Athens: Left-wing groups plan demos to protest PM visit

August 16, 2010 17:38


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

ATHENS, Greece — Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu arrived in Athens on Monday, a week after being visited by his Greek counterpart in Tel Aviv and at a time of deteriorating relations between Israel and Turkey, Greece's neighbor and traditional rival.

Security was tight for Netahyahu's visit — the first ever by an Israeli prime minister to Greece.

Left-wing groups were planning demonstrations Monday afternoon in Athens, with marches to the Israeli Embassy outside to protest the flotilla raid and Israel's policies in the Middle East.

Police increased patrols in the capital, and cars were barred from parking along key routes, including near the Jewish Museum in central Athens, which Netanyahu visited before the start of his official program. All cars and pedestrians were barred from the street on which the museum is located during his tour there.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 18, 2018
U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection