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Venezuelan Anti-Semitism at New Heights in Race between Chavez and Capriles

By: JTA

Anti-Semitism in Venezuela has spiked during the electoral race for president between a Catholic man of Jewish descent and President Hugo Chavez, according to a new report.

State media and supporters of Chavez, who has ruled the country for the past 14 years, regularly “vilify” his opponent, Henrique Capriles Radonski, derisively referring to his Jewish roots, a study by Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism found.

“This is done in a variety of methods, such as defamation, intimidation and conspiracy theories, many of which portray Capriles as a Zionist agent, and by mixing classic and neo-anti-Semitism,” said the report, authored by Lidia Lerner, an expert on Latin America. “A Capriles victory, it is claimed, will inevitably lead to Zionist infiltration.”

The election is scheduled for October 7.

Op-Eds warning of a “Zionist takeover” if Capriles wins repeatedly have appeared in government-controlled media since Radonski’s candidacy was announced in February, the report said. He also has been the subject of anti-Semitic cartoons.

Radonski was elected to run against Chavez as the representative of the Democratic Unity coalition, a collection of 30 parties that compose the bulk of Venezuela’s opposition. Capriles’ father was a Catholic of Sephardic Jewish descent. His mother’s family was comprised of Eastern European Holocaust survivors. He does not hide his Jewish roots but considers himself a devout Catholic.

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6 Responses to “Venezuelan Anti-Semitism at New Heights in Race between Chavez and Capriles”

  1. Arie Rosenrauch says:

    There are very few Jews left in Venezuela, in comparison to the early years of Chavez. And it has become obvious chairman barack is watching how chavez achieved that, looking to re-create that success in the US.

  2. Anonymous says:

    u r very ignorant.

  3. Charlie Hall says:

    If you actually knew anything about Chavez' history, you would know that Obama's 3 1/2 years in office have looked nothing like the first 3 1/2 years of Chavez.

  4. Arie Rosenrauch says:

    @jain: I see your comments are quite informative. I always find it interesting how the Jew haters come to a Jewish site to spew their venom, knowing that unlike the state controlled media in their own islamist states, we Jews thrive on our freedoms

  5. Arie Rosenrauch says:

    Charlie Hall Really? Let's review: a quick takeover ofthe media (Pravda ta NBC and ABC for example); the most opaque gov't in US history; threatening pollsters that come out with FACTUAL numbers; providing thousands of assault rifles to narco-terrorists that support his reign; slowly creating an alliance with islamist terrorists – chavez with iran, obama with BOTH iran and the MB; bith engaged ina war on women; both using Jews as an excuse for their failures; both openly promoting the demise of the State of Israel; both push to disarm the opposition; both have winning margins in elections that, when examined, fully show levels of corruption and fraud never seen before in either country; both leading their countries to financial desperation and levels of unemployment higher then ever seen; both believe we are owned by the government; both oppose freedom of speech and assembly; and BOTH having pushed thru laws that allow them to execute citizens without need of trial or any overview. Did I miss any chuckie? I'm sure I did given there are so many similarities!

  6. June Savage says:

    what's on Chavez list this week? What can we export there? if the Venezuelan Jews that make money off the black market dollar thru import /export pay off federales who are under Chavez pay off banks and govt officials and port authority and exporters to gain US dollars for profit…..Are they supporting the very same people who work with Chavez who is buddy up with Iran and Iraq…..WHo want to Kill the Jews in Israel? Maybe…….seems ironic to enjoy that money made……..

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