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Greek Jewish board condemns Rabbi Frizis’ “unacceptable” comments on Rouvikonas anarchists

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) condemned on Tuesday as “unacceptable and provocative” the controversial comments by rabbi Mordechai Frizis who said Rouvikonas anarchists “deserve a bullet in the head” for having thrown paint at the walls of Israeli embassy in Athens.

Rouvikonas threw bottles of red paint at the wall of the Embassy of Israel in Athens in the early hours of December 25.

In a video posted on YouTube, Rabbi Mordechai Frizis, who lives in Israel, called Rouvikonas’ members “cowards”, “anarcho-dirty” and “filthy guys and girls.”

In his video, Frizis added that if they had entered the embassy’s premises they would have been dealt with “in the way they deserve […] with a bullet in the head.” He also claimed Israel has a file on all its members.

“The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece deplores the unacceptable and provocative statements of Rabbi Mordechai Frizis who lives in Israel and has no connection with Greek Jewry and the Israeli Communities in Greece,” KIS said in a press release

“KIS believes that these screams of fanaticism and intolerance undermine the smooth coexistence of people with different religious beliefs,” it added, noting that Frizis’ views were one of the reasons he did not remain part of Thessaloniki’s Jewish Community which he briefly served.

Earlier, the Israeli Embassy in Athens condemned Frizis’ comments and rejected his claims saying he doesn’t represent Israel’s views. 

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  1. Hecataeus Miletuss

    I have to admit after seeing the movie Munich which is based on a true story of the Palestinian terrorists who killed Israeli athletes in the 1972 Olympics, who knows what really happens? In the movie, their intelligence agency Mosaad went after each and every one of those terrorists one by one until they killed them all (or at least as many as they could). I have to admit at least from the movie’s perspective, I get the impressiion that they don’t fool around. Of course, Hollywood does exagerate, so who knows if it’s true?