Venezuelan president says Israel has the same Western support as Hitler

Backing the assessment of the Gaza conflict made by Brazilian President Lula da Silva, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that modern Israel enjoys the same support from the West as Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany did.

The president of Venezuela, Mr Nicolas Maduro, said on his TV program, With Maduro Plus, that modern Israel receives „the same encouragement, the same funding, and the same support” of the collective West like Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany before World War II, reports the Euronews.

The president’s remarks come in support of the latest comments made by Brazilian President Lula da Silva.

„Powerful family names in the US, Europe and London supported and celebrated Hitler’s arrival to power in 1933. They encouraged him and allowed him to persecute my Jewish ancestors,” Maduro stated.

The Western elites „kept quiet because they were preparing Hitler for him to launch his military power against the Soviet Union,” Maduro explained, stressing that, ultimately, Hitler was „a construct, a monster” created by the collective West.

Modern Israel has turned into the very same thing, the president asserted, and urged Jewish people who are still true to their roots to end the ongoing „massacre” of the Palestinians.

„The criminal military apparatus of the State of Israel also has the same encouragement, the same funding, and the same support” of the West,” Maduro stressed. „As President Lula da Silva said, the Israeli government is doing the same thing [to the Palestinians] that Hitler did to the Jewish people.”

Lula da Silva said on Saturday, „What is happening in the Gaza Strip and with the Palestinian people did not exist at any other historical moment. In fact, it did exist when Hitler decided to kill the Jews.” His comments provoked outrage in Israel, and he was declared persona non-grata in Israel altogether.