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Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:00 PM

 

Israel Faces Latin American Backlash (Morales labels Israel terrorist state)

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Wednesday labeled Israel a "terrorist state" and announced that Israelis need visas to visit, the latest in a series of measures Latin American countries have leveled against Israel for the violence in the Gaza Strip.

Criticism of Israeli policies has come from some parts of the world. Latin American countries have stood out by coordinating a range of diplomatic measures, including recalling their ambassadors for consultations and issuing sharply worded statements, political analysts said.

"Israel doesn't guarantee the principle of respect for life, and the basic right to live in harmony and peace in the international community," Mr. Morales said Wednesday in a speech in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba. There was no immediate Israeli response to Mr. Morale's accusations or Bolivia's decision to require that Israeli visitors apply for visas.

On Tuesday, at a meeting of the Mercosur trade bloc in Caracas, Venezuela, the presidents of four of the five countries in the organization demanded an end to the military actions in Gaza and called for Israel to permit the free flow of people, food and humanitarian aid. In a statement, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela said they "energetically condemn the disproportionate use of force by the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip, which in the majority affects civilians, including children and women."

That same day, three other Latin American countries called home their ambassadors: El Salvador, Chile and Peru.
The region's most influential country, Brazil, had done so last week, while Ecuador made the move on July 17. Uruguay and Argentina, which has a large Jewish community, maintained their ambassadors in Israel. Leftist Venezuela, which sharply opposes U.S. policy in the Middle East and is Latin America's most vocal critic of Israel, broke relations with the Jewish state years ago.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/israel-faces-latin-american-backlash-1406770021

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morningfog Jul 2014 OP
1000words Jul 2014 #1
NightWatcher Jul 2014 #2
Roy Serohz Jul 2014 #3
DeSwiss Jul 2014 #6
rpannier Jul 2014 #4
americannightmare Jul 2014 #5
Quantess Jul 2014 #7
DeSwiss Jul 2014 #8
NealK Jul 2014 #9
Comrade Grumpy Jul 2014 #10

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 11:41 PM

2. I guess LAIPAC isn't as powerful as our AIPAC

(Netanyahoo starts forming a Latin American Israeli Political....)

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 12:00 AM

3. Would that we had her balls!

 

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Response to Roy Serohz (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 01:08 AM

6. Evo is a boy's name too.

 

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- He's one of my South American heroes.



Here's another one:


The man that made Marijuana legal in his country and started a worldwide revolution.

And Dilma (although more conventional than any of the above) will always hold a special place for me, because what she endured for freedom.



And yes, I wish our leader had anyone of the above's balls right now......

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 12:19 AM

4. The number is up to five

El Salvador withdrew its Ambassador on Wednesday

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 01:03 AM

5. Well done, Latin America!

Leading the charge. With all the pain they've suffered at the hands of the U.S. over the last 100 years, it's great to see many of these countries establishing their independence and refusal to bow to the U.S./Israeli juggernaut of destruction.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 01:14 AM

7. And Harry Reid says Israel needs more financial support from the USA.

Nations around the world, taking sides. I find it scary.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 01:24 AM

8. The South American countries.....

 

...and many of the leaders who themselves so recently have thrown off the yoke of United States' oppression either directly or through their imposition of puppet leaders, their death squads and the killing of all life without impunity, immediately recognize it when they see it in ''The Baby Killers of Gaza.''

- And now it is WE who must face the truth, this is who we are......

K&R

''In fact, if the people of this country have spoken, the message is we're okay with it all. Torture, warrantless search and seizure, illegal wiretappings, prison without a fair trial - or any trial, war on false pretenses. We, as a citizenry, are apparently not offended.''

~Alan Shore

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 02:07 AM

9. K&R

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 02:34 AM

10. Evo Morales got that right. And the rest of the world understands that, too.

 

Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Israel in its Gaza massacre is not in the US national interest.

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