Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jewish groups blasted Greek officials for opposing placement of a Star of David

An engraving featuring the Jewish Star of David, illustrative (Abir Sultan/Flash 90)
GREECE---Faced with blistering criticism over objecting to the presence of the Star of David on a monument dedicated to Holocaust victims, the mayor of Kavala in northern Greece told protesters Sunday that the dedication ceremony, originally set for this Sunday, will take place “very soon.” Mayor Dimitra Tsanaka confirmed that councilors from her list had objected to the size and placement of the Star of David on a commemorative stone, although she denied she shared the opinion or wanted the star removed, as the Central Board of Jewish Communities has alleged. [link]