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  • Jews to invade Greek city

    ATHENS, April 3 (JTA) — The Greek city of Salonika is about to take on a distinctly Jewish flavor. Some 3,000 Israeli basketball fans are expected to descend on the Northern port city for the European final four basketball tournament April 18-20. The fans are coming to watch the Maccabi Tel Aviv team, a tournament…

  • AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD Greek Jews angered by request not to hold religious services in shul

    ATHENS, Oct. 12 (JTA) – Destroyed during World War II, the historic Etz Hayim Synagogue on the Greek island of Crete was rededicated over the weekend. But the festive series of ceremonies were marred when a local Greek official asked that Jews refrain from worshiping at the synagogue. The request came in a letter from…

  • Israeli team in Greece to help rescue trapped quake victims

    ATHENS, Sept. 9 (JTA) – An Israeli military rescue unit has arrived in Athens to help rescue people trapped in the rubble of the earthquake that shook Athens on Tuesday. Israel had offered its services soon after the quake occurred, but was waiting for a green light from the Greek government. From the time the…

  • Greece to send archives to U.S. Holocaust museum

    ATHENS, Nov. 15 (JTA) – A book published by the Greek government on the history of Greek Jews includes documents from postwar talks between the Allies and Switzerland on plundered Nazi gold. The book, “Documents on the History of the Greek Jews,” published in English, is based on 159 of the ministry’s files relating to…