The State of Israel will continue to nurture its friendship with the Greek people and their government, and will endeavour to widen the ties between the two countries.

 Israel wishes success to new Greek government

 

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

Israel wishes the new government of Greece much success in facing the complex economic challenges which lay ahead for the country. We share the hope that the government of Antonis Samaras will lead Greece towards a better future. The State of Israel will continue to nurture its friendship with the Greek people and their government, and will endeavour to widen the ties between the two countries.

Israel shares the concern of the democratic forces in Greece regarding the 18 members of the Golden Dawn party in the Greek parliament and the possible influence of this group on the development of racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic ideas in the country. We trust in the ability of Greece to tackle this challenge too, and to preserve its ancient democratic values.