Chilean senator's comments about Jews spark outrage
Lawmaker calls member of local Jewish community "activist and militant for the Israeli cause," holding back Chile's recognition of Palestinian state.The American Jewish Committee issued the statement expressing outrage over remarks by Chilean Senator Eugenio Tuma, who said the country's Jewish community was responsible for holding back the country's recognition of a Palestinian state.What delicious hypocrisy by the good senator who himself is of Palestinian origin. How typical of their overall attitude. Preaching water and drinking wine ...â€œOf course, there is an obvious irony to Senator Tuma's posture. As a Chilean of Palestinian origin, he deems it entirely appropriate to take up the Palestinian cause and press it in the corridors of Chilean power. Yet he questions the right of a Chilean Jew, like Mr. Zaliasnik, to affirm his belief in what's best for Chile's national interest,â€ said Harris.
watOn, you are from Chille, can you give us some additional insight?