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December 21, 1971
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Joseph-Lovinger, chairman of the Jewish community in Greece, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that the 5,000 Jews in Greece constitute a stable community. Lovinger, here attending the meeting of the European Executive of the World Jewish Congress, said some Greek Jews still emigrate to Israel occasionally, but that all who wanted to live in Israel had gone there many years ago. There had never been any impediment to aliya from Greece, he said, nor any Jewish problem. As far as the Jews are concerned, the change of regimes makes no difference, Lovinger stated. It is Jewish education and Jewish identity that is of concern to Jewish leaders in Greece. The Jewish population is located in Athens. Thessalonika and Larissa.

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