Barak in Greece to discuss military, financial ties

Israel’s ties with Greece have been on the rise since the fallout with Turkey in 2010 after the raid on the Mavi Marmara; Hellenic and Israeli air forces recently held a series of joint exercises.

By
January 11, 2012 02:10
1 minute read.
Barak with Greek Defense Minister Avramopoulos

Barak with GREECE DEFENSE MINISTER Dimitris Avramopoulos 311. (photo credit: Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters)

 
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 a symbolic $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 Don't show it again

Defense Minister Ehud Barak flew to Athens on Tuesday and said Israel was looking to boost military and economic cooperation with Greece.

Israel’s ties with Greece have been on the rise since the fallout with Turkey in 2010 after the raid on the Mavi Marmara, which resulted in the deaths of nine Turkish nationals who had attacked the Israeli commandos.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


RELATED:
Prime minister rules out Barak joining Likud

The Hellenic and Israeli air forces recently held a series of joint exercises – in Greece and Israel – amid bolstering economic ties.

“We anticipate the ties will continue to flourish,” Barak said following a meeting with Greek Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos. “We are witnessing dramatic changes in the Middle East, the likes of which we have not seen for decades, and it is difficult to know where the changes are leading.”

Barak was also scheduled to meet Greece’s Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, President Karolos Papoulias and Chief of General Staff Gen. Michael Kostarakos.


Related Content

idf hebron
August 22, 2014
Palestinians throw Molotov cocktail at IDF checkpoint in Hebron

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, TOVAH LAZAROFF