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Israel was accused in the United Nations on Friday by Venezuela of preparing a ‘final solution’ for Arabs from the Palestinian Authority.’

“What is Israel planning to do with the Palestinians?” asked Venezuela’s UN Ambassador Rafael Ramirez. “Do the Israelis want the Palestinians to disappear? Is Israel preparing a ‘final solution’ for the Palestinians similar to that which was perpetrated against them?”


Venezuela holds one of the ten rotating seats on the UN Security Council.

Ramirez was present at a meeting of the council where Michael Sfard, a member of the far-left Yesh Din organization, described ‘price tag’ attacks by Israelis against Arab targets and the response by law enforcement.

Sfard suggested that price tag attacks are an attempt by Jews to drive Arabs out of the country. Ramirez asked during his presentation whether the State of Israel had a similar agenda.

The comparison, drawing a link between Israel and Nazi Germany, drew immediate outrage from Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon.

“This statement by the Venezuelan ambassador is straightforward anti-Semitism against the Jewish state,” said Danon,” according to a statement by the Israeli mission to the UN. “His remarks are a direct continuation to the Palestinian representative’s statement a few days ago comparing Israel to the Nazis,” Danon said, adding the remarks were “unequivocally condemned” by the U.S., the UK and France.

Ramirez subsequently apologized to the “Jewish People if they were offended by the remarks,” according to the statement.

“The Palestinians are bringing anti-Semitism into the halls of the UN and are legitimizing racists and crass language in the parliament of nations,” Danon noted.

Last month Palestinian Authority representative to the UN Riyad Mansour drew a parallel between the Jewish resistance fighters during the Holocaust and the Arab attackers in the current wave of terror.

The attempt to compare the two was roundly condemned at the time by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations as “offensive, hateful anti-Semitism.”



  1. anyone from venezuela who speaks against israel or the jewish people have no place in UN and the UN is gonna get worse in the days ahead we are in the end time in this world and soon UN will target christians and jews both because there are christians who support jews and stands with israel venezuela who spoke against israel to condemn them have no right to say anything against them. israel has the right to defend the land and thier people and to mr.ambassador ramirez you will never be welcome in israel nor your citizens either you spoke like the nazi's did in WWII germany i do not approve of your actions, israel has the right to all things in israel PERIOD!!!!!

  2. Don't blame Ramirez. It's the Michael Sfard types and Yesh Dim who stimulates that type of attitude. The Palestinians are the 'poor, persecuted people' and the Israelis are the big, evil persecutors. It is Yesh Din who do not present the issues evenhandedly who are propagating this vile anti-semitism.

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