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Greek, Israeli defense ministers stress importance of ties

The defense ministers of Israel and Greece on Friday stressed the importance of maintaining strong alliances to tackle global and regional threats, citing challenges such as the war in Ukraine and ongoing tension in the eastern Mediterranean. “The world is changing,” Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said after meeting in …

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NIRIIS-22: Multinational Military exercise concludes in Greece (picts)

Multinational exercise “Niriis-22” took place from November 5 to 13 in the wider area of ​​Crete and south of the Peloponnese, with the participation of personnel and media of the armed forces of Greece, the USA and Israel. Also participating in the exercise was the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, …

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Mysterious lights in the sky have Greeks wonder about UFOs

Αn array of bright dots quickly crossed the night sky in Greece late on Saturday sparking rumors and speculations. The mysterious lights were seen in Central and northern Greece but also in parts of Israel, Turkey, Boulgaria, Lebanon. According to local media lamiareport.gr residents of Fthiotida and thus in various …

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Frizis Damas 2022: Greek-Israeli joint Air Force exercise in Tel Aviv and Nicosia FIR

The Greek-Israeli srael joint Air Force exercise “Frizis Damas 2022”  took place in the FIR of Tel Aviv and Nicosia on Tuesday, July 12. The impressive exercise included air-to-air missions and attacks on ground targets The Hellenic and Israeli Air Forces took part in a joint exercise called “Frizis Damas …

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Turkey says gas pipeline with Israel not possible in short term

A potential gas pipeline project between Turkey and Israel is not possible in the short-term and building an alternative system to cut dependence on Russia will not happen quickly, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. Turkey and Israel have in recent weeks been working to mend their long-strained …

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Greece and Israel sign Defense Cooperation Program 2022

The Greece-Israel Defense Cooperation Program 2022 was signed on Tuesday, as announced by the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS). It was signed by HNDGS’s Director of International Relations Brigadier General Nikolaos Holevas, and Head of the International Cooperation Department of the General Staff of Israel’s Armed Forces Colonel Gil …

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“Our relations with Israel have never been better,” says Greek PM

“Our relations with Israel have never been better,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in joint statements with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem on Tuesday. The prime minister referred to the strategic alliance between the three countries. Speaking about the pandemic, he stressed the …

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Foreign Ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Israel meet in Jerusalem

“There are countries in our neighborhood that, even in contrast to the interest of their societies, are trying to revive old empires and old perceptions,” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said after the Greece-Cyprus-Israel tripartite meeting held in Jerusalem on Sunday. “Literally buried in the sand of the past and they …

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Israel’s IAI leases Maritime Heron drones to Greece with purchase option

Israel’s Aerospace Industries (IAI) is leasing Maritime Heron drones to Greece for a period of three years, with an option to purchase the system upon completion of the leasing period, the IAI said in a statement released last week. The flexibility of leasing agreements is demonstrated by the recent contracts …

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Greece in mediator role between Israelis and Palestinians?

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories on Tuesday and Egypt on Thursday, a foreign ministry announcement said on Monday. According to media, Greece aims to assume a mediator role between Israelis and Palestinians. Dendias will hold meetings with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem …

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Greek Foreign Ministry: Escalation of violence in Jerusalem and Gaza must stop

The escalation of violence in Jerusalem and Gaza must stop, the Greek foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. It stressed that Greece was deeply concerned about the recent rocket attacks on civilians in Israel, which were reprehensible, and called for an immediate end to them. “At the same …

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Two Greek hospitals begin clinical trials of Israeli Covid-19 treatment EXO-CD24

Greece has begun clinical trials of an Israeli coronavirus treatment in two hospitals. The treatment with EXO-CD24 will be administered to a total of 90 patients suffering from mild or moderate Covid-19 infection at the Sotiria and Attikon hospitals in Athens. Speaking on Mega TV on Wednesday, Mina Gaga, director …

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Greece opens for vaccinated Israeli tourists on March 23

Greece will permit entry of 10,000 vaccinated Israelis per week, starting Tuesday, March 23, 2021, following an agreement between the two countries to accept citizens with a certificate of vaccination, Israeli Foreign Minister said in a statement. According to the Israeli press, Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis informed the Israeli …

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