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  • May 30, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 30, 2013 | 3:24 am

    The US

    Headline: US calls on Hezbollah to pull fighters out of Syria

    To Read: James P. Rubin believes that John Kerry is becoming far too chummy with the cunning Russian veteran Sergei Lavrov-

    Kerry is making a big mistake if he doesn’t understand that Russia wants, as a...

  • Greek soccer player gets life ban for Nazi salute

    March 18, 2013 | 8:39 am

    A Greek soccer player has been banned for life from playing for the national team after giving the Nazi salute during a game.

    Giorgos Katidis, 20, who plays for the AEK Athens team, gave the salute after scoring the winning goal in a match on March 15, the same day Greek Jews...

  • Thessaloniki Jews to mark 70th anniversary of Nazi deportations

    March 14, 2013 | 8:18 am

    The Jewish community of Thessaloniki in northern Greece will hold a series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first deportations of the city’s Jews to Auschwitz.

    On March 15, 1943, the Nazis sent the first convoy of some 4,000 Jews from Thessaloniki to the...

  • Rise of Greece’s Golden Dawn: A presage of doom

    March 14, 2013 | 4:48 am

    The undisguised extremism promoted by Golden Dawn is a chilling watershed in Greece’s postwar democracy. Fascist gangs are turning Athens into a city of shifting front lines, seizing on crimes and local protests to promote their own movement, by claiming to be the defenders of...

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  • Rise of Golden Dawn: A presage of doom

    February 11, 2013 | 3:13 pm

    The undisguised extremism promoted by Golden Dawn is a chilling watershed in Greece's post-war democracy. Fascist gangs are turning Athens into a city of shifting front lines, seizing on crimes and local protests to promote their own movement, by claiming to be the defenders of...

  • Alleged Palestinian terrorist arrested in Athens

    February 14, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Athens police arrested an alleged Palestinian terrorist accused of being in Greece to plan a major attack in Europe.

    Ghaleb Taleb, who who was arrested Feb. 12, is said to be a member of the Fatah-Al-Islam terror group based in Lebanon. He holds a Lebanese passport and citizenship....

  • Aviv Geffen to open for U2

    August 24, 2010 | 10:08 am

    Israeli rock musician Aviv Geffen will be the opening act for U2.

    Geffen will join SnowPatrol in warming up the crowd at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece on Sept. 3 for U2’s 360 Tour, Geffen announced on his website.

    Geffen released his first album in English last year. In addition to being a solo artist, he performed with British musician Steven Wilson as the Blackfield Duo.

  • Year of Kivunim unites young travelers

    By Noah Stern

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    We wound our way through the busy streets of Athens, dodging loud protesters commemorating the 1973 Greek student uprising, until we came upon an unassuming six-story apartment building and climbed the narrow stairwell to the top floor. This was the Chabad center of Athens and the...
  • Terrorism of ‘70s Forced Israeli Move

    By Hirsh Goodman

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The dates and times are all one blur. What remains crystal clear, however, is what it was like to be an Israeli in the early 1970s, when the phenomenon of international terror began: Japanese terrorists landing at Lod Airport and gunning down dozens of pilgrims just arrived from...

  • Lack of Jewish Life in Greece Just Myth

    By Beverly Gray

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When twilight descends on mountain villages and sun-kissed beaches, sociable Greeks make their way to tiny sidewalk cafes. They toast the end of the workday with anise-flavored ouzo, accompanied by plates of broiled octopus and green olives.

    Dinner in the taverna is a long,...

  • Windsurfer Wins Israel’s First Gold Medal

    By Dan Baron

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Television and radio stations in Israel cut away from their mid-day programming. News Web sites were updated faster than even the nimblest of fingers could press "refresh."

    It wasn't another terrorist attack in Israel, but some good news for a change: On Wednesday, the Jewish state...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Game On!

    The summer Olympics are almost here. They will take place Aug. 13-29 in Athens, Greece. That's pretty cool, considering that's where it all started -- about 2,500 years ago. To learn more about this year's games, visit www.Athens 2004.com. For more on the history of the Olympics, visit www.olympics.org.

  • Israeli Surfs New Turf

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Windsurfer Gal Friedman became the first Israeli to win the gold medal at the World Mistral Sailboard Championships, held in Pattaya, Thailand, on Sunday, Dec. 15. Out of the 11 races in the regatta, Friedman won four and in two more he placed second, making it the best-ever...