which recently has forged closer ties with Iran, has announced it no longer
will issue visas to Israeli tourists. A Venezuelan official insisted the
cessation of allowing visits was a technical problem and that they would be
resumed after a top diplomat returns to Israel. He has been absent for
more than two months and there is no indication if and when he will return.
A sign of President Hugo Chavez’s increasingly anti-Israel sentiments was his
recent accusation that Israel
was guilty of genocide in the retaliation against Hizbullah terrorists last