mardi 27 janvier 2015

Syriza s'allie avec un parti antisémite et complotiste

Greek election: who are Independent Greeks?
Who are the Independent Greeks, the right-wing party that will form a coalition government in Greece with Syriza?


By Nick Squires, Athens

3:16PM GMT 26 Jan 2015

Greece election: latest reaction

Greece had a new government on Monday after Syriza, Greece's radical leftist party, formed an unlikely alliance with a right-wing party.

While Syriza scored a historic victory in Greece's election, it fell short of winning an outright majority in the 300-seat parliament, gaining 149 seats.

That compelled the party's leader, Alexis Tsipras, to do a deal with the Independent Greeks party, which said it would back the 40-year-old former Communist as the country's new prime minister.


The surprise alliance between the two parties alarmed the markets and triggered a loss of nearly four per cent on the Athens Stock Exchange.


They are strange bed fellows and their differences could herald a highly unstable new phase in Greece's turbulent politics as Mr Tsipras embarks on bruising negotiations with the EU and IMF over the country's massive debt and deeply unpopular austerity regime.

Like Syriza, the Independent Greeks are stridently opposed to the "troika" of international creditors who have lent the country €240 billion (£180 bn), saying that Greece simply cannot pay the money back.
But beyond that, they have little in common with Syriza, raising fears of even more uncertainty in a country battered by five years of recession and political conflict. 
While Syriza is a coalition of socialists, Marxists, Maoists and Communists, the Independent Greeks are a conservative, nationalist party.

They were formed in 2012 by a breakaway group of rebels from New Democracy, the conservative party of Antonis Samaras, the outgoing prime minister.

They also have close links to the Greek Orthodox Church, further putting them at odds with Mr Tsipras, who is an atheist.


Independent Greeks are led by Panos Kammenos, a former deputy shipping minister.

He says the bail-out by the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund has reduced Greece to the status of a debt colony.

"We will never go as beggars on our knees to (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel, we will go standing tall as Greeks do. The Greek people are fighting united to restore national sovereignty and dignity," he said in a campaign speech last week.

He wants to wipe out a large part of Greece's debt, which is equivalent to 175 per cent of the country's gross domestic product.


Mr Kammenos, 49, has insisted his party can act as a "safety valve" for Greece as it heads for a showdown with Brussels and Berlin.

Regarded as a conspiracy theorist by his opponents, he has said that Greece is being ruined by what he calls a "neoliberal avalanche". 
Greece had been forced to swallow deeply unpopular economic reforms and belt-tightening by "money lenders from abroad".

In an impassioned speech in 2012, shortly after forming his party, Mr Kammenos said the country had been turned into a "laboratory animal" in an austerity experiment conducted by the EU and the IMF.

"They have chosen the wrong laboratory animal for their experiment. They used the public debt as a means of control," he said.

Mr Kammenos was recently accused of being anti-Semitic. Last month he claimed that Greek Jews paid fewer taxes than other citizens and that they were given preferential treatment.

His remarks were condemned by the Board of Jewish Communities in Greece as a "serious anti-Semitic act". The claims were dismissed by a Greek government official as "conspiracy theories, lies and slander" drawn from "the dark side of the internet".
Source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/greece/11369309/Greek-election-who-are-Independent-Greeks.html

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International By EUROPEAN JEWISH PRESS \01/26/2015 10:54
Analysis: The victory of Syriza in Greece is bad news for Israel

Syriza’s ranks include an array of leftists ranging from Marxists to Greens.

The radical left-wing Syriza party which appears to be the winner of Sunday’s general elections in Greece and has has promised to stop with austerity and defy the European institutions, is also widely viewed as having a clear anti-Israel stance which has promised to “cancel” austerity and defy the European institutions.


The party’s 40-year-old leader, Alexis Tsipras, said the vote would mark “the return of dignity” to Greece. His party was expected to get between 36% and 39% of the popular vote compared to between 23% and 27% for the conservative New Democracy party of outgoing Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

Syriza’s ranks include an array of leftists ranging from Marxists to Greens.

The party has constantly identified itself with the Palestinian cause and its program includes a demand for abolition of Greece’s military cooperation with Israel and the support for the creation of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders.
Israel and Greece have enjoyed a strong relationship and cooperation since 2008 in several aspects of military, intelligence, economy and culture.

Alexis Tsipras’ party colleagues and his own inner circle have repeatedly attacked Israel and the "Zionistsת" claiming that they are not anti-Semitic, just ''anti-Zionist.'' Syriza's former head, Nikos Konstandopoulos, has consistently offered his services as a defense lawyer for convicted and alleged Arab terrorists who have been arrested in Greece.

Last year, Tsipras stated that ‘’the world should make every possible effort so that Israel ends its criminal attack and brutality against Palestinians.’’


“Seeing Israel killing children in Palestine is unacceptable. We should unite our voices and forces so as to live in peace, expressing our solidarity to the Palestinian people,” he said during a march in Athens against Israel's Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza last summer.

“When civilians and children are killed at beaches facing the same sea that borders on the European continent, we cannot remain passive, because if this happens on the other side of the Mediterranean today, it can happen on our own side tomorrow,'' he said.


In another development, first election results also showed that the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party would be winning between 6 and 8 % of the votes.

The party’s leader Nikolaos Mihaloliakos and five other outgoing lawmakers are behind bars, accused of being part of a criminal group that attacks immigrants and leftists, after a party supporter stabbed a prominent left-wing rapper in 2013.

In its manifesto, Golden Dawn, among the furthest parties to the right on Europe’s political spectrum, argues all illegal immigrants should be rounded up, detained and sent home. The party members have been seen doing Nazi-style salutes.
Source : http://www.jpost.com/International/Analysis-The-victory-of-Syriza-in-Greece-is-bad-news-for-Israel-388960

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