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  • Amid neo-Nazi surge, Jewish groups applaud Greece’s Holocaust denial ban

    September 11, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    Jewish groups say the passage of a bill banning Holocaust denial and imposing harsher penalties for hate speech is an important milestone in the fight against Greece’s rising neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party.

    “This comes very late, but not too late,” World Jewish Congress CEO Robert...

  • Time to rethink our “never again” promise…

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 4, 2014 | 8:33 am

    “Never again means NEVER AGAIN” – in the past couple of months, I encountered this sentence online more times than I can count. It is usually associated with Israel’s National Holocaust Remembrance Day. We were taught this sentence every year since first grade, when our teacher...

  • Golden Dawn’s gains in EU election signal failure of Greece’s crackdown

    May 27, 2014 | 12:13 pm

    The picture of Golden Dawn leaders being led away in shackles by masked policemen last September was supposed to be a defining image: Greek authorities cracking down on the country’s neo-Nazi party as a harbinger of its demise.

    Instead, soon there will be a new iconic image:...

  • Far-right surge expected in European elections

    May 21, 2014 | 11:04 am

    Armed with ropes and long sticks, a group of teens in Germany’s capital headed out under the cover of night. Their goal: to tear down from lampposts the campaign posters of the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NDP).

    The young people are one small posse among those who fear...

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  • Golden Dawn’s showing in elections worries Greek government

    May 19, 2014 | 9:45 am

    The ultranationalist Golden Dawn party’s showing in local Greek elections prompted concern from the national government.

    In voting Sunday, no Golden Dawn candidate made it through to the second round to be held next Sunday, when elections to the European Parliament also will be...

  • 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...

  • Greek police to investigate Golden Dawn threat to turn immigrants “into soap”

    March 6, 2013 | 11:27 am

    Greek police are investigating the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party after some of its members were filmed threatening to turn immigrants “into soap” and put them in “ovens.”

    The investigation announced Wednesday was prompted by the broadcast Tuesday of a program on Britain's Channel 4...

  • 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...

  • Golden Dawn issues anti-Semitic diatribe against AJC’s David Harris during Greece visit

    January 25, 2013 | 10:39 am

    The Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn said a visit to Greece by American Jewish Committee leader David Harris is meant to ensure further “Jewish influence over Greek political issues” and safeguard the interests of “international loan sharks.”

    Harris, the executive director of the...

  • ‘Jews live in fear in Europe,’ European Parliament president says

    January 23, 2013 | 10:47 am

    The president of the European Parliament acknowledged the continent's Jews are living in fear.

    “Yes, Jewish People are living in fear in Europe but this is not 1929, this is 2012,” Martin Schultz said Jan. 22 at a ceremony commemorating Holocaust victims held at the European...

  • Neo-Nazi party maintains strength in Greek elections

    June 18, 2012 | 10:27 am

    The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party defied predictions and won nearly 7 percent of the vote in the Greek national elections.

    Polls and Greek commentators had predicted that support for the fascist party, which entered the Greek Parliament for the first time in inconclusive elections six...

  • Greek gov’t, Jews slam Golden Dawn chief for Holocaust denial

    May 15, 2012 | 10:50 am

    The Greek government and Jewish community condemned the leader of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party after he denied there were gas chambers or ovens at Nazi death camps.

    Speaking Sunday in an interview on the private Mega TV network, Golden Dawn head Nikolaos Michaloliakos said gas...

  • Far-right victories in Greece prompt upset, concern from Jewish community

    May 7, 2012 | 10:20 am

    Jewish leaders in Greece expressed concern and disappointment after the fascist Golden Dawn party was poised to enter the Greek parliament for the first time.

    With most of the ballots counted, Golden Dawn received nearly 7 percent of the vote in Sunday’s elections as Greeks...

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