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Greek Prime Minister resigns, calls early election

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10:00am 8/21/2015 at 10:00am

Greece received the first chunk of its multibillion euro bailout package yesterday—to the tune of 13 billion euros—but all is not well in Athens.

Political opposition to the harsh austerity terms laid out by Eurozone creditors has caused a revolt in the far-left Syriza party and prompted Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to...

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The Invasion of Greece

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 10, 2015 at 5:30pm 8/10/2015 at 5:30pm

The migrant crisis in Europe has now reached historic proportions. Unwilling to secure EU’s borders and coastline, the European leaders have surrounded their foreign policy to human traffickers and people smugglers. Among all the EU member states, Greece has been worst hit by the influx of migrants on its shores. According to United Nation’s figures,...

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Hungary gets tough on mass immigration, builds border fence

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 12:00pm 8/6/2015 at 12:00pm

Common sense is a rare commodity in Brussels (the seat of European Union’s bureaucracy) when it comes to tackling the issue of mass immigration. The number of immigrants entering the European Union by land and sea has risen drastically in 2015. According to the UN, 153,000 migrants have crossed into Europe so...

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Calais overrun by migrants and strikers

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 6:00pm 8/1/2015 at 6:00pm

While American activists languished in the debris of their Cecil the Lion meltdown/manhunt, people in Calais have been dealing with a perfect storm of union strikes, stampeding migrants, and a resulting travel standstill.

Much has been made of the inconvenience to Brits attempting to cross the English Channel for a summer holiday,...

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Fighting The Coming EU Economic War Against Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2:45pm 7/30/2015 at 2:45pm

The Security Subcommittee of The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on July 28, 2015, on The Impact of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement

The Tower has a write up on the full scope of the hearing.

In a prior post, we featured the testimony of Daniel Birnbaum,...

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GREEK REFERENDUM RESULTS LIVE – Overwhelming Rejection

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 2:47pm 7/5/2015 at 2:47pm
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Live Video and Twitter feeds at bottom of post.

The initial results from the referendum on Greece whether to agree to an austerity plan are pointing to a huge “No” vote.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

A first official projection of Greece’s referendum outcome, based on early counting, said that at least 61% of...

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Greece misses IMF deadline, signals impending default

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11:30am 7/1/2015 at 11:30am

What was once considered unthinkable has now happened. Having missed the June 30th deadline for payment on its debt, the country of Greece has effectively defaulted. This is going to have a considerable effect on the

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Greece on the Brink

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2015 at 4:31pm 6/29/2015 at 4:31pm

There are financial crises, and then there are financial crises.

Greece is smack in the middle of the latter.

Today Greek officials instituted drastic controls over the country’s financial institutions, making it difficult (if not impossible) for citizens to access money locked down in bank accounts. Officials have limited cash withdrawals...

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Greece and Eurozone Talks Stall as Deadline Looms

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 4:00pm 6/27/2015 at 4:00pm

Greece and the Eurozone have been unable to reach an agreement ahead of a bailout deadline which quickly approaches on June 30th. If negotiations fail, Greece could leave the European Union and ultimately face economic collapse.

The situation is already causing a dash for cash in the debt strapped country.

Bloomberg reports:

Greeks Line...

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Anti-Boycott Bill called “devastating weapon” by anti-Israel activists

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 6:00pm 2/22/2015 at 6:00pm

On February 10, 2015, I wrote about legislation introduced in the House targeting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, whose goal is the destruction of Israel through economic, cultural and academic boycotts.

The legislation, called the United States-Israel Trade and Commercial Enhancement Act, focuses on the “economic” boycott of Israel, expanding...

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Germany Refuses Debt Writedown for Greece

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 8:30am 2/3/2015 at 8:30am

Greece’s new prime minister Alexis Tsipras is finding out that his country’s massive debt won’t go away just because he wants it to. Maybe that’s why Germany has a strong economy and Greece doesn’t.

Jane Wharton of Express UK reported:

Merkel refuses to write off Greece’s debt

In her first interview since Syriza won...

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Debt-Laden Greece Hands Control to the Far Left

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8:30am 1/27/2015 at 8:30am

The economy of Greece has been a disaster for years due to massive entitlement and pension programs. Decades of overspending finally caught up with the Greek government in 2010, when their financial system nearly collapsed.

Other countries in the European Union, notably Germany, loaned Greece billions on the condition that Greece would...

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European Diplomat: Of course we hold Israel to a higher standard

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 12, 2014 at 4:50pm 12/12/2014 at 4:50pm
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We know that Israel is held to a higher standard of conduct than the Palestinians and its neighbors.

A Danish diplomat, in a troubling yet refreshing admission of the obvious, admitted it at a Jerusalem Post forum, and Caroline Glick blasted him:

Europe should apply a double standard to Israel when judging its...

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Israel: Moving Towards Asia and Away from Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:30am 5/28/2014 at 8:30am

For years many the feeling was that Europe had unquestioned leverage with Israel and therefore could take sides without losing its clout. But trade and tech have taken their toll on this assumption. Israel is building alliances in Asia, and European leverage is sure to suffer.

Former Israeli foreign and defense minister,...

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Tzipi Livni’s Boycott panic is a dead-end because it presumes the alternative is peace

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5:52pm 1/18/2014 at 5:52pm

Israel’s Justice Minister (and former Foreign Minister) Tzipi Livni has been sounding the panic button on the international boycott of Israel for at least a year. It was part of her political platform for elections, but her party still managed only a small percentage of the electorate.

Livni’s latest was reported today...

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Rank hypocrisy of European Union position on “occupation”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 1:14pm 12/25/2013 at 1:14pm

Northwestern University Law Professor Eugene Kontorovich has been doing wonderful work exposing the myth of the Israeli “illegal” occupation of Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”).  You really need to watch the videos we have posted here, The Legal Case for...

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