TEHRAN(Basirat): The power shift in La Paz (Bolivia’s seat of government) and the new regime’s renewed interest in relations with the illegal Zionist entity comes as a number of Central and South American countries, notably Brazil, have adopted increasingly pro-Zionist positions in line with the policies of the quixotic US President Donald Trump.
A few months back on June 22, before the coup in Bolivia, President Evo Morales had sealed a treaty of solidarity with the Palestinian people by signing the development cooperation agreement between the two sides.
As is evident, free trade and cooperation between economies of the two signatories is not an easy task, if not impossible, considering that Palestine is under total Zionist occupation and control.
Nonetheless, the agreement was a political support for declaring grassroots solidarity between the Bolivian and Palestinian people that took many years to materialize.
The Palestinians considered Bolivia – although geopolitically far from West Asia – a true friend and a trusted ally. The two sides were looking forward to rapidly improving relations.
Then followed the coup in La Paz, hatched jointly by the US and the Zionist regime. Morales, an ethnic Amerindian and true friend of the Bolivian people, in order to avoid bloodshed and father destruction of the progress he had brought to the country, decided to resign and leave the country.
This development was immediately hailed by the Zionist regime, which wasted no time in establishing open ties with the coup leaders.
It is worth recalling that even before Bolivia officially recognized Palestine on January 14, 2009, it had cut ties with Israel. Later that same day, Venezuela followed suit. The Bolivian decision was made in response to the destructive Zionist imposed 22-day war on Gaza.
At that time, Morales had called for stripping Israeli President Shimon Peres, of the Nobel Peace Prize, because of his support for Zionist war crimes in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Now comes the reverse. Last Thursday, while addressing the international media, the so-called Bolivian Foreign Minister Karen Longaric said the country plans "to restore relations with Israel”.
Later the same day, Zionist Foreign Minister Israel Katz reciprocated by welcoming the measure. He admitted that Israel had long been active behind the scenes in Latin America, and with the help of the pro-US government of Brazil, was planning a comeback.
He brazenly added that the departure of Morales, who was no friend of Israel, and his replacement by a government friendly to us, the fruition of bilateral ties is in the process”.
Although Morales is not a Muslim, his humanitarian ideals are in line with Islamic values, and that is the main reason of the enmity of the US and Israel against him.
The 60-year old Morales, the first indigenous Amerindian to become head of state, has been popular amongst the masses for the past 14 years, since he was first elected as president in 2005.
His nationalist policies for the betterment of the life-standards of the Bolivian people, were viewed with alarm by the US and the multinationals exploiting the economy of the landlocked South American country.
Morales, who strove to protect the rights and culture of the Andean people was the victim of a military coup, engineered by certain segments of the army on the payroll of Washington and the Zionist entity.
Morales, however, seems determined to fight back, and vowed to never abandon his people, advising them to avoid violence with the so-called opposition.
The coup d’état in Bolivia is thus a warning to the patriotic forces in Iraq, to knit ranks against the paid servants of the US who have resorted to violence and vandalism in the streets in a bid to destabilize the countries.