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  • The 2004 Olympics Some Trivia to Know About Greek Jewish History

    Following are some facts about Greek Jewry: Earliest known Jewish settlement in Greece: Third Century B.C.E. Estimated number of Jews in Greece on eve of World II: 77,000 Estimated number of Jews in Greece today: 5,000 Most important “Jewish city” in Greece: Salonika Number of Greek Jews who arrived in North America between 1908 and… More ▸

  • The 2004 Olympics Jewish Athletes to Compete in Athens for Argentina and Australia

    Olympic teams from countries outside of Israel and the United States will be notably short on Jewish athletes during the Athens Games. Still, from weightliftinglifting to soccer to table tennis, several Jewish athletes will be displaying the colors of their respective countries during the competition in Greece, which gets under way Aug. 13. Following are… More ▸

  • As Olympics Near, Greek Journalist Accuses Jews of Muzzling Free Speech

    A prominent Greek journalist has accused Greek Jews of being puppets of the Israeli government and of censoring criticism of what he calls “fascist” Israeli policies. Kostas Betinakis, a former foreign editor of the Ta Nea newspaper, Greece’s largest, made his comments on his news Web site. The incident raises the issue of anti-Semitism in… More ▸

  • Report: if ‘jewish’ Security Used, Muslims Could Bomb 2004 Olympics

    Islamic extremist groups reportedly have threatened to bomb the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens if security is assigned to a consortium that includes Israeli companies. In addition, Arab nations are threatening to boycott the Olympics if the SAIC Team gets the security contract for the Games, according to the Greek newspaper Avriani. According to Avriani,… More ▸