UPDATE: Venezuelan Envoy To UN Apologizes To Danon Over ‘Final Solution’ Remarks

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez speaks to journalists ahead of the166th ordinary meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria on November 27, 2014.

The Jerusalem Post reports: NEW YORK – Venezuela’s envoy to the UN Rafael Ramirez (pictured) called UN Ambassador Danny Danon over the weekend to apologize for his remarks asking if Israel sought a “final solution” against the Palestinian people during a speech at an informal meeting of the United Nations Security Council Friday afternoon.

At the meeting, which was held under the informal UN mechanism known as the Arria-Formula and discussed the Palestinian’s need for international protection, Ramirez said that members of the UN Security Council should ask themselves: “What does Israel plan to do with the Palestinians? Will they be disappeared? Does Israel seek probably to wage a final solution sort of solution as was perpetrated against the Jews?”

The comments had caused much controversy at the meeting itself. Both the United States and the United Kingdom as well as a representative of the Israeli NGO Yesh Din spoke out against it at the meeting itself.

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