To stop the defamation of the Jewish people... to secure justice and fair treatment to all
Anti-Defamation League ABOUT ADL FIND YOUR LOCAL ADL DONATE CONTACT US PRESS CENTER
Press Release Categories
Anti-Semitism: USA
Anti-Semitism: International
Black-Jewish Relations
Christian-Jewish Relations
Civil Rights
Discrimination, Racism, Bigotry
Education
Extremism
Hate Crimes
Holocaust / Nazis
Holocaust Denial
Internet
Islamic Extremist
Israel / Middle-East
Militias
Nation Of Islam
Neo-Nazi / Skinheads
Religious Freedom, Church-State
Supreme Court
Terrorism: Domestic
Terrorism: International
United Nations
Vatican-Jewish Relations
Miscellaneous
 
Resources
Press Releases
Militia Watchdog Archives
Legislative Action Center
Regional Offices
Security for Community
 
Press ReleaseAnti-Semitism-International
RULE
ADL Calls On Greek Government To Condemn Anti-Semitism In The Press

New York, N.Y., July 22, 2002 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), today called on the Government of Greece to condemn a recent rise of anti-Semitic depictions and articles in the Greek press, including the use of Holocaust and Nazi imagery.

In expressing a growing concern about the appearance of criticisms of Israel that cross the line into anti-Semitic statements, and the use of Nazi and Holocaust imagery in cartoons, Glen A. Tobias, ADL National Chairman, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, said, in a letter to Greek Prime Minister Konstandinos Simitis, "Even in nations like Greece where the press is free, it is essential that the government take responsibility to set a tone of tolerance and speak out strongly against these anti-Semitic, hateful sentiments.

"Unfortunately, such articles and depictions in the media create an environment of hostility toward Israel and Jews in Greece, similar to other European nations that have experienced a rise in anti-Semitism," Mr. Tobias and Mr. Foxman added.

League leaders also addressed these issues in a meeting with Dimitris Platis, Consul General of Greece in New York.

Anti-Semitic Cartoon This cartoon appeared in the reportedly pro-Government Center Left publication -- Eleftherotypia. The headline reads : Holocaust II. The caption reads: War machine of Sharon is attempting to carry out a new Holocaust, a new genocide.

Other Examples of Anti-Semitic Depictions in the Greek Press

Israeli Soldiers Executing Palestinian
Israeli Actions Compared to Auschwitz

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.



 
 
Home | Search | About ADL | Contact ADL | Privacy Policy

2013 Anti-Defamation League