German, Greek and Italian MERA25 political parties launch European Election campaign on Nakba Day

The event took place on May 15, in Athens, with the title ‘European Nakba: How the EU is covering up the genocide’

The German, Greek and Italian political parties of MERA25 launched their European Election campaign on Nakba Day, May 15, in Athens, at the event ‘European Nakba: How the EU is covering up the genocide’.

The event featured key speeches from Irish MEP Clare Daly, MeRA25 Greece leader Yanis Varoufakis, MeRA25 Greece candidate Faizal Zacharia El Masr, Jewish peace activist Iris Hefets and candidates of the MERA25 political parties in Germany (Karin De Rigo) and Italy (Elettra Stamboulis and Federico Dolce) were also present for the event.

DiEM25 was in attendance in Athens for the official launch of the European Elections campaign of MERA25 Germany, MERA25 Italy, and MeRA25 Greece. Ahead of the event, speakers gathered at Eleftheria Square at 19:00 local time, for a demonstration against the ongoing genocide of Palestinians by the Israeli regime.

 

Since October 7, DiEM25 and its MERA25 political parties have been staunch advocates for Palestinian rights. Two petitions launched attracted over 175,000 supporters globally and members have actively participated in protests and events calling for an end to the genocide in Gaza. Notably, Varoufakis was recently also barred by German authorities from participating in a livestream at the Palestine Congress, as well as banned from entering the country.

MERA25 parties from Germany, Italy and Greece are running in the European elections with a firm commitment to peace and an end to Europe’s involvement in Israel’s war crimes. They share the conviction that Gaza’s suffering echoes our own – its struggle is our struggle, its hope is our hope.

May 15 served as a rallying cry for those who dream of an independent, peaceful, just, and sustainable Europe, where every citizen can lead a dignified life.

 

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