Tην είδηση της εκλογής του Μωυσή Ελισάφ φιλοξενούν και οι Timesofisrael.com

Ioannina, home to unique Jewish community, elects Greece’s first Jewish mayor Moses Elisaf elected with 51% of vote in city that was once heartland of country’s Romaniote Jewish tradition
Moses Elisaf, the first Jewish person elected mayor in Greece. (Screencapture/YouTube)

Moses Elisaf, the first Jewish person elected mayor in Greece. 

Moses Elisaf, the head of the tiny Jewish community in the northern Greek city of Ioannina, was elected mayor in local elections on Sunday, reportedly becoming the country’s first-ever Jewish mayor.

Elisaf received 50.33 percent of the vote, narrowly beating incumbent mayor Thomas Bega, who got 49.67%, the Ekathimerini newspaper reported. According to the paper, this is first time that modern Greece has seen a Jew elected mayor.

Elisaf, a professor of pathology at the local university, has been the head of the local Jewish community for 17 years, and formerly also served as the head of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece.

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Tον γύρο του κόσμου κάνει η είδηση της εκλογής του Μωυσή Ελισάφ. Την είδηση που δημοσίευσε το Associated Press φιλοξενούν η Washington Post, το FoxNews και η National Herald

Doctor thought to be 1st Jewish person voted mayor in Greece

Greece (AP) — A 65-year-old doctor is believed to be the first Jewish person elected mayor in Greece.

Independent candidate Moses Elisaf won 50.3 percent of the vote in the municipal election in the city of Ioannina. Elisaf received 17,789 votes, 235 more than his runoff opponent.

He told The Associated Press on Monday his election as one of Greece’s 332 mayors shows “stereotypes and prejudices” are being overcome.

Greece has about 6,000 Jews in its population of 10.8 million. The country has seen a spate of anti-Semitic vandalism in recent years, coinciding with the rise of a Nazi-inspired party.

 Most of the Jewish residents of Ioannina were killed by Nazi forces in World War II; the city has about 50 now.

The head of Greece’s Jewish community, David Saltiel, hailed Elisaf’s victory as a rejection of anti-Semitism.

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Συνέντευξη του Μωυσή Ελισάφ από την Πλατεία Μαβίλη στην εκπομπή "Επικοινωνία" της ΕΡΤ3



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Δημοσίευμα της εφημερίδας The New York Times για την εκλογή του Μωυσή Ελισάφ

Doctor Thought to Be 1st Jewish Person Voted Mayor in Greece

By The Associated Press

June 3, 2019

Greece — A 65-year-old doctor is believed to be the first Jewish person elected mayor in Greece.

Independent candidate Moses Elisaf won 50.3 percent of the vote in the municipal election in the city of Ioannina. Elisaf received 17,789 votes, 235 more than his runoff opponent.

He told The Associated Press on Monday his election as one of Greece's 332 mayors shows "stereotypes and prejudices" are being overcome.

Greece has about 6,000 Jews in its population of 10.8 million. The country has seen a spate of anti-Semitic vandalism in recent years, coinciding with the rise of a Nazi-inspired party.

Most of the Jewish residents of Ioannina were killed by Nazi forces in World War II; the city has about 50 now.

The head of Greece's Jewish community, David Saltiel, hailed Elisaf's victory as a rejection of anti-Semitism.

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