Members of Congress Warn Blinken of Threats Facing Jewish Community in Chile
by Judy Maltz
July 14, 2021
A bipartisan group of U.S. members of Congress has this week issued a warning about the “dangerous climate” facing Jews in Chile.
In a letter sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, three U.S. representatives charged that a “systematic campaign of delegitimization against Israel” in the South American country may have “crossed the line” into outright antisemitism. The letter, obtained by Haaretz, comes amid growing concerns within the local Jewish community that Daniel Jadue, a communist candidate of Palestinian origin, who is known for his fierce opposition to Israel and has been accused by the Jewish community of antisemitism, could win Chile’s upcoming presidential election. READ MORE