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|ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE ANTISEMITIC STATEMENTS OF THE REPORTER DIMOS VERYKIOS AT THE ALPHA TV CHANNEL|
|Monday, 16 January 2017 10:53|
On Thursday, 12 January 2017, during the morning show of Alpha TV channel «Happy Day», presented by Stamatina Tsimtsili, the reporter Dimos Verykios, at a live connection with his broadcast from Alpha Radio, he included into his political and economic comment many conventional anti-Semitic stereotypes.
More precisely, Dimos Verykios, as part of his comment, he stated: "The world money is concentrated in three centers: they are actually dominating the planet. One center is the banks, the global banking system. Through this banking system, two main centers are ruling the game. One of these centers is the Jewish lobby, powerful, extremely powerful in America and elsewhere! In all big deals, one will meet a Jew! Or a mason!”.
These are absolutely unhistorical anti-Semitic views, which are usually expressed only by marginal and extreme right elements. The fact that these views were surprisingly broadcasted, even without any reaction, in one of the largest TV channels of our country, makes us very concerned. The claims of Mr. Verykios are simply provoking hate against Jews. We expect that he will realize his big mistake and apologize to the audience for the promotion of these unsubstantiated and false accusations, which do not inform at all the public but instead lead to misinformation and encourage anti-Semitism in Greece.
The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece will continue tirelessly to fight against anti-Semitism, racism and intolerance, a fight that, as it turns out, should be given every day.
Athens, January 13th, 2017
CENTRAL BOARD OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN GREECE
Relevant Announcements: AGAINST ANTISEMITISM, 16.1.2017