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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 04:02 AM
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New OAS report expresses concern about anti-Semitism in Venezuela

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has issued a new report that reviews civil, political, and social rights in the Latin American nation, expressing concern about reports of anti-Semitic incidents targeting the Venezuelan Jewish community.

The report cites written testimony from Bnai Brith International Assistant Director of the Center for Human Rights and Public Policy Adriana Camisar, who noted several anti-Semitic incidents, including graffiti that had appeared on Jewish buildings in Venezuela with slogans such as Child Killer, Jews Out, and Jewish Dogs. Camisar also noted a growing number of swastikas on Jewish institutions.

This report provides conclusive evidence of the Venezuelan governments hostility toward Jews, Bnai Brith International President Dennis W. Glick said. The fact that Caracas did not cooperate at all with the report, even denying IACHR inspectors into the country for first-hand observation, demonstrates how closed and repressive Venezuela has become.

An independent arm of the Organization of American States, the IACHR noted numerous violations of democracy and human rights in addition to issues of anti-Semitism.



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