(Gestetner Updates/matzav.com) Hugo Chavez, the crazed South American leader who is struggling with cancer for more than a year now, sought a blessing from the Munkatcher Rebbe of Brooklyn.
Chavez himself did not visit the Rebbe, but a top Venezuela diplomat and lead Council official both slipped into the Rebbe’s house a while ago asking that the Rebbe pray for Chavez’s well-being. The Rebbe, in exchange, asked that Venezuela, one of a few countries to have full contact with Bolivia, should persuade Bolivia to free Yanky Ostreicher, the Jewish American businessman incarcerated there for almost a year now.
It is unclear if the diplomat and Council official channeled the message to Chavez.
1. Will the United States government call for the overthrow of the anti-American Syrian dictatorship?
2. Will the U.S. government take strong action as Egypt moves to become a radical state and stop observing the U.S.-guaranteed peace treaty with Israel?
3. Will the U.S. government take strong action to stop helping the Fatah-Hamas government, incorporating terrorist and genocidal forces?
4. Will the U.S. government take strong action to stop the fundamental transformation of Turkey into a semi-Islamist, anti-democratic, antisemitic, anti-American regime allied with Iran and Syria?
5. Will the U.S. government reverse its policies so that once again America is a world leader that will protect its allies in Latin America (against radical regimes in Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, and Cuba); Central Europe and the south Caucasus (against Russia); and elsewhere?
Since the answer to all of those questions is “no,” why the Hell should Israel risk its existence on your (bad) ideas and your (worthless) promises? via rubinreports.blogspot.com
Bolivia has recognized the imaginary state of ‘Palestine’ joining Argentina and Brazil, which recognized the same imaginary state a few weeks ago.
Bolivia on Friday joined the list of South American countries that have announced their recognition of a fully sovereign Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with Israel, Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported.
Bolivian President Evo Morales made the announcement in Brazil at a conference with regional leaders, Bolivia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said.
“Bolivia recognizes the Palestinian state along 1967 borders, together with Brazil and Argentina,” Morales was quoted as saying.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the move and he thanked Bolivia for its support and praised bilateral relations.
The Bolivian president spoke with Abbas three days prior to the announcement, officials said.
How kind and unsurprising of them. /sarc
this is very bad. not just for Israel, but for America. our laptop batteries are mined in Bolivia. if America loses control of Afghanistan then the future of Green Tech could be lost to totalitarian states
Iran is calling for the expansion of ties with Bolivia, the Iranian Minister of Industries and Mines, Ali Akbar Mehrabian, visited the Latin American country and expressed his wish to develop business relations. In a joint press release, Bolivia’s President, Evo Morales, went further: he expressed his appreciation for Iranian resistance against the US; criticized the international community over the “double-standard policies” of Western states, and said his country will remain beside Iran and against the “unilateral” policies of the US. …Bolivia also fails to develop some of its most important mineral resources — especially lithium. Half the world’s reserves of lithium are buried in the Salar de Uyuni plain. What lies beneath the surface there could turn Bolivia –one of South America’s poorest countries — into the Saudi Arabia of the 21st century. As rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are vastly superior to nickel-based batteries, lithium is the oil of green technology. The Salar de Uyuni is the latest and greatest discovery in the “Lithium Triangle”: 16,000 square miles straddling northern Argentina, Chile, and southern Bolivia, where an estimated 75-90% of the world’s lithium deposits are located. So far, Chile’s Salar de Atacama has been the largest source and the best exploited—particularly by the Chinese, who imported 4,300 tons of it in 2008. But Bolivia cannot exploit its lithium without foreign investment and expertise, and its main competitors have the jump on it. Chile and Argentina already account for more than half the world’s 27,400 metric tons of annual lithium production.
This isn’t good
What the hell is wrong with some Jews that they are so liberal as to think they can just travel to countries that hate Israel? When they break off diplomatic ties it means don’t go. Don’t believe your stupid idiotic leftist friends about getting cultured. go buy one of those Rosetta Stone® (plug) DVDs from the book store and lie and say you went. Or come to the United States and spend your money on people who love you. There are plenty of places in the U.S. for you to practice your Spanish. That goes for idiot leftist American kids too. Don’t let the hipsters make you think that travel is safe. It isn’t. When your college says you need to broaden yourself, that means lie and say you went. Those college professors are the same idiots who blame Israel. Do you really think they mean to help you? Of course not. They are tenured trolls who probably are sleeping with whores when they travel.
Amit Arusi, a 24-year-old Israeli tourist visiting Bolivia, was stabbed to death in the capital La Paz Sunday night, apparently during a robbery. His family was notified of his death, and is in contact with the Foreign Ministry.
According to information received by the ministry, Arusi resisted a robbery, and was stabbed. The Foreign Ministry noted that since there are no diplomatic ties with Bolivia, the matter was being handed via the Israeli embassy in Peru.
Arusi’s family told Ynet that he was stabbed while trying to defend his girlfriend from being assaulted by an unknown assailant.
The tourist’s body is to undergo an autopsy before being flown back to Israel. The family is being updated on the details.
This is not the first time an Israeli tourist falls victim to a violent robbery abroad. Last year, 26-year-old Itai Shechter Elias of Ashkelon was shot to death by robbers in Costa Rica.
Elias was shot dead when he and his brother pleaded with the robbers not to take their passports.
Several weeks later a 23-year-old Israeli backpacker was shot in Bogota, Colombia. He survived the shooting. A friend who was traveling with the victim told Ynet at the time, “My friends were standing outside the club and heard gunshots. They must have been killing some criminal. My friend, who had nothing to do with it, got shot in the back.
“My friends ran to evacuate him to hospital in a taxi, but the driver would take them. They were forced to leave the area when he had a bullet in his back, and searched for a way to make it to the hospital. Eventually they got into a police car.”
Bolivia cut diplomatic ties with Israel during Operation Cast Lead
in Gaza last year. Bolivian President Evo Morales said at the time, “I would like to declare, that in light of the severe violations against human life and humanity, Bolivia is cutting diplomatic ties with Israel.”