Greek Government Condemns All Acts of Anti-semitism

At the request of the Greek Deputy Prime Minister, Stylianos Pattakos a meeting was held here between Pattakos and the president and vice-president of the Central Council of Greek-Jewish Communities. The Jewish leaders described recent anti-Semitic manifestations in the country, culminating in the smearing of swastikas on the walls of the Central Synagogue in Athens. Following the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister issued the following communique which was published in all Greek newspapers:

“The government of Greece most categorically condemns all manifestations by word or deed directed against the Jews of Greece, who have always been considered and have continued to be considered citizens of equal status to their Christian brothers. Furthermore, in the national government’s view, all the children of mother Greece are inseparably united as equal members of the national body, irrespective of their religious beliefs.”

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