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Moses Elisaf, first Jewish mayor in Greece, passes away at 68

The Mayor of Ioannina, Moses Elisaf, passed away at the age of 68 on Friday. The first Jewish mayor in Greece lost the battle against cancer. Moses Elisaf has been battling cancer for the last few months and his health has seriously deteriorated recently. The Municipality of Ioannina had announced …

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Greece’s President and Prime Minister honor Holocaust Remembrance Day

Greece’s President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis marked the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on the Holocaust Remembrance Day. “The Holocaust is the most extreme manifestation of evil in human history and the most painful legacy of the twentieth century,” Sakellaropoulou said after …

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Mayors engaging in diplomacy is a great boon for many Greek cities

Mayors engaging in diplomacy and foreign missions is proving to be great boon for many municipalities in Greece. Cities in border regions in Greece have been engaging in diplomacy and foreign missions for years. While local authorities are of course not entitled to the right of conducting any foreign policy, …

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Moses Elisaf: The city of Ioannina elects the first Jewish mayor in Greece

Moses Elisaf is the first Greek Jew ever elected as mayor in Greece. He was elected in the city of Ioannina, north-west Greece, once the heartland of Romaniote Jewish tradition. The  65 -year-old professor of medicine at the University of Ioannina Medical School ran as an independent candidate. He won …

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