Jews in South America Increasingly Uneasy

[Washington Post] Juan Forero and Joshua Partlow - In Argentina - which has the largest Jewish population in Latin America, about 250,000-strong - Jewish leaders describe a tense climate in which swastikas have been painted on Jewish schools, and graffiti demanding that Jews leave the country have been scrawled on walls. In Bolivia, President Evo Morales expelled the Israeli ambassador over the Gaza war. Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said that outside of the Middle East, anti-Semitism has been most intense in Latin America. "There is no longer even an effort to differentiate between criticism of Israel and criticism of the Jewish people."

2009-02-09 06:00:00

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