The decision came despite some concern in Jerusalem that it could have a negative impact on the 6,000 Jews remaining in Venezuela, who in the past have been the target of some antisemitic incidents.
By Herb Keinon
January 28, 2019
Referring to International Holocaust Remembrance Day that was commemorated on Sunday, the day that Netanyahu announced recognition of Guaido, the Venezuelan politician tweeted, “The Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated 74 years ago, and today, just as our country is also fighting for its freedom, we thank Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu for the recognition and support.”
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is marked on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
On Sunday, Netanyahu issued a video statement – which Guaido put on his Twitter feed – saying that “Israel joins the United States, Canada, most of the countries of Latin America and countries in Europe in recognizing the new leadership in Venezuela.”