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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.

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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

Blinken: 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.'

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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

DM Gantz: '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

Report: 2 Israelis with COVID arrested while fleeing quarantine in Crete

Suspects arrested at airport on Greek island while attempting to flee isolation requirement after testing positive for COVID.

Report: 2 Israelis with COVID arrested in Crete

Report: Israeli plane crashes in Greece

At least 2 dead after small plane which took off from Israel crashes off of Greek island.

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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.

Greek health minister apologizes for past anti-Semitic remarks

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.

Greek Jews concerned over appointment of new health minister

Bennett meets Greek Foreign Minister

The two discussed the tightening of bilateral relations and increasing strategic cooperation on regional issues.

Bennett meets Greek Foreign Minister

Greek island residents face wildfire aftermath

Residents of the Greek seaside village of Rovies returned home to find destruction after 9 days of wildfires.

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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.

Israel to assist in firefighting efforts in Greece

'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.

'Outrage and resentment' after Greek Jewish cemetery vandalized

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.

Israel to send fire fighter delegation to Greece

Man in serious condition after contracting coronavirus in Greece

Unvaccinated man, 53, hospitalized in serious condition after contracting coronavirus in Greece.

Man in serious condition after contracting coronavirus in Greece

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.

Last living Greek Jewish survivor of Auschwitz dies at age 94

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.

The boxer who fought for his life in Auschwitz player

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.

IDF joins Greece and other countries in joint-military exerciseplayer

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.

Greece to chair International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

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.

Flights reopen to Greece and Cyprus

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.

Greece lifts limit on maximum number of Israeli visitors

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.

Greece to recognize Israeli vaccination certificate

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.

Greek Jews condemn defacing of Holocaust mural