Chavez: ‘Genocidal’ Israel Will Be Put in its Place


chavezVenezuela’s President Hugo Chavez described Israel this past weekend as a genocidal state that acted as an assassin for the United States, predicting the Middle East nation would one day be “put in its place.”

The socialist Chavez is a harsh critic of both Israel and the United States and cut relations with Israel after accusing it of “holocaust” for its 2009 offensive in the Gaza Strip.

“It has become the assassin arm of the United States, no one can doubt it. It is a threat to all of us,” Chavez said, during a visit by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Chavez said he supported a peaceful struggle for the return to Syria of the Golan Heights, captured by Israel in 1967.

“The territory will one day return to the Syrian hands,” Chavez said. “Of course we want it to be peaceful because we don’t want more war.”

“But one day the genocidal state of Israel will be put into its place, and let’s hope that a really democratic state emerges there, with which we can share a path and ideas.”

Chavez did not offer further details of what putting Israel “in its place” would entail.

U.S. attempts to isolate Syria and reshape the Middle East have failed, he said, and Israel was fast losing allies.

Israel last week eased its land blockade on the Gaza Strip, allowing in all goods except for arms and related materials. That move followed widespread criticism for a raid on a blockade-busting group of boats, in which nine terrorists died.

{Reuters/Noam Newscenter}


  1. He got part of it right. One day Am Yisroel will IY”H be put back in its (rightful)place im bias goel hamoshiach. He prophesies, but does not know what he prophesies.

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  3. Typical. Nothing about the fact that his pal Mahmoud has been torturing and killing Iranian citizens. I see that he hopes Israel will one day be democratic state. Well let’s hope the same for Venezuela too! Chavez isn’t exactly a champion of democracy.

  4. Its sadly ironic that the crazy Venezuelan is talking of the need of a democracy, when the only thing that is keeping his dictatorship in place is a ruthless suppression of any dissenters.