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Iton Gadol and AJN covered B’nai B’rith International’s condemnation of the Chilean, Colombian and Bolivian governments regarding Israel, and our criticism of the Argentine Foreign Ministry’s statement calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Read in Iton Gadol and AJN (both in Spanish).

The important American Jewish institution B’nai B’rith International, “Forcefully condemn the decisions of Chile and Colombia to withdraw their ambassadors to Israel, as well as Bolivia’s decision to break diplomatic relations with Israel.”

“Instead of supporting Israel’s right to defend itself, these governments are leaning on the side of Hamas and Iran’s terrorists, without taking note of the brutal Hamas massacre in Israel. It is very evident that they have lost all moral credibility,” the institution said in a statement.

“Instead of supporting the victims of the barbaric Hamas attacks, the governments of Chile, Colombia and Bolivia are now part of Hamas’ anti-Semitic propaganda war against Israel,” the organization added.

“And while Hamas uses its own civilians as human shields, Israel fights justly to defend itself and does everything possible to protect innocent Palestinians. By calling for a ceasefire, these governments are irresponsibly denying Israel’s right to ensure that these atrocities never happen again,” it said.

On the other hand, regarding Argentina, B’nai B’rith International said: “The recent statement by the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, condemning the Israeli actions in Gaza and calling for a ceasefire, ignores the fact that Israelis make every effort to avoid civilian casualties. Hamas, on the other hand, uses civilians as human shields, while shooting at Israeli civilians. We appreciate Argentina’s call for the release of the hostages taken by Hamas. But also asking for a ceasefire, in the current circumstances, is to prevent Israel from making sure that the abominable atrocities committed by Hamas never happen again.”