Israel wishes new Greek gov't well, warns about far-right

By
June 21, 2012 21:54
1 minute read.

 
X

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 uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • 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

Jerusalem sent its best wishes of success to Athens on Thursday soon after Greece – following two months of political stalemate -- named a new cabinet to try and pull the country out of its economic morass.

"Israel wishes the new Government of Greece much success in facing the complex economic challenges which lay ahead for the country," said a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry. "We share the hope that the government of Antonis Samaras will lead Greece towards a better future. The State of Israel will continue to nurture its friendship with the Greek people and their government, and will endeavor to widen the ties between the two countries."

Israel heaved a sigh of relief when Samara narrowly defeated the radical left SYRIZA party which had threatened to fundamentally change Greece's policy toward Israel, which had improved dramatically over the last two years.

While congratulating the new government, the statement said Israel shared the "concern of the democratic forces in Greece"  regarding the 18 members of the far right Golden Dawn party elected to the Greek parliament "and the possible influence of this group on the development of racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic ideas in the country. We trust in the ability of Greece to tackle this challenge too, and to preserve its ancient democratic values."

The Golden dawn Party, whose leader has denied the Holocaust, received about 7% of the vote.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 18, 2018
Trump boasts about success of summit with Putin

By JPOST.COM STAFF