Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez called on his Bolivia and Nicaragua allies to assault Israel at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva during the debate on the Gaza flotilla.
The move was directed by Venezuelan ally, Iran’s Ahmadinejad, thus importing the Mid East conflict into Latin America.
Both presidents have exploited the well-known tactic of Jewish conspiracy to cover up their domestic rights violations.
Hugo Chávez now accuses Israel of “financing the Venezuelan opposition, the counter-revolution”, and that “there are Mossad commandos who want to murder me.” He added provocatively that “I doubt that a Venezuelan Jew would support such an atrocity”.
“This transposition of the Arab-Israeli conflict exposes Latin America to an Iranian influence that endangers hard won democracy and, especially, Jewish communities across the continent. The OAS must hold Chávez to account for the consequences”, said Dr. Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Center
“In January, 2009, following Chavez’ expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador, a pro-government group published a plan of action against the Jewish community. This was followed by the desecration of the Mariperez Synagogue”, added Sergio Widder, Director for Latin America of the Center.
Original article: http://www.wiesenthal.com/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=lsKWLbPJLnF&b=4441467&ct=8424051
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