Sunday, 08 July 2018 12:55

Far-Right Greek Newspaper is Unapologetic About Anti-Semitic Hate Speech

The extreme nationalist Greek newspaper Eleftheri Ora has published a number of anti-Semitic articles throughout the year. In one such article published in March this year, they accused the Democratic Left Party leader Fotis Kouvelis of being a “Jewish Communist agent” with links to George Soros. In an earlier article, the newspaper accused Mathew Nimetz, UN Special Representative for the naming dispute between Greece and Macedonia, of being a member of the Rothschild family who is involved in their global Jewish conspiracy. 

The extreme nationalist Greek newspaper Eleftheri Ora has published a number of anti-Semitic articles throughout the year. In one such article published in March this year, they accused the Democratic Left Party leader Fotis Kouvelis of being a “Jewish Communist agent” with links to George Soros. In an earlier article, the newspaper accused Mathew Nimetz, UN Special Representative for the naming dispute between Greece and Macedonia, of being a member of the Rothschild family who is involved in their global Jewish conspiracy. 

Symbyosis, the Get the Trolls Out! partner in Greece, have repeatedly complained to the newspaper. As they have not received a single reply to date, they have submitted a number of complaints to Journalists' Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers and Journalists' Union of Macedonia an Thrace Daily Newspapers. In these complaints, Symbyosis stressed the that the Unions are responsible for responding to incidents of religious hate speech, such as the anti-Semitic rhetoric of Eleftheri Ora, since its journalists are members of the Union and should comply with its code of conduct. 

None of the unions responded. It seems that they also did not investigate or communicate these complaints to the newspaper, because even more divisive articles continued to appear in Eleftheri Ora, including a bizarre front-page that blamed Jews for the wildfires around Athens.

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