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Is Maduro Jewish?

Post by Sertorio » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:45 am

Venezuela’s ‘anti-Semitic’ leader admits Jewish ancestry
By MICHAL SHMULOVICH - 13 May 2013

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has dismissed accusations that his country’s ties with Iran are fostering anti-Semitism in Latin America, explaining that Caracas is critical of Israel’s policies, not the Jewish people.

In an interesting twist, Maduro, the political successor of the late president Hugo Chávez, told the press last week that he himself was descended from Sephardic Jewish ancestors. Maduro and his predecessor, Chávez, have widely been regarded as anti-Semitic, in part for their close relations to Iran, vocal criticism of Israel, and rough treatment of Venezuela’s Jewish population.

Maduro, from the United Socialist Party, is a former bus driver and union leader. He was a member of Chávez’s inner circle and previously held the posts of vice president and minister of foreign affairs. He assumed the day-to-day responsibilities of the presidency after Chávez’s death, and then won the top spot by a small margin in April, defeating Henrique Capriles, the governor of Miranda, who is the Catholic grandson of Holocaust survivors.

“My grandparents were Jewish, from a [Sephardic] Moorish background, and converted to Catholicism in Venezuela… The mother of [Minister of Communication and Information] Ernesto Villegas also comes from a similar background,” Maduro said last week, according to Aporrea, a Venezuelan news portal supportive of Chávez’s socialist platform and reform initiatives.

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http://www.timesofisrael.com/venezuelas ... -ancestry/
Not just Sephardic. Maduro's ancestry is to be found in Portugal. When Jews were expelled from Portugal in late 15th century, some went to the Netherlands, where the name Maduro appears in the Portuguese-Jewish community. Some of the Maduro family moved to Curaçao, where the name can still be found in the local Jewish community. Apparently Nicolas Maduro's grand parents moved from Curaçao to Venezuela and there converted to Catholicism. But it is hard to believe that Maduro could be anti-semitic. If he is overthrown, will Israel offer him Israeli citizenship?... :D

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Re: Is Maduro Jewish?

Post by Doc » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:22 am

Sertorio wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:45 am
Venezuela’s ‘anti-Semitic’ leader admits Jewish ancestry
By MICHAL SHMULOVICH - 13 May 2013

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has dismissed accusations that his country’s ties with Iran are fostering anti-Semitism in Latin America, explaining that Caracas is critical of Israel’s policies, not the Jewish people.

In an interesting twist, Maduro, the political successor of the late president Hugo Chávez, told the press last week that he himself was descended from Sephardic Jewish ancestors. Maduro and his predecessor, Chávez, have widely been regarded as anti-Semitic, in part for their close relations to Iran, vocal criticism of Israel, and rough treatment of Venezuela’s Jewish population.

Maduro, from the United Socialist Party, is a former bus driver and union leader. He was a member of Chávez’s inner circle and previously held the posts of vice president and minister of foreign affairs. He assumed the day-to-day responsibilities of the presidency after Chávez’s death, and then won the top spot by a small margin in April, defeating Henrique Capriles, the governor of Miranda, who is the Catholic grandson of Holocaust survivors.

“My grandparents were Jewish, from a [Sephardic] Moorish background, and converted to Catholicism in Venezuela… The mother of [Minister of Communication and Information] Ernesto Villegas also comes from a similar background,” Maduro said last week, according to Aporrea, a Venezuelan news portal supportive of Chávez’s socialist platform and reform initiatives.

(...)

http://www.timesofisrael.com/venezuelas ... -ancestry/
Not just Sephardic. Maduro's ancestry is to be found in Portugal. When Jews were expelled from Portugal in late 15th century, some went to the Netherlands, where the name Maduro appears in the Portuguese-Jewish community. Some of the Maduro family moved to Curaçao, where the name can still be found in the local Jewish community. Apparently Nicolas Maduro's grand parents moved from Curaçao to Venezuela and there converted to Catholicism. But it is hard to believe that Maduro could be anti-semitic. If he is overthrown, will Israel offer him Israeli citizenship?... :D
It is said that HItler had Jewish ancestry HItler had everyone in his ancestral village killed to cover it up
“"I fancied myself as some kind of god....It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.” -- George Soros

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