“The Communist Party of India”:http://www.newindpress.com/Newsitems.asp?ID=IEH20030901115015&Title=Top+Stories&rLink=0 has taken the occasion of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s visit to India to prove that they are just a bunch of clowns.
bq. The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said Sharon’s government was synonymous with the repression of the Palestinian people and “brazen” attempts to legitimise the occupation of Palestinian and Arab territories.
bq. “Such a visitor is not welcome to India,” CPI-M politburo member Prakash Karat told IANS. “We have asked all democratic sections and secular minded parties such as Samajwadi Party to join us in protesting against Sharon’s visit.”
Now only if Prakash Karat had access to Google, or even simpler, talked to Jyoti Basu he would not have said this. “Read this article”:http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/2000/06/30/stories/0230000b.htm in The Hindu from the year 2000.
bq. CALCUTTA, JUNE 29. The West Bengal Chief Minister, Mr. Jyoti Basu today left here for Tel-Aviv on a week-long trip to Israel- the first-ever visit to the Jewish State by a senior Indian Communist leader.
bq. Officials said Basu’s visit to Israel at the head of a 25-member business delegation from West Bengal was aimed at seeking investment opportunities in the State and collaboration in agriculture development.
Communist Manifesto: We hate you, but we need your money.