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Jewish groups condemn Greek party’s racism bill

By SAM SOKOL 06/06/2013

ADL blast Greece’s Golden Dawn party after it submits draft bill to “combat racism against Greeks” by illegal immigrants.

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Jewish groups condemned Greece’s Golden Dawn party on Wednesday, after it submitted a draft bill in parliament “to combat racism against Greeks” by illegal immigrants.

Golden Dawn, which had been described as a neo-Nazi organization by the Anti- Defamation League, presented its bill after parliament failed to pass a measure that would have imposed prison terms and fines for racist attacks and outlaw the use of Nazi symbols and denying the Holocaust.

According to Enet English, a Greek news website, the new bill came in response to the failed measure, which Golden Dawn believes would have made “Greeks a minority in their own country.”

The new bill would provide protection against the those who would deny “genocides of Greeks,” Enet English reported, with harsh penalties imposed on migrants who engaged in violence against Greeks.

“Golden Dawn has invented yet another new way to promote its anti-democratic racist ideology,” ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday. “Their bill is a classic example of the perpetrator claiming to be the victim.

“Golden Dawn continues to use its role in the Greek parliament to spew hatefilled poison, undermine democratic principles and sow fear and division in Greek society.”

Foxman called upon “the other political parties in Greece to come together to defend Greek democracy by adopting effective legislation to combat racism and anti- Semitism in Greece…

(Read the full report on Jerusalem Post’s website: http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-Features/Jewish-groups-condemn-Greek-partys-racism-bill-315604)

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