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Did Owen Arthur’s Friend Hugo Chavez Precipitate This Tragedy?

Chicago Sun Times, Feb 7, 2009: Venezuela’s Jews in fear after Chavez’s anti-Israel attacks (AP)


CARACAS, Venezuela — As President Hugo Chavez intensifies his anti-Israel campaign, some Venezuelans have taken action, threatening Jews in the street and vandalizing the largest synagogue in Caracas — where they stole a database of names and addresses.

Now many in Venezuela’s Jewish community fear the worst is yet to come.


Did Hugo Chavez make Anti-Semitic Remarks?

The Weekly Standard ran this article: Blast From the Past by Aaron Mannes 01/12/2006.


Hugo Chávez veers into anti-Semitism while explaining how to create a workers’ paradise. 

ON CHRISTMAS EVE, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez’s Christian-socialist cant drifted into anti-Semitism. “The world is for all of us,” he said, “then, but it so happens that a minority, the descendents of the same ones that crucified Christ, the descendents of the same ones that kicked Bolivar out of here and also crucified him in their own way over there in Santa Marta, in Colombia. A minority has taken possession all of the wealth of the world . . . “


Grab for Power

Here is another quote from the above article:


The report states that in 2004, “Chávez devoted considerable attention during the year to advancing his influence over the judicial system, media, and other institutions of civil society.”

Does the above quote remind you of Barbados?