Greek weekly calls Jews ‘Christ killers’


ATHENS (JTA) — A weekly Greek newspaper calls Jews "Christ killers" in an editorial about the Gaza conflict.

George Karatzaferis, the publisher of A1, also wrote in the Sunday issue that "in less than 70 years the main victims of Hitler’s brutality turned into the same heinous murderers as their persecutor."

"Israel feels that in the name of the Holocaust it can still misbehave, be indecent, blackmail, and debase institutions and people," the editorial in the 6,000 circulation weekly said. 

Karatzaferis, the head of the far right political party LAOS, says that with some effort the Jews could be placed among the nations of justice, "but what do you expect from a race that crucified God the only time he came to earth." Later he asks rhetorically, "Yet would God killers care about a few hundred innocent children?"

The editorial ends by saying, "Unfortunately it is known all over the world that a Jew smells of blood."

This is not the first time that Karatzaferis has attacked the Jews. On Dec. 29, his party issued a statement regarding the bombardment of Gaza that said, "Someone has to pull the ear of the darling child of the West, Israel. Its aggressiveness and malice against non-combatants, whose only precedent can be found during Hitler’s time, cannot leave the international community indifferent."

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