When it is convenient Karatzaferis is a Holocaust denier speaking of the Auschwitz and Dachau tales (myth), and when it is convenient he is not and compares Israel to Nazism and accuses "the main victims of Hitler's brutality turned into the same heinous murderers as their persecutor".
Below statements made by George Karatzaferis, member of the new Greek Government:
EJP (Sept. 2007)
In 2001, Karatzaferis stated that "the Jews have no right to provoke, because they have filled the world with crimes". "The Jews have no legitimacy to speak in Greece and provoke the political world. Their impudence is crass".
Abravanel - At the Greek Parliament on 17 June 2006)
"Let me close with this one. In the Protocols of the Elders of Zion who, of course, I don’t know who wrote them. The Zionists deny that they have written them. I don’t care who he is, whoever he may be, should be a Nobel graduate. A century ago this man had predicted – whoever he is, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, I don’t care, Russian or American – these things that happen today. Whatever is being described in the Protocols of Zion is becoming reality today. One Goverment, one currency for all of Europe. And this for me is the coming of the New Order of things."
Full speech in Greek HERE. The Protocols are on sale HERE
JTA (Dec. 2008)
"Someone has to pull the ear of the darling child of the West, Israel. Its aggressiveness and malice against non-combatants, whose only precedent can be found during Hitler's time, cannot leave the international community indifferent."
Abravanel (Sept. 2009)
"Violent antisemitic incidents occurred in 9 Greek cities: Athens, Salonica, Larissa, Volos, Ioannina, Corfu but also in judenrein cities such as Komotini, Veria, Drama. Nationwide we saw outrageous statements on "blood craving Jews" by Extreme-Right leader Y.Karatzaferis [...]"
JTA (Jan. 2009)
"In less than 70 years the main victims of Hitler's brutality turned into the same heinous murderers as their persecutor."
"Israel feels that in the name of the Holocaust it can still misbehave, be indecent, blackmail, and debase institutions and people."
"[with some effort the Jews could be placed among the nations of justice] "but what do you expect from a race that crucified God the only time he came to earth."
"Yet would God killers care about a few hundred innocent children?"
"Unfortunately it is known all over the world that a Jew smells of blood."
Dec. 29, his party issued a statement regarding the bombardment of Gaza that said: "Someone has to pull the ear of the darling child of the West, Israel. Its aggressiveness and malice against non-combatants, whose only precedent can be found during Hitler's time, cannot leave the international community indifferent."
JTA (Dec. 2002)
"The Simon Wiesenthal Center sent a letter to the Greek government calling on it to close down the TV station of Yorgos Karatzaferis, the leader of the far-right Popular Rally Party. The party recently garnered nearly 14 percent of the vote in local elections for a district that includes the city of Athens. Karatzaferis, who regularly hurls epithets against Jews and the Israeli ambassador to Greece on his TV station, has propagated the libel, circulating widely in the Arab world, that Israel was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks. In September, Karatzaferis submitted a question in the Greek Parliament asking the foreign minister if he was aware that the Israeli press had published articles claiming that Jews had not gone to work on Sept. 11 after they were forewarned about the attacks on the Twin Towers. The question was subsequently published in several right-wing papers in Greece with no comment, while articles embracing the rumors were even found in editorials of the official magazine of the Technical Chamber of Greece, the government body that oversees the work of Greek industrialists. The magazine is distributed to thousands of Greek businessmen."