Anti-Semitism in Greece: Embedded in Society

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Interview with Moses Altsech by Manfred Gerstenfeld - A Eurobarometer survey in the year 2000 showed Greece to have the highest degree of xenophobia in the EU. Anti-Semitism in Greece occurs not only among extreme rightists and leftists. It is embedded in Greek mainstream society and manifests itself in religious contexts, education, politics, and the media. Jews are often not perceived as true Greeks, although many families have lived there since the 15th century. Greek mainstream media regularly draw parallels between Nazi Germany and Israel today. In this, Greece is more similar to Syria and Iran than to the Western world.

2004-07-16 00:00:00

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