Meeting with the president of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee Michael Tuchin and the executives of the organization, the president of the Board of Directors Betsy Berns Korn, the elected next president Dr. Bernie Kaminetsky, the Vice President of the Board Eliot Brandt and the Director of International Affairs Stephen Schneider, who are visiting Greece, were hosted by the Minister of National Defense Nikos Dendias on 19.2.2024. General Dimitrios Houpis, the head of the GEETHA, also participated in the meeting.
The president of SYRIZA-PS, Stefanos Kasselakis, met today with the ambassador of Israel, Noam Katz, with whom they discussed the war in Gaza, as well as Greek-Israeli relations.
According to a statement from SYRIZA, "in this context, he underlined the need for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza with the release of the Israeli hostages, in order to end the humanitarian crisis that is constantly worsening". He reiterated "the clear condemnation of Hamas for the terrorist attacks against civilians on October 7, stressing that confronting it with operations that lead to thousands of dead civilians and intensify the humanitarian crisis, strengthens extremism and destabilization in the wider region. At the same time, it weakens the Palestinian Authority, which is the only Palestinian force that can ensure a future of peace and security in the region."
The president of SYRIZA-PS emphasized that "following the ceasefire, every effort must be made to restart the talks, for a solution of two states that coexist peacefully, based on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state".
Foreign policy department head Rena Dourou, defense department head Evangelos Apostolakis and diplomatic advisor Vangelis Kalpadakis participated in the meeting.
SOURCE: RES-EAP 31.01.2024
On October 6, 1973, the day of Yom Kippur, the largest Jewish holiday, Israel was attacked simultaneously by Egyptian and Syrian forces. Their goal was to regain the lands they had lost in the "Six Day War", in 1967. Amos Gitai and a childhood friend joined a rescue group. In their helicopter they transported wounded soldiers from the front. On October 11, Gitai's 23rd birthday, their helicopter was hit by enemy fire. "We fell. I saw the pilot next to me beheaded. I was in the hospital. I could have gone mad. What saved me? That in the days before, with a Super 8 camera that my mother had given me, I was recording what I saw. This gave me the feeling of a distance from the events. It was as if I wasn't experiencing it myself, but was just an observer," the famous Israeli director tells me. We enjoy the sunshine on the terrace of Navarino Hills, Messinia, just before the main event of this year's "Democracy and Wellbeing Weekend" in Costa Navarino, as part of the Athens Democracy Forum. He talks to me about his exhibition at the Pompidou and now at the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art with the same theme: the wounds that wars open. Born in Haifa in 1950, to an Israeli mother and a Polish father, he studied Architecture and now lives in France. He has collaborated with Natalie Portman, Juliette Binoche, Jeanne Moreau, among others, and through the camera, he comments with sarcasm on the religious and historical traditions of his people and the reality of modern Israel.
"Doron Lebovitch, Counselor of the Embassy of Israel, spoke at the 6th International Agribusiness Forum on Israel and Climate Change and Supply Chains.
Mr. Lebovitz explained how Israel solved the water shortage problem and how important it is for countries in the wider region to work together.
Professor Dan Bloomberg, President of the Israel Space Agency and Vice President of Regional and Industrial Development at Ben Gurion University explained how Israel has made great strides in precision agriculture through the use of satellites in space.
"Greece is a gateway to Europe and Israel is a powerful force in the Middle East," emphasized Israel's ambassador to Greece, Noam Katz, speaking on a panel at the 1st American Mediterranean Investment Forum (American Mediterranean Investment Forum), organized by the Joseph Sassoon Group, and took place on 27.9.2023, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
He described Greece and Cyprus as Israel's valuable partners in the region, while underlining that Greece-Israel relations are "strategic and strong".