Greek minister says his country perfectly safe for Israelis

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September 6, 2012 21:38

 
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Visiting Greek Defense Minister Panos Panagiotopoulos took offense at press reports saying the state has asked his country to increase protection for Israeli tourists, saying this is "completely unfounded and malicious."

Panagiotopoulos said Greece is "the safest country in every aspect" for all tourists, and "especially those coming from the friendly state of Israel."

"Come to Greece, Greek people are waiting for you," he said.

A defense source said Wednesday that Israel has asked security forces around the world, including in Cyprus and Greece, to increase protection for Israelis over the coming High Holy days in light of warnings that Iran will continue to target Israelis abroad.

Israel has blamed Iran and Hezbollah for a number of recent attacks on Israelis abroad, including the deadly attack in July in Bulgaria.

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