Showing posts with label Holocaust memorial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holocaust memorial. Show all posts

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Polish PM draws criticism after saying 'Jewish perpetrators' also involved in Holocaust

 'Jewish perpetrators' also involved in Holocaust
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sparked a storm of criticism Saturday after defending his country's new law concerning the Holocaust, which he said had involved "Jewish perpetrators" as well as Polish.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Greek Deputy Infrastructure Minister quits 12 hours after sworn in over controversial tweets

Greek Right-wing lawmaker Dimitris Kammenos submitted his resignation from the post of the Deputy Infrastructure Minister on Wednesday night, just 12 hours after the swearing-in ceremony of the new cabinet that was formed following Sunday's snap national polls.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Netanyahu: Europe has learned nothing from Holocaust (European court decision to have Hamas removed from the EU's list of terrorist organizations.)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the Holocaust to sharply attack Europe following the decision by the European court in Luxembourg to have Hamas removed from the EU's list of terrorist organizations, and against the backdrop of Wednesday's Conference of High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention in Switzerland.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Greece bans Holocaust denial (or other recognized genocides)

Greek lawmakers have passed a law that bans Holocaust denial and imposes stricter penalties for hate speech.

The government had been trying to pass the bill for more than a year as it sought ways to confront the rise of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party and a surge in anti-immigrant violence.

For the first time, the bill criminalizes the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust or other recognized genocides.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Greek leader skips the skullcap at Yad Vashem rite. -In 2005, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan also refused to cover his head

JERUSALEM — Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras refused to cover his head at a Yad Vashem memorial ceremony. 

Organizers of the ceremony at the Hall of Remembrance urged Samaras to respect Tuesday’s ceremony and cover his head with a kippah or hat, but he laid a wreath at the memorial bareheaded, Ynet reported.  

Samaras is leading a fight in Greece against right-wing extremists, as well as racism and anti-Semitism.

Yad Vashem said it regretted that Samaras would not wear a kippah, according to Ynet, “but that was his decision.”

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