carrying “dangerous materials,” but that has not been confirmed.

Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in northern Greece

Greek Jews call for creation of Thessaloniki Holocaust monument

Memorial would commemorate site of deportation of 2,000 Jews who were used as forced labor by the German army during the Holocaust.

Greek Jews call for creation of Thessaloniki Holocaust monument

Greek authorities release mistakenly arrested Israeli man

Israeli man mistakenly accused of drug crimes released, but must stay in Greece, authorities say.

Greek authorities release mistakenly arrested Israeli man

Greek retrial of 50 Golden Dawn members begins

Prosecutor seeking tougher sentences for Golden Dawn members on trial for murder of rapper and violent anti-immigrant attacks.

Greek retrial of 50 Golden Dawn members begins

Greek Chief of Staff concludes 1st visit to Israel

General Konstantinos Floros visits Israel as guest of IDF Chief of Staff, attends meetings on shared threats facing Mediterranean nations.

Greek Chief of Staff concludes 1st visit to Israel

Israelis trashed for trashing hotel room

Israelis are voicing their displeasure at Israeli tourists who documented themselves vandalizing a Greek hotel room.

Israelis trashed for trashing hotel room

'Iran's harassment of vessels a threat to maritime security'

US Secretary of State condemns Iran after it seized two Greek-flagged oil tankers in Gulf waters.

'Iran's harassment of vessels a threat to maritime security'

Erdogan slams the door on Sweden, Finland's NATO bids

The Turkish President says there's no reason for his country to accept Sweden and Finland's bids since they will end up 'just like Greece.'

Erdogan slams the door on Sweden, Finland's NATO bids

Greece's coast guard seizes Russian oil tanker

Greece’s coast guard has seized a Russian oil tanker as part of European Union sanctions against Russia.

Greece's coast guard seizes Russian oil tanker

FM Lapid to hold trilateral meeting in Greece

Foreign Min. Lapid will travel to Greece, hold trilateral meeting with Greek, Cypriot counterparts.

FM Lapid to hold trilateral meeting in Greece

'Concerned about injury to innocent civilians'

President Isaac Herzog arrives in Greece, is welcomed with a state ceremony in Athens before holding meeting with the President of Greece

'Concerned about injury to innocent civilians'

Holocaust memorial unveiled in Xanthi, Greece

A Holocaust memorial in Xanthis, Greece honoring the 526 Jews from the city who were murdered by the Nazis was recently unveiled.

Holocaust memorial unveiled in Xanthi, Greece

President Herzog to visit Greece, Cyprus

Israeli president to meet Greek PM and president, leaders of Jewish community, followed by visit to Cyprus.

President Herzog to visit Greece, Cyprus

Trilateral meeting for military cooperation held in Greece

Head of the IDF Strategic Planning and Cooperation Directorate participates in trilateral meeting with Greece and Cyprus.

Trilateral meeting for military cooperation held in Greece

'Iran double-dealing must be brought to negotiating table'

Defense Min. Gantz, Greek Defense Min. Panagiotopoulos, discuss mutual interests, bond of friendship, and urgency in acting against Iran.

'Iran double-dealing must be brought to negotiating table'

Greek Jewish community praises return of its pre-war archives

Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece thanks Russia for returning the archives of the Greek Jewish community stolen by the Nazis.

Greek Jewish community praises return of its pre-war archives

Russia agrees to return pre-WWII Greek Jewish archives

Russia has agreed to return to Greece the pre-World War II archives of the Jewish communities stolen by the Nazis.

Russia agrees to return pre-WWII Greek Jewish archives

Pres. Herzog meets Greek Prime Minister

Isaac Herzog holds diplomatic working meeting with Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis following 8th Israel-Cyprus-Greece trilateral summit.

Pres. Herzog meets Greek Prime Minister

Was Antiochus a red herring?

Did Greece really harm Judaism? Weren't there always idolators among the Jews? And what is the connection between Hannukah and Sukkot?

Was Antiochus a red herring?

EU Rabbis: Bans on kosher slaughter 'hounding out' Europe's Jews

Conference of European Rabbis says the latest Greek kosher slaughter ruling "sends a shudder down the spine of Jews throughout Europe."

EU Rabbis: Bans on kosher slaughter 'hounding out' Europe's Jews

One dead, at least nine injured, after earthquake shakes Crete

At least nine aftershocks have been felt after earthquake measuring 5.8 strikes Greek island.

One dead, at least nine injured, after earthquake shakes Crete