Opposition leader claims that Jews don't pay taxes

Opposition leader claims that Jews don't pay taxes

During an interview with Greek Ant-1 TV, Independent Greeks president Panos Kammenos claimed that Jews in Greece don't pay taxes, enraging the Jewish community.

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Panos Kammenos, leader of the right-wing Independent Greeks Party, made the comment Monday during an interview on the Antenna television channel.

He was slammed by Jewish communal leaders, who called on Kammenos to officially apologize for his "serious anti-Semitic act".

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece said it categorically refutes the accusation, noting that Jewish institutions in the country had the same tax regulations as Christian ones.

"It is a disgrace that a leader of a party in Parliament does not know that Greek Jews are equal citizens and subject to the all the rights and obligations of every citizen," the statement read.

Kammenos's comments come just days after a drive-by shooting at the Israeli embassy in Athens, an act condemned as terrorism by the Greek government and alleged to have been the work of left-wing extremists.

Source: Israel News, Photo: Kostas Katomeris (Eurokinissi)

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