Venezuela :: Israel Leaders are Criminals
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro told the Qatar-based television network Al-Jazeera. "We're proud that the state of Israel that exists today, led by these criminals, made this decision."
Maduro said, complaining that every time a country criticizes Israel's government, it is automatically added to the list of anti-Semites.
Hundreds of demonstrators supported President Hugo Chavez's decision to expel Israeli ambassador Shlomo, spraying graffiti and hurling shoes at Israel's embassy in Venezuela. Some people also spray-painted swastikas on the walls of a Caracas synagogue.
"Where we live, the anti-Semitism is sanctioned," Levy told the world Jewish Congress in Jerusalem on Monday. "It comes from the president, through the government, and into the media."
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"Venezuela ... has definitively decided to break diplomatic ties with the state of Israel given the inhumane persecution of the Palestinian people carried out by the authorities of Israel," said a statement read over state television.
Yet they still have relations with Hamas.
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