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Does anything happen anywhere in the world without Netanyahu being involved? From Ha'aretz
Many of Netanyahu and Papandreou's talks in the past few months have revolved around the severe financial crisis Greece is currently suffering. Netanyahu recently decided to come to the aid of his newfound friend in a meeting of foreign ministers and European leaders, imploring them to provide Greece with financial aid.

"Netanyahu has become Greece's lobbyist to the European Union," an Israeli diplomat said.

In recent weeks, as efforts to stop the impending pro-Palestinian flotilla to Gaza came to a head, Netanyahu reaped the benefits of his investment in Israel-Greece ties and his gamble on the European country paid off.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Jul 2nd, 2011 at 03:56:35 PM EST
Yes, and in an unprecedented move yesterday, the Greek government blocked the departure of the Ship to Gaza convoy on some technical grounds. This is a part of what losing sovereignty means.

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake
by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Sat Jul 2nd, 2011 at 04:45:57 PM EST
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Greece is relying on the diplomatic skills of Netanyahu?

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Jul 2nd, 2011 at 07:24:59 PM EST
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Yes, according to the Israeli minister.
by Upstate NY on Sat Jul 2nd, 2011 at 09:04:25 PM EST
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w3ell he has to be using them somewhere.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Jul 3rd, 2011 at 08:41:01 AM EST
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