Haaretz reports that Venezuelan Jews have been granted the opportunity to meet with Hugo Chavez and express their concern over antisemitism in state-controlled media. Good luck with that. ADL has documented the extent to which antisemitism has become endemic in Chavez’s Venezuela. It’s hard not to conclude that Chavez implicitly approves of this state of affairs.
One of the top clerics in Iran, Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, has denied the Holocaust. AFP gives a summary.
A Canadian teenager has been convicted of inciting hatred and criminal mischief as a hate crime for vandalizing a JCC, the House of Jacob synagogue, and a Holocaust memorial in Calgary in November 2009. The vandalism included spray-painted swastikas and the phrase, “Kill Jews.” (See some pics at the CBC’s article on the original crime.) The teen’s name was not released.