Christos Pappas, a lawmaker for the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party in Greece called Israel an “eternal enemy of Greece and Orthodoxy.”
“The state of Israel implements genocidal methods and is a regional troublemaker,” he said, according to the Kathemirini newspaper, asking how “a state like Israel could possibly have relations with Greece, which is the cradle of civilization and humanism.”
In response, Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos urged that the Justice Ministry take action for Pappas’ comments made in parliament.
The comments came about through a debate on ratifying agreements Greece has with other countries.
Golden Dawn have been accused of being Nazi sympathizers because of their denial of Nazi death camps and imagery resembling the swastika.