To the surprise of many in Europe and beyond, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is beginning to turn Greece's corrupted economy around, but the cost – harsh austerity and social division – is high.
On the bright side, Greece's elections may actually have produced a working government coalition without leaving the Eurozone. More disturbingly, the neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic Golden Dawn party have maintained their strength. Uncertainty still rules.
In the lead-up to next week’s election, Greece's Jews are caught between a rock and a hard place: the political map is dominated by the anti-Zionist far-left, and a center-right that has moved to the extremes and is courting votes from neo-Nazis.
Political upheaval and instability in the country are likely to sweep a number of prominent neo-Nazis and anti-Semites into government.
The neo-Nazi party won popular support in a way similar to how Hamas won popular support in Gaza and the Muslim Brotherhood is winning in Egypt: by filling a void that the government didn't.
Neo-Nazis are making political capital out of financial tragedy in Greece – and their ambitions should concern Jews worldwide.