Greece has a chance to settle its moral debt by reversing its decision, and if it does, who knows, that might just be the invitation some were waiting for to help it in settling its economic balance.
Israel’s willingness to kill indiscriminately is not new; what is astonishing, is the morally bankrupt alliance between Greece and Israel.
Greece stands to gain nothing from joining the “lets bend over backwards for Israel and be complicit in occupation and killing” club.
Israel does not invest economically abroad, it does not give out loans to countries, and it’s not like it’s top of the “most popular country” charts at the moment either.
Even domestically, the vast majority of Greeks are sympathetic with the Palestinian struggle for liberation.
In 2010, when there were also national workers’ strikes, Greek labourers suspended picket lines to load aid onto the first Freedom Flotilla in a gesture of solidarity with their Palestinian comrades – many of whom are on involuntary strike because of Israel’s siege and the massive unemployment it has caused.
Possibly the only thing Greece has to gain from this decision is to spite neighbouring Turkey.
But even if that is the motive, it’s a very short sighted and politically immature one at best.
Turkey is a greater regional and international power than Greece will ever be.
Israel will never abandon its attempts at trying to warm relations with Ankara, because of economic and geopolitical reasons as well as Turkey’s massive strategic importance.
Greece’s attempts to score points with Israel is like the rebound girl after a man gets divorced by the much more beautiful and successful wife who’s realised she could have always done better than him and never wants to see him again.
The rebound girl doesn’t realise she’s being used, and when she does it’s too late.
“Greece sold its body to the banks and its soul to Israel and the United States,”
Gaza’s 1.6 million inhabitants have been living under an economic blockade by the terrorist state of Israel.
Israel has also been embarrassed by the release of an anti-flotilla video which was later exposed as an elaborate hoax, seemingly produced by somebody with government links. The Guardian