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To members of I Support Hampshire College’s Divestment from the Occupation of Palestine! Sjp Hampshire

 Dear supporters,

After the initial response from the Administration which attempted to downplay and de-politicize the divestment move to the press, things have gotten worse. Due to pressure from Alan Dershowitz and Abraham Foxman from the Anti-Defamation League, President of the college Ralph Hexter is caving in. Dershowitz has made demands of Hexter, including he publicly discredit SJP. So far, Hexter has complied, as he is being bribed with a “large donation” to the college from Dershowtiz. Now, the Administration is threatening to re-invest in two of the companies we divested from: Terex and Motorola, to appease Dershowitz and others. Sign this letter to Ralph Hexter, keep Hampshire College free of investments in the Israeli occupation! http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/641/t/2439/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=26737 Thanks for your support, keep the pressure on and the movement strong!

Solidarity,

Hampshire SJP

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 Hampshire College, having been the first college to divest in apartheid South Africa, is now the first college to divest in companies whose practices support Israeli apartheid.  This all came about after a two year campaign by students, and a lengthy petition drive, culminating in the Board of Trustee’s decision at this month’s meeting, to remove investments from specific companies doing business with the apartheid regime.

While human rights advocates and the students themselves assert that Hampshire College has divested in apartheid Israel, the Board of Trustees has a very different account.  The Board did acknowledge the contribution of Students for Justice in Palestine for bringing the matter to the attention of the trustees and that the decision came about because of this pressure. But it goes on to say that the Israeli policy was not the target of the divestment decision, but rather the overall inconsistencies of the policies and actions of certain companies with  Hampshire’s policy of socially responsible investing.

Many are disappointed with the Trustees for their lack of candor regarding this decision, but the statement of the trustees raises some important points and strategies.  Critics of Israeli policy are often accused of  “singling out Israel” and therefore for being “anti-semitic” or “anti-Israel;”  holding Israel up to a standard that other countries aren’t held to.  But in this case, the college would be singling out Israel if it DIDN’T divest, which is actually what the advocates for Israeli hegemony assert; that Israel should be immune to criticism that would be levied against any other country behaving in a similar manner. 

None of these attempts at all thwarted Israel’s defenders, including Harvard law professor and parent of a Hampshire College Alumnus, the shameless Alan Dershowitz, leading the call for divestiture from Hampshire College.  The college responded with a letter  to “Dear Alan,”  posted on the home page of Hampshire web page, denying the statements of the student group, stating:

“The group  (HSJP) claimed that six companies in the fund were supporting or profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories. The companies were said to be Caterpillar, General Electric, ITT, Motorola, Terex and United Technologies…. (a subcommittee of the board) passed a recommendation concerning these companies to the investment committee, in accordance with the board’s procedures.  

The investment committee, however, expressly rejected this narrow focus, and instead sought to apply our own socially responsible investment policies. This cursory review suggested multiple problems — none of them having to do with Israel — in the fund, and also revealed the implementation inadequacies of the policy.”

Many unions, universities and employee pension funds have socially responsible investing policies but recoil at the thought of divestiture from companies doing business with the apartheid Israeli regime because of fear of loss of endowment donations; for fear that their consistent application of social responsibility will be met with enormous pressure and resistance.  

While refusing to ally with the students, the Board of Trustees, did make the right decision regarding divestiture; consistent with and defendable because of an overall policy of human rights and social responsibility, and despite pressure, so far has stuck to that decision.  Hampshire College has once again, in response to enormous and diligent student activism and pressure, taken the leadership in what will undoubtedly be the beginning of a long and victorious campaign for social justice.  

Emma Rosenthal is an alum of Hampshire College from the South Africa anti-apartheid era.

For more information:

Hampshire College Students for Justice in Palestine.

http://www.hsjp.org/

STATEMENT OF CLARIFICATION REGARDING TRUSTEES’ ACTIONS ON COLLEGE INVESTMENTS

http://www.hampshire.edu/news/11271.htm

Open Letter to Alan Dershowitz

http://www.hampshire.edu/news/11321.htm

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By an overwhelming 402 to 17 vote, the House yesterday passed a major civil rights bill that would significantly strengthen the Americans with Disabilities Act, overturning a number of Supreme Court decisions that had restricted ADA coverage.

June 26, 2008   

House Votes to Expand Civil Rights for Disabled

By ROBERT PEAR

WASHINGTON — The House passed a major civil rights bill on Wednesday that would expand protections for people with disabilities and overturn several Supreme Court decisions issued in the last decade.

The bill, approved 402 to 17, would make it easier for workers to prove discrimination. It would explicitly relax some stringent standards set by the court and says that disability is to be “construed broadly,” to cover more physical and mental impairments.

Supporters of the proposal said it would restore the broad protections that Congress meant to establish when it passed the Americans With Disabilities Act that President George Bush signed in 1990.

Lawmakers said Wednesday that people with epilepsy, diabetes, cancer, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and other ailments had been improperly denied protection because their conditions could be controlled by medication or were in remission. In a Texas case, for example, a federal judge said a worker with epilepsy could not be considered disabled because he was taking medications that reduced the frequency of seizures.

In deciding whether a person is disabled, the bill says, courts should generally not consider the effects of “mitigating measures” like prescription drugs, hearing aids and artificial limbs. Moreover, it adds, “an impairment that is episodic or in remission i s a disability if it would substantially limit a major life activity when active.”

The chief sponsor of the bill, the House Democratic leader, Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, said the situation was now bizarre. “An individual may be considered too disabled by an employer to get a job, but not disabled enough by the courts to be protected by the A.D.A. from discrimination,” Mr. Hoyer said.

The chief Republican sponsor, Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr.
of Wisconsin, said the Supreme Court had “chipped away at the protections” of the 1990 law, leaving millions of Americans with no recourse or remedy for discrimination.

His wife, Cheryl Sensenbrenner, has testified in support of the bill as chairwoman of the American Association of People With Disabilities, an advocacy group. Mrs. Sensenbrenner suffered a spi n al cord injury in 1972, when she was 22, and sometimes uses a wheelchair. In addition, she noted in an interview, she has a sister with Down syndrome.

Supporters of the bill immediately shifted their attention to the Senate, which is expected to pass a similar bipartisan measure. Senator Tom Harkin, the Iowa Democrat leading the effort, predicted that the Senate would act “in the near future.”

The White House said that although President Bush “supports the overall intent” of the House bill, he was concerned that it “could unduly expand” coverage and significantly increase litigation.

The House bill reflects a deal worked out in months of negotiations by business groups and advocates for the disabled. The United States Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers helped shape the bill and endorsed it as a balanced compromise.

Representative Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of New York, called the Supreme Court reading of the 1990 law “cramped and misguided.” Remedial legislation is needed now more than ever, Mr. Nadler said, because “thousands of men and women in uniform are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with serious injuries, including the loss of limbs and head trauma.”

The House Republican whip, Representative Roy Blunt of Missouri, said the bill “puts people to work, creates opportunity and makes America a more productive country” by unlocking new pools of talent.

The 1990 law said “individuals with disabilities are a discrete and insular minority.” The bill passed Wednesday deletes that phrase, which the Supreme Court has cited as a reason f o r limiting the definition of disability.

The law generally prohibits an employer from discriminating against a qualified individual who has, or is perceived as having, a disability, defined as a physical or mental impairment that “substantially limits”
one or more major life activities.

The Supreme Court said in 2002 that “these terms need to be interpreted strictly to create a demanding standard for qualifying as disabled.” To meet this test, the court said, a person has to have “an impairment that prevents or severely restricts the individual from doing activities that are of central importance to most people’s daily lives.”

Under the bill passed on Wednesday, Congress would establish a less stringent standard, saying an impairment qualifies as a disability if it “materially restricts” a major life activity like seeing, hearing, eating, walking, reading or thinking.

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To endorse the following statement, please go to: http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/LaborforPalestine ————————————————————————\ —————————————- [110] U.S. Trade Unionists Support South African and Australian Dockers’ Boycott of Israeli Cargo February 17, 2009 “For the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent.” –Martin Luther King Jr., Beyond Vietnam, April 4, 1967 We salute the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) in Durban, and Western Australian dock worker members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), for refusing to handle Israeli cargo. Theirs is a courageous response to Israel’s attack on Palestinians in Gaza that, since December 27 alone, have left some 1,400 dead and 5,000 wounded — nearly all of them civilians. This action is in the best tradition of dock workers in Denmark and Sweden (1963), the San Francisco Bay Area (1984) and Liverpool (1988), who refused to handle shipping for apartheid South Africa; Oakland dock workers’ refusal to load bombs for the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile (1978); and West Coast dock workers’ strike against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (2008). The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) rightly “calls on other workers and unions to follow suit and to do all that is necessary to ensure that they boycott all goods to and from Israel until Palestine is free.” COSATU’s appeal is particularly relevant for workers in the United States, whose government stands behind Israel’s war against the Palestinians, and without which Israeli apartheid cannot continue. In the past ten years alone, U.S. military aid to Israel was $17 billion; over the next decade, it will be $30 billion. As in Afghanistan and Iraq, it is U.S. aircraft, white phosphorous and bullets that kill and maim on behalf of the occupiers. Both the Democratic and Republican parties condone the slaughter in Gaza. Such support bolsters Israel’s longstanding role as watchdog and junior partner for U.S. domination over the oil-rich Middle East — and beyond. In that capacity, Israel was apartheid South Africa’s closest ally. As with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, workers in the United States pay a staggering human and financial price, including deepening economic crisis, for U.S.-Israeli war and occupation. Yet, in contrast to trade union bodies in South Africa, Australia, Denmark, Britain, Canada and elsewhere, most of labor officialdom in this country — often without the knowledge or consent of union members — is a main accomplice of Israeli apartheid. For more than sixty years, it has closely collaborated with the Histadrut, the Zionist labor federation that has spearheaded — and whitewashed — apartheid, dispossession and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians since the 1920s. U.S. labor leaders have plowed at least $5 billion of our union pension funds and retirement plans into State of Israel Bonds. In April 2002, while Israel butchered Palestinian refugees at Jenin in the West Bank, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney was a featured speaker at a belligerent “National Solidarity Rally for Israel.” In July 2007, the Jewish Labor Committee, a Histadrut mouthpiece, enlisted top officials of the AFL-CIO and Change to Win to condemn British union support for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. Now, by their silence, these same leaders are complicit in Israel’s massacre in Gaza. These policies echo infamous “AFL-CIA” support for U.S. war and dictatorship in Vietnam, Latin America, Gulf War I, Afghanistan and elsewhere. It strengthens the U.S.-Israel war machine and labor’s corporate enemies, reinforces racism and Islamophobia, and makes a mockery of international solidarity. For all these reasons, we join COSATU in supporting the growing international campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, which demands Palestinian self-determination, including an end to Israeli military occupation, the right of Palestinian refugees to return, and elimination of apartheid throughout historic Palestine. Join us in publicizing the example of South African and Australian dock workers, and working toward the same kind of labor solidarity here at home. Join us in demanding immediate and total: 1. End to U.S. aid for Israel. 2. Divestment of business and labor investments in Israel. 3. Labor boycott of Israel. 4. Withdrawal of U.S. and allied forces from the Middle East. ———– Initial Signers Larry Adams Co-Convener, New York City Labor Against the War; Former President, NPMHU Local 300* Michael Letwin Co-Convener, New York City Labor Against the War; Former President, UAW Local 2325/Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys* Brenda Stokely Co-Convener, New York City Labor Against the War; Former President, AFSCME DC 1707*; Co-Chair, Million Worker March Anthony Arnove National Writers Union/UAW Local 1981* Black Workers for Justice (North Carolina) Marty Goodman Former Executive Board Member, TWU Local 100* Monadel Herzallah President, Arab American Union Members Council, California Clarence Thomas National Co-Chair, Million Worker March Movement; Executive Board Member, ILWU Local 10* Sam Weinstein Former President, UWUA Local 132* Steve Zeltzer Producer, Labor Video Project Charles Jenkins Million Worker March Movement Mike Gimbel Chair, Labor-Community Unity Committee, AFSCME DC 37 Local 375*; Delegate, NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO Noha Arafa UAW Local 2325/Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys* Helene J. Busby UAW Local 2325/Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys* Julie Fry Vice-President, UAW Local 2325/Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys* Steve Terry UAW Local 2325/Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys* Azalia Torres Former Executive Bd. Member, UAW Local 2325/Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys* Gloria La Riva President, Typographical Sector, N. California Media Workers Guild Local 39521 CWA* Carol Seligman South San Francisco California Teachers Association* Roland Sheppard Retired Business Agent, Painters Local 4* Hank Silver, SEIU Local 1021,* retired Matt Kline San Francisco May 1st Organizing Committee Kevin Kachadourian CTA Castro Valley* Beth Youhn IUOE Local 3 * Leo L. Robinson ILWU Local 10,* retired Mark Glass UA Local 399* Charles Hinton GCIU/Teamsters3M* Charles Minster California Alliance for Retired Americans* Marcus Holder ILWU Local 10* Judy Jamerson Sign & Display Local 510* Tom Lacey OPEIU Local 3* Joel Schor Sailors Union Of The Pacific* Russ Miyashiro ILWU Local 34* Dave Welsh Delegate, San Francisco Labor Council* Larry Wright ILWU Local 91* Pierre Labossiere CSEA* Gene Pepi Past Vice President retired, ATU Local 1555* *For identification only.

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By Sam Bahour
February 7, 2009

If Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive today he may well have attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony wearing a black-and-white checkered kaffiyeh and holding a sign saying, “Mr. President, stop the Gaza nightmare. No more false hopes and delayed dreams. End the Occupation NOW!” Civil rights leaders spent precious political capital to speak out against America’s wrongdoings across the world, most notably the war in Vietnam. President Obama should spend domestic political capital to denounce Israel’s domination of the Palestinians. Nothing would boost desperately needed international capital more. 

Rev. King would have recognized that without unfettered US arms, funds and political cover, Israel would never have been able to inflict the level of brutality it ‘proudly’ inflicted on Gaza. Nor would it have been able to keep Palestinians in bondage so long. 

King would have pointed to where the solution to this conflict lies: the United States of America. If President Obama is to be an historic leader, and not just the first African American elected to the presidency, he must not tolerate Israel’s continued slaps in the face, from restricting President Carter’s movements in the Mideast, to using US funds to build illegal Jewish-only settlements, to launching a one-sided “war” on Palestinian civilians in Gaza. He will instead deal with the root cause of the Arab-Israeli conflict. 

The Palestinian people have been on the receiving end of the US-armed-and-financed Israeli military machine for over 60 years. This latest chapter of Israeli-sponsored state terrorism has claimed over 1,300 Gazan lives, mostly civilians, in just three short weeks. A similar Israeli attack on America would have caused over 260,000 deaths: 92 times the loss of life witnessed from the 9/11 tragedy. 

Israel owes its existence to the United States. America’s vote was the key to establishing the self-proclaimed Jewish State. However, Israel’s existence is also threatened by the United States. Since President Truman, every US administration has indulged Israel while it has dug itself into deeper and deeper trouble. From expansionist adventures in Egypt-Syria-Palestine, to Jewish-only settlements, to caging Palestinians in their own cities and villages, America has paid the bill. To be sure, Palestinians also paid. But the ultimate cost will be borne by Israel. Its endless aggression (enabled by US warplanes, war technology, Apache helicopters, munitions, and so on) not only angers the world, but causes resistance to escalate. 

More dangerous than weaponry has been America’s role in demobilizing international organizations created to rein-in countries like Israel when they act like rogue nations. The two most blatant examples are the Bush administration’s green-lighting of Israel’s military misadventure in Lebanon 2006 and its recent crimes against humanity in Gaza by delaying UN Security Council resolutions calling for immediate ceasefires. 

To stop further bloodshed, including inevitable revenge attacks against Israelis, President Obama must act immediately to create momentum for lasting peace. 

First, he must stop the needless killing. It’s not enough to stop Palestinians from arming themselves. An arms embargo must be placed on Israel, too. No more weapons of any kind should be sent to it. Israel has shown time and again that increasing its military might just escalates the conflict, leading to a regional arms race. The Arms Export Control Act gives the President of the United States the authority to control the export of defense articles and defense services. He should use that authority. And, in due time, he should dismantle Israel’s nuclear capacity, too. 

Second, President Obama must force Israel to end–totally–its 41-year military occupation of the Gaza Strip and West Bank (including East Jerusalem). It took Israel six days to occupy those areas. It would take less than six months to end the occupation, moving settlers violating international law back to Israel, were the will there. Then and only then can the world expect Palestinians to approach negotiations and reach final status agreements. To expect them to negotiate while Israel’s boot of occupation is on their neck (especially after the recent slaughter in Gaza), is a pipe dream. 

To bring into reality the dream Martin Luther King envisioned and to avoid the nightmare of a Mideast in flames (which will not spare America), President Obama must focus on leadership. There is no time for posturing or second-term politicking. It’s time for him to make a historical correction that will make the world and America safe for years to come. He can begin by visiting Gaza and the West Bank for the same reason Martin Luther King, Jr. gave from his jail cell: “I am in Birmingham because injustice is here.” 

Sam Bahour is a Palestinian-American businessman from Youngstown, Ohio who lives in the occupied West Bank and is co-editor of “Homeland: Oral History of Palestine and Palestinians.” He may be reached at sbahour@palnet.com. 


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http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/chaderton020209p.html  

Matos Roy Chaderton, Venezuela’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States, speaks of numerous members of the Jewish community who have supported the struggles of peoples against imperialism and Zionism, and he rejects any attack against the Jewish people.

Watching television footage of one of the necessary and legitimate protests against the Israeli Embassy in Caracas, I spotted a lone sign with a slogan that left me thunderstruck. The slogan was something like: “We condemn Hitler for not having completed his work of extermination. . . .”

The frightening message, totally alien to the Bolivarian process and the Chavista commitment to liberty, democracy, equality, and social justice, shows that, every now and then in our struggles and protests, “loose cannons” come dog us and that we have to detect them and neutralize them and expel them like any foreign body.

Those hidden anti-Semites are much like other “loose cannons” such as professional anti-clericalists who shout, “Get thee behind me, Satan!” when they encounter a believer, incited by the undeniable fact that a majority of the Venezuelan Catholic hierarchy refused to use their potential capacity to become a bridge between Venezuelans in the opposing camps and instead embraced the ultra-right-wing Creoles and the immoral dictatorship of the media. What’s lost on these pseudo-Chavista infiltrators is the deep Christian foundation of our socialist process and the social fact that most Venezuelan Catholics, including nuns and priests at the grassroots, are committed to the Bolivarian revolution.

None shall ever be permitted to use the recurrent crimes against humanity committed by the mediocre and murderous militarist elite of the State of Israel as justification for twisting the just rebellion of the Palestinians and solidarity with them into anti-Semitic aberrations.

No leftist has the right to forget that the Jews — historically persecuted, not by the Muslims who for centuries opened their doors for them, but by first the Christian crusaders, then the inquisitors, and finally the Nazis — have a historical tradition of pioneering solidarity with social rebellions and progressive thought. Never forget such illustrious Jews as Karl Marx, Rosa Luxemburg, Leon Trotsky, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, and Bob Dylan. Never forget the participation of Jews, even at the cost of their lives, in civil, labor, social, and anti-war struggles in the United States or struggles against the ultra-Catholic military dictatorships in the Southern Cone. Never overlook the fact that, in the United States, against the organized anti-Chavista campaign supported by the “Israel lobby” in that country, American Jewish intellectuals have spoken up: the most famous intellectual in the world, Noam Chomsky, so often cited by President Chávez, and Joseph Stiglitz, a winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, who has supported us in our struggles against the dictatorship of neoliberalism.

But even if there had been no progressive Jew in history, which isn’t the case, it would still be a mortal sin to silence the Jews or call for their extermination. What we must do is to discuss, openly and face to face, the Zionist deviations and the systematic violations of human rights of the Palestinian people. The killing of innocents or righteous fighters in Gaza cannot be solved by applying the radicalized lex talionis which is precisely the barbaric adventure undertaken — with the cruelty of criminals and electoral opportunists — by the Israeli battalions.

Repeatedly during the Fourth Republic in Venezuela, crypto-Nazi groups were established, which occasionally vandalized synagogues and other Jewish buildings with anti-Semitic symbols and slogans (e.g., “MSN,” “Tradition, Family, and Property,” etc.). In general, those were ultra-radical Catholics — of whom Hitler was one — of the upper-middle class, who, instead of setting up a vulgar corner bar decorated with a bullfighting theme in their home, opted for a Nazi corner with flags and swastikas, old editions of Mein Kampf, Wehrmacht helmets or Gestapo caps, and sometimes also a fine Luger awaiting an opportunity to kill a Jew. To my surprise, by the way, some compatriots from the Jewish community in Venezuela, whether due to anti-Chavista conviction or sheer lack of awareness, have ended up marching in protest against our Bolivarian government side by side with those crypto-Nazis, inflamed by the poisons spewed by the media’s dictatorship.

In those days, too, the Venezuelan diplomats, at the United Nations and other international forums, supported the vast majority of decisions in favor of the Palestinian cause. We just abstained, as in fact I personally did more than once, from any draft resolution containing untenable ultra-radical propositions. I especially remember that, during my time as a member of the Venezuelan Mission to the UN, I organized a meeting, in 1978 at the Tudor Hotel New York, between a group of Venezuelan diplomats, recent graduates guided by the director of our School of International Studies, Carlos Guerón, a Jewish Venezuelan, and the head of the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Oraganization, Hassan Rahman.

In this international political battle, we, who have a balanced attitude to the problem but are committed to the Palestinian people, come across two manipulative visions that we must not accept. One comes from those who insist on the Holocaust denial as if it were a matter of statistics. One wonders: at what number does the Holocaust begin? Six million? Four million? Two million? One million? Half a million? The controversy would be laughable if it were not tragic. For me there is no doubt that there was a policy of extermination of the Jews in Christian Europe. To trivialize it is to disrespect the memory of its victims and the truth, as it would be to deny the genocide in Armenia, in Rwanda-Burundi, in Hiroshima-Nagasaki, or in Palestine, including the genocide of the indigenous population in Latin America.

The other is the blackmail that gets imposed on us, through the international media dictatorship, which accuses any persons or organizations of being anti-Semites when we raise our voice for the Palestinian cause and denounce the ghettos and concentration camps in Palestine, whose inhabitants are being exterminated by those in search of a final solution, with the First-World “Christian” support, deliberately massacring Arab children in order to eliminate future “terrorists.”

Familiar as I had already been with the suffering of the Jewish people since my childhood, through my conversations with my family and my readings, upon arriving at my first diplomatic assignment in Warsaw, the first thing I noticed was the climate of terror sown, among the already decimated Jewish community in Poland, by the anti-Semitic purges designed by the then Interior Minister Mieczysław Moczar in 1968, which affected even key Jewish leaders of the Polish Communist Party. Familiar as I am since my adolescence, through my personal dialogues and readings, with the suffering of the Arab-Palestinian people who have been forced to pay for the crimes committed by the Nazis, I cannot but recognize what has been done to the Gaza ghetto as a policy of genocide.

There is much more to say about all this, but for now it’s enough that we are filled with spiritual oxygen, and we proclaim the brotherhood of Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and atheists, all who believe and pray, and all who don’t believe and don’t pray. Meanwhile, the specters of historical anti-Semitism, particularly in Europe, including the Vatican, are stirring again.

Roy Chaderton Matos, born in 1942, is Venezuela’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (since 15 April 2008). He began his diplomatic career under the Rafael Caldera government as Secretary of the Venezuelan Embassy in Poland (from 1969 to 1972). Under the Hugo Chávez government, he was Foreign Minister from 2002 to 2004; Ambassador to France from 2004 to 2006; diplomatic advisor to Francisco Arias Cárdenas, Venezuela’s Ambassador to the United Nations, in 2006; and Ambassador to Mexico in 2007. The original article “Chavismo: Cristiano, Antinazi, Pro-Musulmán y Pro-Judío” was published by Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias, Radio Nacional de Venezuela, TeleSur, and YVKE Mundial on 30 January 2009. Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi.

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