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Jewish community accuses newly appointed deputy chief justice of Supreme Court of ‘anti-Semitism’

The Central Committee of the Greek Jewish Community (KIS) reacted to the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Marianti Pagtelli as Deputy Chief Justice of the Greek Supreme Court, denouncing her anti-Semitic behavior.

“The Central Committee of the Greek Jewish Community said that the Greek Jews were strongly indignant at the appointment of a high-ranking official of the Greek judiciary who was unable to defend the Greek state’s proclaimed position against anti-Semitism. Expressing my feelings, in my capacity as vice president of our country’s Supreme Court,” KIS said. statement Friday.

“We are confident that Greek justice will defend democratic values ​​against advocates of intolerance and anti-Semitism,” he said.

During the first trial of controversial lawyer Konstantinos Plevris in 2007 [father of current Health Miister Thanos Plevris] For his book, “Jews, The Whole Truth,” Pagtelli, then an appeals judge, cast a minority vote to acquit the writer.

In its statement, KIS recalled that “Pagtelli produced an extensive 32-page argument to justify K. Pleuris’ anti-Semitic views.”

Pagtelli was promoted on the recommendation of the current Minister of Justice, Costas Tiaras.

Renowned journalist Mariana Pirgioti also reacted angrily to the appointment, as she could perfectly recall Pagtelis’ role in the trial that called on members of the Jewish community to deny the Talmud.

according to media coverage In addition to posting on social media, Pagtelli also ran a blog that systematically praised Hitler for exterminating millions of Jews during the Holocaust. The blog has been closed.

Note the continued opposition to Pagtelis’ promotion on Greek social media since last week.

Minister, after a year Pleblis had to formally apologize to the Jews for the Auschwitz statement In the wake of KIS’s strong reaction to his appointment.



https://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2022/09/02/jewish-community-supreme-court-vice-president-antisemitism-greece/ Jewish community accuses newly appointed deputy chief justice of Supreme Court of ‘anti-Semitism’

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