Greek online publication uses antisemitic tropes against the President of the Jewish Community of Athens


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The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece condemns unequivocally the malicious and vulgar insults, containing fierce racist and anti-Semitic references, launched against the President of the Athens Jewish Community Mr. Minos Moissis by the web edition of the newspaper MAKELEIO.

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Anti-Semitic Greek comedian has central role in play to be staged in ancient theater of Epidaurus


Tzimis Panousis during a show with a t-shirt depicting the Star of David intertwined with a Nazi swastika.

Via European Jewish Press

By Viktor Eliezer

A well-known anti-Semitic comedian in Greece, Tzimis Panousis, will have the role of Trigaios, a peace maker in Ancient Athens, in the theatrical play ‘’Eirene’’ (Peace) by Aristophanes that will be staged in  the ancient theater of Epidaurus.

Tzimis Panousis was quoted as saying last week in an interview to the daily “To Vima”, that “we the Greeks are the new Jews of the season. Then the Nazis choose the Jews, now the Neo-Nazis, the blue family of Shoible, have chosen us, the Greeks”.

Panousis used to call the Jews as “jewdeonazis” and in 2013 issued a poster to promote his performances, in which the Star of David was identified with the Nazi swastika.


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Tzimis Panousis and antisemitism:

  1. Panousis: There are no good Jews (Abravanel, 23/6/2009)
  2. Satirist Tzimis Panousis under fire over poster (Kathimerini, 25/02/2013)
  3. Greece: Jewish community upset about comic’s poster (World Jewish Congress, 26/02/2013)

Greek leftist columnist denounces antisemitism surveys and demonizes Israel (once again)


In an article published on the news site (May 10, 2017), entitled “In bloody ink”, journalist and cartoonist Stathis (Stavropoulos) denounces attempts to incriminate criticism against Israel that present it as anti-Semitism in order to annul such political criticism. The article is accompanied by a cartoon which pictures free opinion killed by Israel. The article and cartoon were Stathis response to the publication of a survey on Anti-Semitism in Greece which shows high rates of anti-Semitic feelings in Greece.

In a statement, the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece expressed the outrage of the Greek Jewry at Stathis’ antisemitic libel:

[…] And it is obvious for us that even the sharpest criticism against the policy of the Israeli Government has nothing to do with Anti-Semitism. However, when -according to a recent research, 65% of the Greeks agree with the opinion that “Israel treats the Palestinian exactly as the Nazis treated the Jews”, then all –politicians and journalists alike- need to take responsibility for reproducing the industrialized propaganda of delegitimization of the State of Israel.

“Traditional Anti-Semitism” defies and demonizes the personal right of every Jew to live as an equal member of the society. “New anti-Semitism” defies and demonizes the collective right of the Jews to live as an equal nation in the land of Israel, among the society of Nations.

Stathis’ writing and the accompanying cartoon qualify him as a genuine representative of both traditional and new anti-Semitism. It is a pity!

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Ariel Sharon dressed like a Nazi with a swastika on his arm stating “Fascism is not only the logic of killing, but primarily killing logic” appears on the cover of Stathis Stavropoulos’ collection of cartoons “The anti-fascist, anti-racist [cartoons]” (Athens 2016).

Η ΕΡΤ 1 προβάλλει το κάψιμο του Ιούδα


Ιδιαίτερα περήφανος για το “συγκριτικό πλεονέκτημα” της θάλασσας.

Στο κεντρικό δελτίο της 16ης Απριλίου, το κρατικό κανάλι προέβαλε το αντισημιτικό έθιμο του “καψίματος του Ιούδα”, πιο συγκεκριμένα κατά τη διάρκεια ρεπορτάζ για την αναβίωση πασχαλινών εθίμων “σε κάθε γωνιά της Ελλάδας” (βλ. σχετικό βίντεο, 37’23” και εξής). Δόθηκε, μάλιστα, ιδιαίτερη έμφαση στο “συγκριτικό πλεονέκτημα” της θάλασσας που επιτρέπει την καύση του Ιούδα “πάνω σε ειδική σχεδία” (Τυρός Κυνουρίας). Λίγο πριν (30’00” και εξής), είχε γίνει αναφορά στην ανατίναξη του ομοιώματος του Ιούδα-Τραμπ στην Πόλη του Μεξικού.

Διαβάστε επίσης:

Racist Crimes Watch: Φεστιβάλ αντισημιτισμού 2017: πανελλαδικό “κάψιμο του Ιούδα/Εβραίου” (14/04/2017)

Against Antisemitism: Κάψιμο του Ιούδα σε όλη την Ελλάδα, σα να μη συμβαίνει τίποτα (7/4/2015)

Όταν το Down Town τοποθετεί τα αντισημιτικά “Πρωτόκολλα” δίπλα στον Όργουελ

Σήμερα, αν κάποιος συμπολίτης μας θελήσει να προμηθευτεί τα “Πρωτόκολλα”, δεν θα χρειαστεί να ψάξει και πολύ. Απεναντίας, μάλλον θα βρεθεί αντιμέτωπος με το δίλημμα ποια απ’ όλες τις εκδόσεις που κυκλοφορούν να επιλέξει: μια σύντομη βόλτα μας στα κεντρικά αθηναικά βιβλιοπωλεία απέδωσε οκτώ διαφορετικές εκδόσεις του διαβόητου ψευτο-ντοκουμέντου κι ένα κάθε άλλο παρά ευκαταφρόνητο αριθμό “αποκαλυπτικών” πονημάτων που χρησιμοποιούν τα “Πρωτόκολλα” ως βασική πηγή έμπνευσής τους. [Ο Ιός, 17/9/1995]


Παρά το γεγονός ότι τα τελευταία χρόνια η ελληνική βιβλιογραφία έχει εμπλουτιστεί με σημαντικές μελέτες για την προέλευση και την εκδοτική διαδρομή των αντισημιτικών Πρωτοκόλλων, ένα ελληνικό περιοδικό ευρείας κυκλοφορίας, το Down Town (τεύχος 59, σελ. 92-93), επιμένει να τα κατατάσσει εν έτει 2017 δίπλα σε αριστουργήματα της παγκόσμιας λογοτεχνίας (1984, Λολίτα, Τα Σταφύλια της Οργής κ.α.), να μην παίρνει σαφή θέση για την πλαστότητά τους και να τα παρουσιάζει ως “λογοκριμένα” – το δισέλιδο αφιέρωμα αφορά στα “λογοκριμένα της λογοτεχνίας” – , από τη στιγμή που μια απλή βόλτα σε κεντρικό ελληνικό βιβλιοπωλείο αρκεί για να αποδείξει το αντίθετο.

Το Down Town οφείλει μια εξήγηση και μια συγγνώμη για την απαράδεκτη και ανεύθυνη αυτή στάση.


Πέρυσι τέτοιο καιρό, το 20ό Παζάρι Βιβλίου στην “Πλατεία Κοτζιά-Δημαρχείο Αθήνας” πωλούσε τα “Πρωτόκολλα”. Φωτογραφία: Παναγιώτης Δημητράς. (20/1/2016)

Greece: Antisemitic comments during popular morning show

Greek journalist Dimos Verykios recently made antisemitic comments during the morning show “Happy Day” of Alpha TV channel. More precisely, he stated (watch video below, 20’05”-20’57”):

“The world money is concentrated in three centers: they are actually dominating the planet. One center is the banks, the global banking system. Through this banking system, two main centers are ruling the game. One of these centers is the Jewish lobby, powerful, extremely powerful in America and elsewhere! In all big deals, one will meet a Jew! Or a mason!”

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece in a statement condemned Verykios’ antisemitic comments and demanded apology from the Greek reporter:

“We expect that he will realize his big mistake and apologize to the audience for the promotion of these unsubstantiated and false accusations, which do not inform at all the public but instead lead to misinformation and encourage anti-Semitism in Greece.”

Two days ago, Dimos Verykios denied on Twitter any “antisemitic intention” and claimed that he just said the “truth: The world money is owned by the banks-Jews-Masons”.


“Escape room” invited players to escape Auschwitz “before being turned into ash”


An entertainment company in Greece canceled a game in which players use clues to escape from a room themed around the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

The Rubicon agency, which is located in the northern Athens suburb of Galatsi, in recent weeks advertised the Auschwitz “escape room” on social media. Jews and non-Jews complained it was disrespectful to Holocaust victims, the left-leaning news site Protagon reported Tuesday.


Reached by Protagon, a spokesman of the firm responsible for the game said it had been scrapped and that the decision to create it did not take into account “that this could cause offense.”

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  • Another “escape room” in Thessaloniki called “Schindler’s List” invites players to save “the life of hundreds of innocent people.” [via]