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  • Leaving Venezuela

    March 28, 2013 | 5:40 am

    Sitting outside a Starbucks coffee shop in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., a small city north of Miami Beach, Paul Hariton recalled the dramatic night in 2002 when he and his wife decided to leave their native Venezuela.

    Leftist leader Hugo Chavez had just returned to power after a...

  • Venezuela Jews unveil new main Sephardic synagogue

    March 18, 2013 | 9:31 am

    The Jewish community of Caracas officially dedicated the Venezuelan city's new main Sephardic synagogue, Tiferet Israel Este.

    Hundreds gathered Sunday at the multimillion-dollar synagogue in the Las Palos Grandes neighborhood for the ceremony led by Isaac Cohen, the chief rabbi...

  • After lavish Chavez funeral, Maduro sworn in as interim president of Venezuela

    March 11, 2013 | 6:56 am

    Nicolas Maduro, the handpicked successor of the late Hugo Chavez, was sworn in as the interim president of Venezuela amid opposition calls that the choice was unconstitutional.

    Maduro, the former foreign minister, took the oath of office on Friday night promising to uphold the...

  • March 8, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 8, 2013 | 3:11 am

    The US

    Headline: Obama: Not bringing "grand peace plan" to Israel

    To Read: Charles Krauthammer believes that despite the hugely problematic Morsi regime, the US should still provide foreign aid to Egypt (but not without demanding anything in return):

    If we’re going to give...

  • Squatters take over Caracas synagogue building

    May 31, 2011 | 10:15 am

    A group of squatters forcefully entered a building that houses a synagogue, in a move that anti-government observers say was religiously motivated.

    The squatters were peacefully dislodged Monday morning after negotiations with the police and community leaders.

    A group of 20...

  • New mall in Caracas provides a safe haven for Jews

    March 1, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    Six teenagers sit laughing around barely touched platters of hamburgers and fries on a recent Friday afternoon, oblivious to the deli manager’s harried attempts to close out the cash register ahead of the rapidly declining sun.

    One of the teens remembers to return a blue-and-white...

  • Israeli Official Describes Venezuelan Embassy Ouster

    April 2, 2009 | 12:48 pm

    On Feb. 6, Shlomo Cohen, Israel’s ambassador in Caracas, Venezuela’s capital city, received an unwelcome and distressing phone call. The government of Venezuela was expelling all Israeli diplomats and staff — they had 72 hours to leave the country.

    In a country whose...

  • Venezuela Should Repair Its Ties to Jewish Community

    March 30, 2009 | 5:27 pm

    Venezuelan Jews historically have enjoyed positive relations with the Venezuelan government. It is precisely because of the embracing nature of Venezuelan society toward the Jewish people that the recent anti-Semitism cloaked in anti-Israel and anti-Zionist terms is so disturbing.

  • A Chilling Raid

    By Julie Drucker

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    None of the 1,500 children at a Jewish day school in Caracas will forget drop-off on the morning of Nov. 29. On that morning last week, 25 government investigators, some of them armed and hooded, intercepted busloads of kids and turned them away.

    Pandemonium broke loose as...