Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, has decided to recall his country's ambassador to Israel as a sign of his "indignation" over the military offensive currently underway in Lebanon.
Speaking of the attacks, Chavez said “Hitler's actions must be criticized, not just against the Jews but against the world. It's also fascism what Israel is doing to the Palestinian people ... terrorism and fascism."
Chavez has until now maintained good relations with Israeli. He also insisted that his government will continue to fully respect the Venezuelan Jewish community despite its opposition to the war.