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ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE RHETORIC OF HATE LAUNCHED BY A RELIGIOUS REPRESENTATIVE IN XANTHI Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 09:43

We were informed by a recent press article of the newspaper “Parapolitica” (March 19, 2016) that Ahmet Mete, a religious figure in Xanthi, during his speech delivered in August 2014, at the village of Glafki, stated inter alia: “Curse against Israel! For these are the ones turned into soap by the Germans. But Hitler was right when he said: now you will be angry with me but one day I will be proved right about the Jews. Now our curse goes upon them, and our prayers upon our brothers”. 

A ministrant of a religious minority, the muslim minority, instead of being a preacher of religious peace, tolerance and reconciliation, becomes a preacher of hatred. It is not his right to do so. Even if he does not feel the moral obligation to teach reconciliation among people, he certainly does not have the right to preach hatred.

It is well known that anti-Semitism –that often reaches the point of praising Nazism and Hitler- flourishes in Islamist regimes. Nevertheless, the religious figure of Xanthi should know that such attitude is not tolerated in Greece. And if he does not know that himself, we–as a society and as a state- should mind letting him know.

On our end, the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, will always be in alert against any case of anti-Semitic rhetoric regardless of origins.

Athens, March 28, 2016

Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece

 
KIS RESENTS MINISTER’S STATEMENT COMPARING IDOMENI REFUGEE CAMP WITH DACHAU Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 14:14

Greek Interior Minister Kouroumplis during his visit of March 18, at the refugees camp in Idomeni, on Greece’s border, stated that the camp seems like a “modern-day Dachau”. 
“I wouldn’t hesitate to say that this is a modern Dachau, a situation that comes as a result of the sealed borders”, Minister Kouroumplis, said in a statement transmitted by TV channels and press.

 The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece issued the following announcement (March 21, 2016) in protest:  

“The situation of the refugees in Idomeni is an insult to human dignity. The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece shares the compassion for their fate and hardships and wishes for a solution to be found the soonest in order to put an end to their sufferings. On the other hand, we do not share the viewpoint of the Greek Interior Minister Panagiotis Kouroumplis, who while visiting the camp in Idomeni, on Friday March 18, 2016, stated:  “I wouldn’t hesitate to say that this is a modern Dachau, a situation that comes as a result of the sealed borders”.

We know that such comparisons and parallels are made too easily in our country, often with no malicious intent. Yet, it is our moral obligation to stress each and every time that the horror of the Nazi extermination camps should not be allowed to be diminished by irrelevant comparisons under any circumstance.

Athens, March 21, 2016

Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece

 Relevant articles:

-Website www.rt.com
 
PRESS RELEASE FOR THE ATTACKS IN BRUSSELS - Europe in confrontation with Islamist Terror Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 08:27

Today, the 22nd of March 2016, Europe is once more devastated by the deadly attacks at the Brussels airport and metro station, only four months after the fatal attacks at the heart of Paris that caused the loss of lives of more than 130 innocent people, and as tragic sequence of the hit in Istanbul just three days ago. The circle of bloodshed seems endless.

Present day terrorism has a name and an ideology: It is the extreme political Isalm, the Jihadist Islamist movement. Europe has to rise against this enemy with tenacity and determination. Nevertheless, we must not draw parallels between Islamist murderers and the peaceful Muslims who live and work in Europe.

One of the painful political consequences of Islamist terrorism in Europe is that it encourages the racist and neo-Nazi extreme right. The response to Islamophobia cannot ever be neo-Nazism.

We, the Jewish people, have the tragic historical privilege to understand this better that any other human being. Europe must give a democratic response to the Islamist challenge and safeguard the safety of all its citizens.

Athens, March 22, 2016

Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece

 

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KIS RESENTS MINISTER’S STATEMENT COMPARING IDOMENI REFUGEE CAMP WITH DACHAU Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 10:42

Greek Interior Minister Kouroumplis during his visit of March 18, at the refugees camp in Idomeni, on Greece’s border, stated that the camp seems like a “modern-day Dachau”. 
“I wouldn’t hesitate to say that this is a modern Dachau, a situation that comes as a result of the sealed borders”, Minister Kouroumplis, said in a statement transmitted by TV channels and press.

 The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece issued the following announcement (March 21, 2016) in protest:  

“The situation of the refugees in Idomeni is an insult to human dignity. The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece shares the compassion for their fate and hardships and wishes for a solution to be found the soonest in order to put an end to their sufferings. On the other hand, we do not share the viewpoint of the Greek Interior Minister Panagiotis Kouroumplis, who while visiting the camp in Idomeni, on Friday March 18, 2016, stated:  “I wouldn’t hesitate to say that this is a modern Dachau, a situation that comes as a result of the sealed borders”.

We know that such comparisons and parallels are made too easily in our country, often with no malicious intent. Yet, it is our moral obligation to stress each and every time that the horror of the Nazi extermination camps should not be allowed to be diminished by irrelevant comparisons under any circumstance.

Athens, March 21, 2016

Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece

 Relevant articles:

-Website www.rt.com
 
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE DESECRATION OF THE DORMITION ABBEY IN JERUSALEM Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 12:18
The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece strongly condemns the vandal attack against the Dormition Abbey of the Benedictine monks in Jerusalem by extremist elements.

Hate graffiti that desecrates Christian holy sites in Jerusalem constitutes a threat and a sacrilege. We believe that the Israeli Authorities will soon trace down, apprehend and bring to Justice the perpetrators, so as to prevent similar acts from happening in the future. There must be zero tolerance for such acts of violence and hate.
Athens, January 20, 2016
Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece

 
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