Greek PM promises Jewish leaders a law against Holocaust denial


Greek PM Antonis Samaras inside the Monastirioton synagogue in Thessaloni.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said the proposed legislation would bar parties that denied crimes against humanity, such as the Holocaust-denying Golden Dawn, from running in future for the Greek parliament.

Haaretz

The premier of Greece promised Jewish leaders on Sunday that he would introduce a new law to prevent Holocaust-denying parties from running for parliament in his country.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was participating in a commemoration service at Thessaloniki’s Monastiriotes Synagogue marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the deportation of the town’s Jews to the German death-camps.

Over 90 percent of the 53 thousand Jews living in Thessaloniki on the eve of the Second World War perished in the Holocaust.

In what was the first visit by a serving Greek prime minister to a synagogue, Samaras said that “Greek society has been infected by voices that seek to resurrect racism” and that “neo-Nazis have reappeared once again in Europe.”

His government would “continue to legislate towards complete intolerance of violence and racism,” Samaras said.

He did not however directly refer to the neo-Nazi and anti-immigration Golden Dawn party which won seven percent of votes in the last Greek election.

The event was attended by members of the executive committee of the World Jewish Congress which helped sponsor the commemorative events organized by the local Jewish community and the city council of Thessaloniki.

In a meeting after the service with WJC President Ronald Lauder, Jewish Agency Chairman Nathan Sharansky and Israel’s ambassador to Greece, Samaras explained that the proposed legislation would bar parties that denied crimes against humanity, such as the Holocaust-denying Golden Dawn, from running in future for the Greek parliament.

The service in Monastiriotes Synagogue was attended also by senior representatives of the Greek Orthodox Church, Thessaloniki’s mayor, Iannis Boutaris, and even a representative of the far-left and anti-Israel Syriza party who said that “the names of Nazi collaborators must be wiped from the streets of Saloniki and we must all continue to fight fascism.” WJC President Lauder was the only speaker at the service who singled out Golden Dawn by name and said “they think like Nazis, they speak like Nazis, they act like Nazis – they are Nazis,” calling upon the Greek parliament to outlaw the party.

Jewish Agency Chairman Sharansky said that “because of our history, we Jews have a reason to be paranoid” and said that the Greek government “must fight without compromise against those voices which are a danger to Jews and to all Greeks.”

  1. #1 by Blake on March 18, 2013 - 2:48 pm

    I have heard that something like 98% of Greeks are “Holocaust deniers”so good luck with that Greek PM.

    Also in related news from yesterday:

    Greek footballer Giorgos Katidis banned for Nazi salute

    A Greek footballer has been banned for life from playing for the national team after making a Nazi salute.

    AEK Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis, 20, made the gesture to celebrate his winning goal during a Saturday match.

    The Greek football federation called it “a severe provocation” that insulted “all the victims of Nazi bestiality”.

  2. #2 by Patrick on March 18, 2013 - 3:26 pm

    The Jews SOLD the holocaust story. The holocaust is no longer the property of the Jews. The GOYIM bought and paid for the holocaust story and it is now the property of the GOYIM.
    WE bought it, it is OURS to deny if we want to.
    If you apply for a disability claim from an insurance company or, especially, the government, you have to PROVE you have been injured, REPEATEDLY. The insurance companies and government do not just “take your word for it” and never question you again. When Israel SOLD the Holocaust for Political Leverage and Monetary Reparations, Israel itself opened the Holocaust up to questioning.
    Someone with an actuarial chart should track back and see just HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU HAVE TO START OUT WITH, in order to have 600,000 survivors 65+ YEARS LATER. And where do they get off with this “I survived 4-5-6 DEATH CAMPS” !? Seems to me those “notoriously efficient” Nazis were pretty sloppy, There had to be one heck of a LOT of “survivors” to begin with in 1945..

  3. #3 by Anaxamander T. Gormlay on March 18, 2013 - 3:29 pm

    Blessed are the Cheese Makers!

    OK Mr. Greek-in-Charge, while you’re at it, kindly make it a crime to deny that the moon is made of Green Cheese.

    Just like the alleged 6 Million (never mind the changed numbers on the plaque at the entrance to Auschwitz), the assertion that the moon indeed is made of Green Cheese needs no factual verification.

    The facts don’t count!

    Thanks for your kind consideration.

    Anaxamander T. Gormlay
    Grand Exalted :Poohbah-in-Chief of the Ultimate Etherial Dimension
    The First Church of Cheese

  4. #4 by Roberto on March 18, 2013 - 4:10 pm

    “Greek PM promises Jewish leaders a law against Holocaust denial”

    After all, anti-Semitism is the most pressing situation facing Greece today. Glad to see he is doing his job and has his priorities right.

  5. #5 by Didi Poblador Mendoza on March 18, 2013 - 5:17 pm

    I never knew Greeks would stoop down to be used as Zionist lackeys! I guess they decided to join the club with the US and UK at the head!

  6. #6 by Wesley on March 18, 2013 - 5:27 pm

    That footballer should have worn a Hammer and Sickle t-shirt, they would have made him captain of the team! I wonder if the new ‘Holohoax’ laws are in return for the Jewish bankers not completely destroying Greece. What kind of truth needs laws to protect it?

  7. #7 by Luciana on March 18, 2013 - 5:35 pm

    Since when is it dangerous or against humanity to speak against the jews and their ridiculous holocaust? 100 Million Native Americans were holocaust/genocide, where is the justice there? People need to keep speaking out and expose these liars.

  8. #8 by Hertigel Misner on March 18, 2013 - 5:43 pm

    I lost 178 relatives in Auschwitz. I am only alive because I hid in the latrines.

  9. #9 by Trudi on March 18, 2013 - 6:34 pm

    Hertigel Misner, Both my grand parents were turned into soap 30 weeks before my parents were born! My auntie survived by breathing through a keyhole and my nephew survived by living with wolves for two years, after pole vaulting the wire fence to freedom.

  10. #10 by annebeck58 on March 18, 2013 - 9:12 pm

    My first thought? Greece is trying to get her bills paid (by the same folk who stole her cash to begin with!)
    But, again; when did “Jewish” become a race?? I do not love (most) Neo-Nazis, but, what about freedom of speech? Does Greece not allow for this? Why is it, in every Western country, Jews can say whatever they like (as long as it’s not “Anti=Jewish”), and nobody else can open his or her mouth to speak an opinion? Particularly in the case of the hollow-cause, where we KNOW we were overtly lied-to, why can nobody even speak the revised info, when most revisions were made BY Jews?

    Of course, Greece has to pay the bills. And they are sucking up just like the prostitutes they are.

  11. #11 by annebeck58 on March 18, 2013 - 9:16 pm

    (Blake; comment #1)
    My baby brother was kicked out of a Tennessee university for clicking his heels together (in a “Nazi salute” to someone he thought was overusing her power.) He left Tennessee for NY, after this, and then went to Portugal to continue his studies..
    He is moving (back) to Eastern Europe. soon, because what he found in Lisbon is about the same as what he dealt with in the States…..

    People are SO sensitive about what might offend the Jews. Most Jews (those I know) are not offended by the same sort of things…
    OYY-Vey!!

  12. #12 by K.PatrickRyan on March 18, 2013 - 10:32 pm

    Put the bankers in charge of a nation and this is the type of legislation one receives.

    Now, PM Samaris ‘works’ for the Greek people. He’s the PM of their country. But here again (just as we see daily in the USA) we have a conman on display. He gets paid for his work by the Greeks yet he legislates for a foreign occupational force. Greeks should deport Samaris to Tel Aviv and confiscate his real estate and banking accounts in order to begin to reimburse themselves for the salary conned out of them by this clown in a PM’s costume.

  13. #13 by jaydi on March 19, 2013 - 12:23 am

    a law against the truth? The gas chambers dont exist EVERYONE who can search online KNOWS THAT. WE SEE YOU!!! All the laws in universe wont make it anymore true than it was 60 years ago lying zog scum! whats it like seeing the narrative fall apart you lying SCUM!

  14. #14 by It is I only on March 19, 2013 - 5:27 am

    The footballer didn’t make a Nazi salute, but a ancient Roman salute! AVE CAESAR!
    BTW The Moon is not made of green cheese, but is made of Gorgonzola cheese!

  15. #15 by stephen on March 19, 2013 - 9:38 am

    Watch my Youtube video SIX MILLION JEWS 1915-1938: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Dda-0Q_XUhk

  16. #16 by Darcy on March 19, 2013 - 10:26 am

  17. #17 by Dorian West on March 19, 2013 - 11:37 am

    The majority of Greeks I speak with in Australia want the Greek PMs Like Samaras, Papandreou (where is that crypto-Jew hiding?) and Simitis (Semite, get it?) necks wrung. Golden Dawn looks after the impoverished Greeks people by feeding them and providing them protection from the illegal immigrants who are from mainly Asian, African and communist countries, i.e. ALL failed states.

    Got any solutions to fix the debt crisis you and your Jewish banksters inflicted on the Greek people Samaras? Naah! I didn’t think so!

  18. #18 by WIDEAWAKE on March 19, 2013 - 11:08 pm

    Hang this crypto-jew prick immediately!

  19. #19 by Dante Ardenz on March 19, 2013 - 11:53 pm

    Oh the untouchable Jews.60 million dead in WW2 :A war they demanded and was fought entirely with there enthusiastic support,and funding.But those dead do not matter.Only there supposed victims.This is the Judaic Mindset and the stupid Goyem fall for it.the Greek Prime Minister is looking for Jew Bankers Money.As Voltaire wrote’.Want to know who rules ?Those you cannot criticize!’

  20. #20 by Dai Truong on April 2, 2013 - 3:01 pm

    Must see interviews and Auschwitz documentary. Where is prussian blue? David Cole is a Jewish researcher and filmmaker who specialised into World War II reasearch, particularly into the controversial claims about homocidal gas chambers. He came to the defense of Ernst Zündel when Zündel needed defending. Subsequently, Zündel and Cole made a film in Auschwitz, with David Cole pointing out all the things wrong with that theme park of hate against Germans. Cole went into hiding after he was hounded by the self-styled Jewish Defense League, eventually terrorised into a half-hearted and unconvincing recantation in 1998.

  21. #21 by Dai Truong on April 2, 2013 - 3:06 pm

    On wiki criticism of deniers:International Committee of the Red Cross
    Holocaust deniers misrepresent and omit information contained in ICRC reports that contradict their claims.[42] Critics argue that Richard Harwood in his “Did Six Million Really Die?” pamphlet could only claim that the ICRC had found no evidence of a policy to exterminate Jews by ignoring key sections of the 1948 report, where the ICRC explicitly states that the systematic extermination of Jews was Nazi policy.[43]
    Harwood disputed the notion that homicidal gas chambers were disguised as shower facilities by citing references in the report where ICRC officials inspected bathing facilities. He used their responses to argue that showers functioned as showers and were not part of a killing installation. However this is considered misrepresentation by critics, as the passage Harwood cited is in reference to Allied camps for civilians in Egypt and thus had nothing to do with Nazi concentration camps.[44]

    A letter from the Bad Arolsen International Tracing Service regarding only registered deaths at Nazi concentration camps. This and similar correspondence is frequently misrepresented as the absolute death toll of the Holocaust by deniers.
    Harwood also claimed that Die Tat, a Swiss tabloid newspaper, published statistics that concluded the number of people who died in Nazi prisons and camps from 1939 to 1945 based on ICRC statistics was “300,000, not all of whom were Jews”.[45] The January 19, 1955 edition of Die Tat did indeed give a 300,000 figure, but this was only in reference to “Germans and German Jews” and not nationals of other countries.[46] In a 1979 response to this pamphlet, the ICRC said that they have “never tried to compile statistics on the victims of the war”,[47] nor “certified the accuracy of the statistics produced by a third party”,[47] and state that the authors of such material have “falsified” both claims that the document originates from the ICRC and refers exclusively to Jews.[47]
    As well as in personal correspondence, the ICRC has also addressed this misrepresentation by several other means. In 1975, the ICRC wrote to the Board of Deputies of British Jews in London regarding Harwood’s citations, stating:
    The figures cited by the author of the booklet are based upon statistics falsely attributed to us, evidently for the purpose of giving them credibility, despite the fact that we never publish information of this kind.[48]
    —Françoise Perret, Comité International de la Croix-Rouge, to Jacob Gerwitz, August 22, 1975.
    In the 1978 official bulletin, the agency stated that its mission was to “help victims not count them”,[49] and questioned how they would have even been able to obtain such statistics had they wanted to, given that they were “only able to enter only a few concentration camps…in the final days of the war”.[49] The agency states that the figures used are “the number of deaths recorded by the International Tracing Service on the basis of documents found when the camps were closed”,[49] and accordingly bear no relation to the total death tolls, since the Nazis destroyed much documentation, and that many deaths occurred in camps where prisoners were generally not registered.[49] The ICRC considers this misrepresentation as “propaganda”,[49] and because these claims regarding the ICRC were used for the defense of Ernst Zündel at his trial in 1985, critics state that despite the agency’s attempts to demonstrate the truth, Holocaust deniers have continued to rely on ICRC based disinformation.[46] Archives of the International Tracing Service (located in Bad Arolsen) responding to such misrepresentation can be found here

  22. #22 by kostalooks on October 17, 2014 - 11:14 am

    Socrates drank the hemlock rather than recant his words.
    Socrates preferred death to a life where he couldn’t question all.

    Samaras should do the noble thing and drop dead too; leave thinking to other people.

    For a fraction of a percent when the Greek loans are up; Samaras will wipe away the legacy of Socrates which Greek thinkers and others around the world have cherished for millennia.

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