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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Why Latin America is turning against Israel

In case any of you haven't figured out why all of Latin America is turning against us, Caroline Glick puts the continent in order.
Whereas in Turkey, the media failed only to report on the significance of the singular trend of Islamization of Turkish society, the media have consistently ignored the importance for Israel of three trends that made Latin America's embrace of the Palestinians against Israel eminently predictable.

Those trends are the rise of Hugo Chavez, the regional influence of the Venezuela-Iran alliance, and the cravenness of US foreign policy towards Latin America and the Middle East. When viewed as a whole they explain why Latin American states are lining up to support the Palestinians. More importantly, they tell us something about how Israel should be acting.
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At 5:55 AM, Blogger MUSHI said...

sorry carl, i will have to desagree here...
being latin-american, and Argentinean specially, i can afirm you, that Argentina as most of latin american countries were always well, not anti israeli but close to that.

you just have to look for history books, and will find that Argentina, as Chile and Brazil gladly gave assylum to nazi criminals after WWII, watch how they voted in the U.N, watch how they acted in the international arena and you will see, that this is not an actual problem.

now, the thing is that with "Crazy" chavez and his contacts with Iran and hizballah, it's getting worse every day...

At 12:21 PM, Blogger mariagmartinc said...

Well, being venezuelan I think governments aren't people. Most venezuelans are quite foreign to the conflict, neither pro- nor anti-Israel, and any extreme position would feel wrong to them. When Chavez has openly called Israel a criminal state and called her government murderers, venezuelans haven't exactly stood up to applaud. Also, they're particularly unhappy about the alliance with Iran and Cuba and Russia and North Korea.

Things might be different in Argentina, or Uruguay, or Brazil, but I'd expect the people from countries who mostly vote right (and some that don't) to at least not support anti-Israel measures. From my experience, governments are anything but representative.


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