Archive for Thursday, January 15, 2009

Countries cut ties with Israel over Gaza

January 15, 2009


— Venezuela and Bolivia broke off diplomatic relations with Israel on Wednesday to protest its military offensive in Gaza.

The decisions by the leftist governments of Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales came about a week after Venezuela expelled the Israeli ambassador in Caracas, Shlomo Cohen, and seven embassy staff members to protest the Jewish state’s actions in Gaza.

Venezuela “has decided to break off diplomatic relations with the state of Israel given the inhumane persecution of the Palestinian people,” the foreign ministry said in a statement Wednesday.


jonas_opines 9 years, 2 months ago

Ah yes, I'm sure those two countries were solidly on Israel's side before this most recent set of incidents.

monkeyspunk 9 years, 2 months ago

Funny. The paper finds it necessary to place an article like this in, but doesn't find it pertinent to report on the fact that Chavez and his socialist revolution is on the fritz thanks to cheap gas.

KansasVoter 9 years, 2 months ago

I wish that America would cut off ties with Israel. They're nothing but trouble.

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