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  • With Venezuela in a tailspin, growing number of Jews opting for ‘Plan B’

    March 4, 2014 | 3:07 pm

    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.

    They left after President Hugo Chavez expelled Israel’s ambassador to Caracas, and when he called on Venezuela’s Jews to...

  • Son of Shoah survivors to challenge Chavez

    February 13, 2012 | 11:15 am

    Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, will challenge President Hugo Chavez in upcoming elections.

    Capriles, 39, governor of the Miranda state, won a primary Sunday with 61 percent of the vote to become the unity candidate...

  • Venezuelan Jews protest broadcast of ‘Protocols’

    May 25, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Venezuela’s largest Jewish advocacy group has protested to the government a state-run radio broadcast that positively referenced the anti-Semitic “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

    In a formal complaint filed this week with the Public Ministry, the Venezuelan Confederation of...

  • Venezuela’s Jews prosper but keep wary eye on future with Hugo Chavez

    By Hal Weitzman

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The floor of the small synagogue in the center of Coro, the oldest Jewish house of prayer in Venezuela, is covered in a thick layer of sand intended to recall the Children of Israel's time in the Sinai Desert. It is also, however, a symbol of the transience of Jewish settlement in...
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