Israel denies fiscal pressure on Greece to block flotilla boats
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman visiting Greece in January of this year on an official visit.
June 26th, 2011
10:45 AM ET

Israel denies fiscal pressure on Greece to block flotilla boats

The Israeli foreign ministry on Sunday rejected as "ludicrous" suggestions that Israel and the United States were using economic pressure to force fiscally strapped Greece into preventing boats from participating in an international flotilla to the Gaza Strip.

"Do these people have any proof whatsoever to such claims?" asked Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor. "Their entire activity is aimed at demonizing the state of Israel. What are they saying, that we have used all the Jewish bankers in the world to cancel Greece's bonds? What kind of fantasy world are they living in?"

Organizers of one boat planning to join the flotilla, the U.S.-registered Audacity of Hope, released a statement Sunday asking the Greek government to explain why the leased vessel was being prevented from leaving a Greek port.

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  1. SAS

    The Israelis usually deny carrying out covert actions by the Mossad. The Mossad itself is a bunch of shadowy psychopaths and they are capable of just about any vile crime.

    July 1, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • andre

      the bloody Zionist will buy or destroy anything against their will. talk about victims becoming the same as their assailants,
      psychology 101. ( should be obvious to the Germans ).

      July 5, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. douthinkso

    Doesn't anybody ever get tired of hearing Isreal playing the victim card,it seems to have been going on for a couple of thousand yrs now, For a race that claims to be gods chosen ones he sure dumps on them alot. All their history is about is god telling them to go out and slaughter non jews and take their lands or god is letting some other race come in and slaughter them and take their lands. Its like the jews wrote the books that became the bible to suit their needs and maybe left out the parts that didn't favour them. Im not against any race having their place in the world, but why at the cost of some else home. Everyone has heard the claim god gave the jews most of the middle east, funny how he never told anyone else.
    And during ww2 when the jews knew their fates at the hands of the germans, why didn't they fight back ,why did they just walk to their deaths with a wimper. Its even said american jews even had a part in finacing the nazi war machine. God must sure enjoy their suffuring .
    I myself have a lot mistrust for a god that claims a inbreed race of lossers as his chosen ones . And how did the rest of us non jews get here, did he make a mistake with the rest of us or maybe his brother made us. Most likley someone twisted the facts to make themselfs look good and we know how that is.

    July 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lior

      Very ignorant response with false facts and racist judgement.

      July 3, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
    • R

      You rock.... every one should learn these FACTS ...

      July 4, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Basil

    Greece-Israel cooperation: ‘The sky’s the limit’
    by George Gilson 21 Feb 2011
    JUST AS Greece’s lenders from the European Union and International Monetary Fund were calling for 50 billion euros in sweeping privatisations last week, top American Jewish leaders in a five-day visit to Greece were briefed in detail on potential business opportunities.

    “We came away knowing that there are opportunities for investment that our Greek friends wanted to make us aware of,” Alan Solow, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organisations, told the Athens News at the end of the trip.

    July 2, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
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