Friday, August 25, 2006

Chavez Continues The Anti-Semitism

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is pushing hard to gain a seat on the Security Council, has accused Israel of "doing the same thing as Hitler" in Lebanon. Actually, according to Yahoo News (via Blue Crab Boulevard) he actually thinks that Israel's actions in Lebanon are "perhaps even worse."

Previously, Chavez accused the "descendants of those who crucified Christ" of stealing the world's riches. So this is hardly new behavior.

Meanwhile, Venezuela's Jewish community is fearing a domestic backlash, as anti-semitism apparently is on the rise there.

Here is a great post from a Venezuelan blogger who argues that Chavez--on this issue at least--is out of step with his own people.

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