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Aircraft carrying one ton of Venezuelan gold forced to land on Caribbean island

Aircraft carrying one ton of Venezuelan gold forced to land on Caribbean island

'A story, if not linked to the Holocaust, certainly endangers the security of Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/02/2020 16:26
Venezuela, Libya elected to UN Human Rights Council

Venezuela, Libya elected to UN Human Rights Council

Israeli, US ambassadors condemn decision to allow countries with questionable human rights records to serve on UNHRC.Elad Benari, 18/10/2019 03:17
Freedom for Venezuela

Freedom for Venezuela

Opinion: It is in the interests of the free world to make sure we get to the finish line on this vital mission.Joseph Frager, MD, 13/09/2019 17:28
Venezuelan opposition leader appoints rabbi as envoy to Israel

Venezuelan opposition leader appoints rabbi as envoy to Israel

Venezuela's Juan Guaido appoints former chief Ashkenazi rabbi as 'diplomatic envoy' to Jerusalem.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 21/08/2019 15:36
'Peretz shouldn't be allowed to turn Israel into Venezuela'

'Peretz shouldn't be allowed to turn Israel into Venezuela'

Former Minister Naftali Bennett fierce attack on Labor-Gesher economic plan: 'Good intentions sometimes lead to disasters.'Mordechai Sones, 12/08/2019 16:17
Maduro affirms support for 'Palestinian cause'

Maduro affirms support for 'Palestinian cause'

Venezuelan President meets PA "foreign minister", stresses commitment to Palestinian Arabs.Ben Ariel, 22/07/2019 06:40
'There is no food, only anti-Semitism,' Venezuelans make aliyah

'There is no food, only anti-Semitism,' Venezuelans make aliyah

The Jewish Agency is quietly assisting Jews to leave Venezuela and make aliyah to Israel. 'It's dangerous to walk on the streets.'Sara Rubenstein, 18/07/2019 20:34
Israeli group distributing relief to Venezuelan refugees

Israeli group distributing relief to Venezuelan refugees

IsraAID NGO distributing relief materials to thousands of refugees fleeing Venezuela in neighboring Colombia.Marcy Oster/JTA, 21/05/2019 19:04
How Venezuela’s remaining Jews are hanging on amid the crisis

How Venezuela’s remaining Jews are hanging on amid the crisis

Venezuela’s Jewish community is down to 6,000 members and shrinking from a height of 25,000 members in the 1990s.Ben Sales/JTA, 03/05/2019 14:49
Jewish journalist attacked by pro-Maduro guerillas in Venezuela

Jewish journalist attacked by pro-Maduro guerillas in Venezuela

Swedish-Jewish journalist Annika Rothstein beaten and robbed at gunpoint by guerillas loyal to socialist regime in Venezuela.Marcy Oster, JTA, 24/02/2019 17:43
Venezuelan President says rival ‘serves the Zionists’

Venezuelan President says rival ‘serves the Zionists’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro describes opposition leader Juan Guaido as “CIA agent who serves interests of the US and the Zionists”.Ben Ariel, 15/02/2019 06:40
Venezuelan interim president looks to renew ties with Israel

Venezuelan interim president looks to renew ties with Israel

Juan Guaido, recognized by 50 nations as the rightful President of Venezuela, 'confident' Israel will send humanitarian aid to his country.Marcy Oster/JTA, 12/02/2019 22:07
Venezuela headed to civil war after Maduro snubs EU?

Venezuela headed to civil war after Maduro snubs EU?

Venezuela's President rejects EU demand to call early elections, warns his military actively preparing to defend against foreign invaders.i24News, 04/02/2019 18:47
Maduro threatens to leave White House 'stained with blood'

Maduro threatens to leave White House 'stained with blood'

Venezuela’s embattled president threatens US after Trump doesn't rule out military action in Venezuela.Ben Ariel, 04/02/2019 03:11
Iranian President supports Venezuela's Maduro

Iranian President supports Venezuela's Maduro

Hassan Rouhani says US intervention in Venezuela’s internal affairs is “very ugly.”Elad Benari, 03/02/2019 05:48
Venezuelan Jews ‘accept’ Israel’s recognition of opposition head

Venezuelan Jews ‘accept’ Israel’s recognition of opposition head

Rabbi Isaac Cohen’s statement seems to contradict his community’s policy of neutrality in the power struggle.JTA, 02/02/2019 20:06
Elliott Abrams named special US envoy to Venezuela

Elliott Abrams named special US envoy to Venezuela

After US recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader as new interim president, Trump administration taps Elliot Abrams as envoy to Venezuela.Marcy Oster, JTA, 28/01/2019 08:49
Venezuelan opposition leader thanks Netanyahu

Venezuelan opposition leader thanks Netanyahu

Juan Guaido thanks PM Netanyahu for recognizing him as Venezuela’s interim president on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.Elad Benari, 27/01/2019 23:20
Israel recognizes opposition chief as new Venezuelan president

Israel recognizes opposition chief as new Venezuelan president

Following President Trump's statement recognizing new Venezuelan interim president, Israel backs 'new leadership' of Juan Guaido.David Rosenberg, 27/01/2019 19:06
Venezuela backtracks on expulsion of US diplomats

Venezuela backtracks on expulsion of US diplomats

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro permits US diplomats to remain in the country for 30 days, three days after ordering them out.Elad Benari, 27/01/2019 03:25
Venezuelan President kicks out US diplomats

Venezuelan President kicks out US diplomats

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro breaks diplomatic relations with the US after Trump recognizes opposition leader as president.Ben Ariel, 24/01/2019 01:10
Trump calls on Venezuelan president to step down

Trump calls on Venezuelan president to step down

US president recognizes Juan Guaido as Venezuela's rightful leader after legislature votes to remove Nicolas Maduro from power.Gary Willig, 23/01/2019 22:37
Russia announces plans to set up military base in Caribbean

Russia announces plans to set up military base in Caribbean

Russia wants to deploy strategic aircraft at Venezuelan airbase in Caribbean Sea south-east of United States.Mordechai Sones, 18/12/2018 20:24
Pompeo slams Russia for sending bombers to Venezuela

Pompeo slams Russia for sending bombers to Venezuela

Secretary of State calls Russian decision to send two nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela 'collaboration between two corrupt governments'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2018 21:09
Venezuelan President survives assassination attempt

Venezuelan President survives assassination attempt

Drones carrying explosives detonate near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during speech in Caracas. He was not hurt.Ben Ariel, 05/08/2018 05:02
Abbas: Moving embassies to Jerusalem is against int'l law

Abbas: Moving embassies to Jerusalem is against int'l law

PA chairman urges Latin American countries not to follow in Paraguay’s footsteps and move their embassies to Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 08/05/2018 04:05
Trump announces new travel restrictions for 8 countries

Trump announces new travel restrictions for 8 countries

President Trump replacing travel ban with a targeted list of restrictions enhancing vetting for nationals from eight countries.Ben Ariel, 25/09/2017 03:06
Report: Venezuelan leader sought to kill Rubio

Report: Venezuelan leader sought to kill Rubio

Intelligence obtained by the U.S. finds that one of Venezuela’s most powerful leaders may have put out an order to kill Florida Senator.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/08/2017 02:12
United States sanctions Venezuela's Maduro

United States sanctions Venezuela's Maduro

U.S. imposes sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, calls him "dictator" after controversial election.Ben Ariel, 31/07/2017 23:51
Miguel Cabrera paid protection money to keep mother safe

Miguel Cabrera paid protection money to keep mother safe

Baseball legend says he has been forced to pay bribes to supporters of Venezuelan government to keep family safe, had his life threatened.Gary Willig, 12/07/2017 18:58
Drama in Venezuela's skies

Drama in Venezuela's skies

Venezuela police helicopter bombs Supreme Court.Chana Roberts, 28/06/2017 12:06
Haley: End the discrimination against Israel at UNHCR

Haley: End the discrimination against Israel at UNHCR

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley tells UNHRC it must start doing its job in real human rights crisis instead of obsessing over Israel.Gary Willig, 06/06/2017 15:24
Venezuelan society crumbling

Venezuelan society crumbling

Venezuela's economy crashes as crime rates rise.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/04/2017 12:12
Venezuela expresses desire to re-establish ties with Israel

Venezuela expresses desire to re-establish ties with Israel

Venezuelan Foreign Minister expresses desire to re-establish ties with Israel to socialist country's chief rabbi, despite ties to Hezbollah.JTA, 23/03/2017 18:07
Venezuelan president meets Jewish leaders to build cooperation

Venezuelan president meets Jewish leaders to build cooperation

President Nicolas Maduro welcomes Jewish leaders at the governmental palace to strengthen cooperation.JTA, 24/02/2017 05:04
US bars Venezuelan VP accused of anti-Semitism

US bars Venezuelan VP accused of anti-Semitism

Trump administration sanctions Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami.JTA, 16/02/2017 03:29
Potential terrorists migrate to Venezuela

Potential terrorists migrate to Venezuela

Corrupt officials in Venezuelan government sell passports to criminals and terrorists.Ben Frager, 09/02/2017 13:55
New Venezuelan vice president accused of anti-Semitism

New Venezuelan vice president accused of anti-Semitism

Former Venezuelan government minister who has been accused of anti-Semitism and ties to Iran and Hezbollah tapped as vice president.JTA, 10/01/2017 04:29
Israel denies aliyah to Venezuelan Conservative converts

Israel denies aliyah to Venezuelan Conservative converts

Nine Venezuelans who converted by Conservative standards denied aliyah as they are not in a Jewish community.JTA and Arutz Sheva, 05/01/2017 17:31
Venezuelan Jews slam anti-Semitic magazine cover

Venezuelan Jews slam anti-Semitic magazine cover

Venezuela's umbrella Jewish organization slams weekly magazine with cover blaming "rabbis" and "Israelites" for an illegal money exchange.JTA, 23/08/2016 03:25
Anti-Semitic imagery in Venezuelan journal

Anti-Semitic imagery in Venezuelan journal

Popular weekly journal in Venezuela accuses 'citizens of Israelite origin' of currency exchange violations, includes anti-Semitic cover.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2016 11:40
UN spokesman: Venezuelan envoy apologized to Danon

UN spokesman: Venezuelan envoy apologized to Danon

UN spokesman says Venezuela's envoy told senior UN official Edmond Mulet that he is against any form of anti-Semitism.Ben Ariel, 13/05/2016 04:13
Venezuelan envoy sorry for Israel Nazi comparison

Venezuelan envoy sorry for Israel Nazi comparison

Rafael Ramirez called Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon over the weekend to apologize for his comments, panned as anti-Semitic.JTA, 10/05/2016 20:50
Venezuelan UN envoy likens Israel to Nazi Germany

Venezuelan UN envoy likens Israel to Nazi Germany

Venezuelan diplomat accuses Israel of committing 'final solution' against Palestinian ArabsDavid Rosenberg, 07/05/2016 20:49
Report: Father, son kidnapped on the way to shul

Report: Father, son kidnapped on the way to shul

Pair kidnapped outside Chabad House in Venezuela on Saturday morning; two released after ransom paid.Tova Dvorin, 20/12/2015 22:25
'Remember this next time UN condemns Israel'

'Remember this next time UN condemns Israel'

Israeli envoy to UN blasts body's 'absurd' decision to elect 'Iran and North Korea ally,' Venezuela, to Human Rights Council.Nitsan Keidar, 28/10/2015 20:13
Venezuela, Pakistan slated to join UNHRC

Venezuela, Pakistan slated to join UNHRC

UN Watch NGO urges UN member states to take action against election of human rights abusers to the UN Human Rights Council.Arutz Sheva North America, 23/10/2015 23:48
Venezuela: Raising of PA Flag Not Unilateral

Venezuela: Raising of PA Flag Not Unilateral

Venezuela’s Ambassador to the says raising the PLO flag at the UN is a step towards a resolution of the conflict.Mark Langfan, Arutz Sheva UN Reporter, 30/09/2015 23:24
Venezuela Delays UN Resolution on Syria

Venezuela Delays UN Resolution on Syria

A UN Security Council approval of a draft statement on Syria delayed because of objections from Venezuela.Ben Ariel, 13/08/2015 04:13
Hamas Accuses PA of Pocketing Venezuelan Aid

Hamas Accuses PA of Pocketing Venezuelan Aid

PA 'backstabs' by selling 1,000 Venezuelan scholarships for cash instead of training doctors, according to official Hamas paper.Dalit Halevy, 23/07/2015 16:29
New Book Reveals Venezuela-Hezbollah Alliance

New Book Reveals Venezuela-Hezbollah Alliance

Spanish reporter details Venezuela's official ties with the Shiite terrorist organization to traffic cocaine and penetrate US-Mexico border.Gedalyah Reback, 22/04/2015 01:13
ADL Urges Venezuela To Ensure Jews' Safety

ADL Urges Venezuela To Ensure Jews' Safety

Following reports of anti-Semitic graffiti found on a synagogue in Caracas, the ADL condemns the 'troubling' attack.Cynthia Blank, 04/01/2015 09:28
Venezuelan MP: The Zionists Financed Hitler

Venezuelan MP: The Zionists Financed Hitler

In a recent interview, Venezuelan MP Adel Al-Sughayar said that Hitler's main financiers had been the Zionists.Elad Benari, 24/11/2014 05:44
Venezuela Welcomes Palestinian Students

Venezuela Welcomes Palestinian Students

Venezuela hails arrival of Palestinian Arab students to the country as a sign of its “condemnation of Zionism”.Ben Ariel, 07/11/2014 05:43
Venezuela Sends Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

Venezuela Sends Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

Venezuela sends 10 tons of humanitarian aid and medical equipment for Gaza.Ben Ariel, 03/11/2014 05:13
Latin American Dictators Slam Gaza 'Genocide'

Latin American Dictators Slam Gaza 'Genocide'

Chavez's successor makes surprise visit to Fidel Castro, is told he's a 'hero' for giving Hamas enclave material support.Ari Yashar, 21/08/2014 18:57
PA Confident UN Committee Will Find Israel Guilty

PA Confident UN Committee Will Find Israel Guilty

PA FM in Venezuela says commission will 'demonstrate Israel committed war crimes, crimes against humanity.'Ari Yashar, 12/08/2014 22:54