Israel Summons Ecuador’s UN Ambassador For Equating Zionism with Nazism

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opens the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2014 in New York City. World leaders, activists and protesters have converged on New York City for the annual UN event that brings together the nations for a week of meetings and …
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Just as a parade of Latin American leaders to Jerusalem created the impression that Israel’s relationship with that region of the world has rarely been better, along comes Ecuador to spoil the party. Modi Efraim, the Foreign Ministry’s deputy director- general for Latin America, summoned on Sunday the chargé d’affaires at the Ecuadorean Embassy to protest comments Ecuador’s ambassador to the UN made in the General Assembly last week equating Zionism with Nazism.

“We repudiate with all our strength the persecution and genocide that, in its time, unleashed Nazism against the Hebrew people,” Horacio Sevilla Borja said on the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

“But I cannot remember anything more similar in our contemporary history than the eviction, persecution and genocide that today imperialism and Zionism do against the Palestinian people.”

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