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  • Jewish Group Slams Greek Exhibit That Glorifies Female Suicide Bomber

    A Jewish group is threatening to call for a boycott of the 2004 Olympics if an art exhibition that allegedly glorifies Palestinian suicide bombings is allowed to proceed in Athens. An embroidery montage in an exhibit called “Body Milk,” scheduled to open Oct. 20, shows a pregnant woman pushing a cart down a supermarket aisle…. More ▸

  • Europe’s Young Jews Argue, Party at Beach-side Gathering in Greece

    Bring 420 young Jews from 32 countries to a beach in Greece, and you’ll get a mix of two things: partying and arguing. At an event unlike any other in Europe, hundreds of young European Jewish students, aged 18 to 30, gathered recently for the celebratory European Jewish “Summer University” — an annual week of… More ▸

  • Report Cites Rising Anti-semitism in Greek Media Reports of Intifada

    Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Greece, according to a new report. The Greek Helsinki Monitor, a nongovernmental organization affiliated with the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, said in the report that since the start of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict more than two years ago, “blatant anti-Semitism” has been expressed in the Greek media “by… More ▸

  • Greek City About to Be Invaded by Jews from Around the World

    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 participant. Airline tickets from Israel… More ▸

  • Israeli Team in Greece to Help Rescue Trapped Quake Victims

    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 73-member team arrived Thursday, it… More ▸

  • Greek Officials Visit Israel to Discuss Strained Relations

    Israeli-Greek relations may be thawing. After months of strain over Israel’s increasingly close military ties with Turkey, Greece’s longstanding rival in the region, a delegation of high-level Greek officials visited Jerusalem this week for what observers said was an attempt to re-establish a constructive bilateral dialogue. During the trip, which also included a visit to… More ▸

  • Greece to Send Archives to U.S. Holocaust Museum

    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 the rich cultural, economic and… More ▸

  • Greece Warily Watches Growing Israeli-turkish Military Relations

    Israel’s growing military links with Turkey may have a distinct downside. Israeli officials have welcomed the bilateral military agreements reached with Turkey during the past year, seeing Ankara as a strong potential ally in a largely hostile Arab world. But Israel’s links with Ankara have the potential to embroil the Jewish state in the decades-old… More ▸