mardi 24 juillet 2018

Le seul parti gauchiste européen qui aime Israël...

Avant d'entrer de devenir premier Ministre, le dirigeant de Syriza, Alexis Tsipras, a appelé à expulser l'ambassadeur d'Israël et à fermer les ports grecs aux navires transportant des armes américaines à destination d'Israël; en tant que Premier ministre, il a choisi d'intensifier les relations entre deux pays.

Via The Wall Street Journal:
Turkey’s Rise Sparks New Friendship Between Israel and Greece - Greece’s leftist Syriza party ditches its antagonism toward Israel and cooperates with Netanyahu’s government as Ankara asserts power in region
It’s hard to find a better example of how geopolitical realities trump ideology than the blossoming friendship between Israel and Greece.

As the leader of Greece’s leftist Syriza party before gaining office in 2015, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called to expel Israel’s ambassador and close Greek ports to U.S. arms shipments heading to Israel.

Syriza’s leftist allies in Europe still demonize Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing government. Many of them back the boycott, sanctions and disinvestment campaign against Israel.  
Not Mr. Tsipras—who intensified cooperation with Israel instead. The leaders of Israel, Greece and Cyprus are holding regular trilateral summits—the fourth was in May—and the Israeli air force uses Greek airspace for training. The three countries, plus Egypt, are jointly developing the eastern Mediterranean’s natural-gas reserves.

The key reason for all this: Turkey. 
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