Friday, 11 November 2011

Holocaust denier and truther set for key role in Greek government?

"Lets talk about all these tales of Auschwitz and Dachau."

"A professed anti-Semitic politician cannot serve in a government with which the German government will need to negotiate billions in aid," Committee Chairman of the Central Committee of German Jews Dieter Graumann told Germany's Bild.

In 2009 he complained of "blood craving Jews".  Obviously he seems to be considered as a respectable man in present day Europe.

(YNet) Georgios Karatzaferis, right-wing leader who previously compared IDF to Hitler may have major role in new government

Jewish organizations in Germany have expressed their shock over plans in Greece to involve the extreme right wing party LAOS, led by Georgios Karatzaferis, in Greece's provisional government.  Greek media reported Thursday that Karatzaferis played a central role in the steps that led to the establishment of a government that would try to navigate Greece out of its debt crisis by implementing a European financial plan. The reports also said he was set to be part of the new government.

Reports claim that in the last few years, Karatzaferis made a long line of anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli statements. After the 9/11 attacks in New York, the politician posed the question "why were all the Jews warned not to come to work that day?" before the Greek parliament.

On a televised debate with Israel's ambassador to Greece he said: "Lets talk about all these tales of Auschwitz and Dachau"; in 2002 during a parliament session he asked the then Greek prime minister: "Is it true that your daughter secretly married a Jew?"; and during Operation Cast Lead in 2008, Karatzaferis said that the IDF was acting "with savage brutality only seen in Hitler's time towards helpless people." [...]

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