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Greece, Israel & Cyprus sign “historical” Cooperation Agreement on Energy

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades came together to Nicosia and signed a joint cooperation declaration that has been hailed by the three leaders as “historical”.  The three leaders pledged closer cooperation in seven fields: energy, tourism, research and technology, environment, …

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Mahmoud Abbas thanks Greece for Palestinian vote at UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas thanked Greece and expressed his deep gratitude to the Greek government for its “brave decision” to vote in favor of the request by the Palestinian Authority to win an upgraded status at the United Nations. In an announcement transmitted to Greek government through the diplomatic mission of …

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Israeli President Shimon Peres to Visit Athens in August

Israeli President Shimon Peres will pay a historic visit to Greece in August, online daily Proto Thema exclusively reported citing diplomatic sources. Peres’ visit, the first official visit of an Israeli President to Athens,  follows the visit of Greek President Karolos Papoulis to Israel in July 2011. Peres will meet his …

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Israeli Naval Exercise in Greece “Sours” Turkey

Israeli warships will launch a naval exercise with real ammunition in Greek territorial waters on July 18, 2012. The exercise will take place in the north of the island of Milos (Kyclades) in the Agean Sea. Only Israeli warships will perform the exercise at the ‘shotting area’ Karavia (Milos/Myrtoo Sea), …

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Two arrested on suspicion of arson attack to synagogue in Corfu

Two suspects were arrested Wednesday in connection with setting fire to a synagogue on the Greek island of Corfu a day earlier, Greek Police said. Police on the island reinforced security around Israeli’s arriving in the country on cruise ships as a result of a travel advisory that was issued. …

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Greece, Israel, US jointly excercise in SE Mediterranean Sea

If you sail in the south-east Mediterranean Sea and you see some military vessels coming towards you, don’t panic! It’s just a joint naval military exercise between Greece, Israel and the USA. The exercise is called Noble Dina 11 and is taking place April 3-14, 2011. According to portal MilitaryPhotos …

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Italian MV Explora ‘exploited’ by Turkey, urges Greece to protest Démarche

Boiling from anger and seeing with envy the Greek-Israeli rapprochement , it seems that our friend and neighbor Turkey is keen to create new conditions in the Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Sea – it jumps  young and boldly  there where it is not asked to be. Not only a Turkish frigate …

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American Jewish Leaders to meet the Greek Political Leadership

I am impressed! The fifty members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organisations, currently in Greece for their annual meeting, will have talks with the political creme de la creme of what the humble and debt-ridden country has to offer. Staring with the President of the Greek Republic and Prime …

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Clinton in Athens to bless Greek-Israeli energy cooperation

 Although not officially announced yet, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is due to visit Athens next month, most likely on February 6 or 8, 2011.  Clinton will hold talks not only with her Greek counterpart Dimitris Droutsas but – and not differently excepted -with Prime Minister George Papandreou. …

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Is Greece buying weapons from Israel despite the economic crisis?

Is Greece readying to spend millions and millions of dollars to buy advanced weaponry from Israel despite the economic crisis? According to reports coming from Tel Aviv and Washington, the answer is “Yes!”.  Executives of Israel’s defense industry are reportedly talking to Greece’s Armed Forces about a possible multimillion-dollar sale of advanced weaponry in Athens and Greek …

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Greece sends 36 firefighters to help tackle Israel’s wildfire

Greek government sent a second dispatch of assistance to Israel to tackle a massive wildfire in Haifa that has claimed the lives of 42 prison guards and local firefighters.  A C-130 military helicopter departed from the Elefsina military airport Saturday evening carrying a team of 36 firefighters and equipment to help …

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