The official visit to Israel of the Minister of Defense of Greece of ultra-rightwing, Panos Kammenos, on Sunday 19 July shows the dangerous stance of the Greek Government of the SYRIZA-ANEL parties.
Further, the visit of the Minister of Defense takes place a few days after the official visit to Israel by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, N. Kotzias on 4 July during which he met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister of Israel, Netanyahu.
With his latest visit, the Minister of Defense of Greece committed to the intensification of the military cooperation and the joint training and exercises of the Greek Army side by side with the Army of Israel, an army which has his hands painted red by the blood of thousands of Palestinians. Also he committed to the intensification of the cooperation between the two states in the framework of the inter-imperialist competition and the geostrategic plots in the South-Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
The World Federation of Trade Unions, with its stable and consistent expression of internationalist solidarity in favor of the Palestinian people and against the barbaric Israeli occupation which continues with the support of the Governments of USA, demands from the Government of Greece to end its intense military cooperation with Israel.
The WFTU considers the intensification of the cooperation between Greece and Israel not only dangerous for the Palestinian people who are under daily suffering from the Israeli Occupation but also dangerous for the general peace around the Mediterranean Sea. Mediterranean Sea is threatened by the geostrategic competition and the plots of the imperialist forces for higher share from the exploitation of the wealth-producing resources.
The military relation of Greece with Israel not only undermines the Palestinian People but also the people of Lebanon, of Syria, of the whole North Africa and promotes the plots of the imperialists for the so called New Middle East.
The WFTU demands from the Greek Government to vote in the Greek Parliament the recognition of the Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital in the boarders of 1967, to officially denounce the Israeli Occupation and to end its military cooperation and the joint training with Israel.
Also, the WFTU demands the cancellation of the plans of offering of a Greek Island to NATO, which it wants to use as large military base.
Further serious questions and concern are raised by the announcements of the Government of SYRIZA-ANEL that they will start on September a Campaign of “Religious Diplomacy” in the Middle East and North Africa. It is most likely that this role has been assigned to them by the USA.
We call them to stop all these dangerous games.