Detained by US agents, the three-man Venezuelan crew was arrested holding gold ingots packed in expensive suitcases, with a value of over 50 million dollars.
Arutz Sheva Staff
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has been monitoring the flow of Venezuelan gold to the Middle East following a claim that some ingots bore Nazi German markings, possibly “Zahngold” (gold teeth pulled from the mouths of Jewish cadavers between the gas chambers and the crematoria).
The Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, described “a pursuit that led to a mix of ‘Congo conflict gold’ with Venezuelan shipments arriving on Russian aircraft to Entebbe, Uganda”… “There it was melted into new ingots by a Belgian company. Continue Reading »
Joining Turkey, another of Israel’s foes, Venezuela condemns Israeli ‘genocide’ & ‘extermination’ in Gaza, in latest round of int’l condemnations.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel on Saturday of having “surpassed Hitler in barbarism” through its attacks on Gaza, but warned Turks against taking out their anger on the country’s Jewish community.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan – screenshot
Erdogan continued to ratchet up his rhetoric against the Jewish State over its offensive, threatening to further harm to already badly frayed relations between the two countries, once regional allies.
Meanwhile, Venezuela’s socialist government condemned Israeli strikes in Gaza on Saturday as a policy of genocide that could not be justified as like-for-like warfare. Continue Reading »
The Venezuelan Jewish community has shrunk by more than half. Now at about 7,000, down from 25,000 in the 1990s, many of those who left were community leaders.
By Uriel Heilma
(JTA) — They left after Venezuelan secret police raided a Jewish club in 2007, and after the local synagogue was ransacked by unidentified thugs two years later.
A man uses a slingshot against national guard troops following one of the largest anti-government demonstrations yet on March 2, 2014 in Caracas, Venezuela. – Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
They left after President Hugo Chavez expelled Israel’s ambassador to Caracas, and when he called on Venezuela’s Jews to condemn Israel for its actions in Gaza in 2009. Continue Reading »