Victory of Syriza Party in Greece Is Bad News for Israel
(dailyalert.org, Jan. 27, 2015)
The radical left-wing Syriza party, the winner of Sunday’s general elections in Greece, is widely viewed as having a clear anti-Israel stance. The party has constantly identified with the Palestinian cause and its program includes a demand for abolition of Greece’s military cooperation with Israel. Israel and Greece have enjoyed strong military and intelligence cooperation since 2008.
Party leader Alexis Tsipras’ inner circle have repeatedly attacked Israel and the “Zionists,” while Syriza’s former head, Nikos Konstandopoulos, has consistently offered his services as a defense lawyer for Arab terrorists arrested in Greece. During a march in Athens against Israel’s operation against Hamas in Gaza last summer, Tsipras stated that “the world should make every possible effort so that Israel ends its criminal attack and brutality against Palestinians.” (European Jewish Press)