in the coal mine" analogy; it still seems to hold true. And Venezuela is a very gassy mine right now.
Jewish community leaders told PolCouns the Venezuelan government's (GBRV's) attacks and "double-talk," constant criticism of Israel, growing alliance with Iran, and increasing limitations on freedom of speech contribute to a heightened sense of vulnerability by the Jewish community. ...
XXXXXXXXXXXX said "2004 was a turning point in Venezuela," when Chavez began referring to support of certain Jewish leaders for the 2002 post-coup government as justification for verbal and physical attacks against the Jewish community and synagogues.
XXXXXXXXXXXX said anti-Semitic programs and articles have been regular features of government-owned media since 2004, and "international anti-Jewish campaigns have been tailored for use domestically." XXXXXXXXXXXX emphasized that the anti-Semitism is "government-sponsored." He noted that Emilio Silva, the author of a January 20 article on the government website aporrea.org which called for violent demonstrations at the Tiferet synagogue just 10 days before the synagogue was attacked, is still teaching at the pro-government Bolivarian University of Venezuela.
If they're counting on the Obama administration for help, they're in worse trouble than they may believe; Obama & Co. have spent too much time sucking up to Thug Chavez and Iran and crapping on Israel for Jews to have any real confidence in him.
Take a look at all that Chavez has done, and run it through Huffman's Jews in the Attic test; you won't like the result.