Venezuelan Jews Fear Chavez/Iran Ties

[Jerusalem Post] Jose Orozco - While Israel's security has always been a cause for concern among Venezuelan Jews, President Hugo Chavez' alliance with Iran has them worried about their own security for the first time. Sammy Eppel, a local columnist, claimed to have found 195 anti-Semitic messages in official and pro-government media in a 65-day period ending August 31. Graffiti is appearing on the Mariperez synagogue with increasing frequency. The recent wave of anti-Semitism has Venezuelan Jews rather nervous. Some even accuse Chavez of bringing in Hizballah to indoctrinate Wayuu Indians in the west of the country.

2006-09-19 01:00:00

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