Five countries — Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador and Peru — have recalled their ambassadors from Israel, a harsh step rarely taken in the diplomatic world. When was the last time they pulled their envoys from any other nation, including serial abusers of human rights such as Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria?
An article from Algemeiner – a pro-Israel/Jewish site.
Originally from: Miami Herald
The author asked: Why is Latin America Coddling Hamas?
The answer is simple: Over 20 Million Arab-Latinos in Latin America. Israel has ignorned them. The Arab countries have not. Though most (90% plus) Arab-Latinos are Christian, they have been propagandized against Israel by Saudi and Iranian propaganda.
Chile has 500,000 Palestinian-Chileans (Almost all Christian) who are elites in their country. 3x the number of Christian Palestinians in the Mideast. They are a power bloc in Chile.
In a letter distributed by Palestinian ambassadors around the world, a copy of which was obtained by Haaretz, prisoners are described as ‘freedom fighters'; in late-night meeting, Israel may be seeking to minimize media scrutiny of decision to release prisoners.
One of the letters relayed by Palestinian ambassadors around the world was obtained by Haaretz. The letter, which was distributed by the Palestinian Embassy in Santiago, Chile, a day after the cabinet’s decision on the prisoner release, claimed that Israel is the one terrorizing the Palestinians, and not vice-versa. “A terrorist is someone who forcefully occupies the other’s land, expels him and comes to live in his place,” the letter read, “…not the Palestinian political prisoner, the freedom fighter.”
Telesur (Television South) is headquarted in Chavez’s Venezuela.
They use maps which are intrinsically anti-Israel.
As expected, TeleSur is hostile to Israel. At (0:58) they use a map which is used only by those groups who are hostile to the existence of Israel.
Such a graphic would never be seen on American TV,as it is inherently anti-Israel, and accuses the Jews of stealing the whole country from the Palestinians.
THIS IS THE MAP THAT TELESUR USED
The maps is only used by those groups hostile to the existence of Israel.
They did not even bother to translate the legends from English to Spanish.
Such a map would never be seen on American TV, because it is inherently biased against Israel. That the announcer on TeleSur uses it as an authoritative map indicates a hostile bias.
The map has been floating around for years on the Internet, and seems to have first appeared on Neo-Nazi websites. At least, that is where I spotted the map first; but I could be wrong about its origin.
What is most interesting is that they are using an English language map. They did not even bother to translate it into Spanish. [Though blurry, if you expand it to full screen, you can see the writing is in English.]
In other words, TeleSur’s research is almost nil, they just lifted the image from somewhere else. TeleSur is passing on pre-packaged anti-Zionist media from somewhere else. They do not even have the decency to to translate it. Just broadcast the first anti-Israel map they could find.
What this indicates is an intrinsic bias which, rather than examining the facts, merely passes along any piece of propaganda which fits their pre-conceived notion.
I knew Chavez was biased, but this indicates an intellectual dishonesty that is breattaking in its lazinees.
I know Israel puts out Hasbara propaganda, but it is not usually that sloppy.