Fidel Castro must be a reader of my Blog…. or at least he must have seen THIS post last week….

Israel blasts Castro for calling swastika ‘new Israeli banner’

Castro’s remarks were issued by Cuba’s diplomatic mission in Geneva amid debate in a UN Human Rights Council debate.

By Reuters

Israel denounced comments on Monday by former Cuban president Fidel Castro, who compared the Israeli treatment of Palestinians to the Nazi extermination of Jews, an example of heated rhetoric at a United Nations body’s debate.

Fidel Castro Fidel Castro
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Castro’s remarks were issued by Cuba’s diplomatic mission in Geneva amid debate in the 47-nation United Nations Human Rights Council on Israeli action in the Palestinian territories.

“The hatred felt by the state of Israel against the Palestinians is such that they would not hesitate to send the one and a half million men, women and children of that country to the crematoria where millions of Jews of all ages were exterminated by the Nazis,” the ex-Cuban leader said.

“It would seem that the Fuehrer’s [Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s] swastika is today Israel’s banner,” the 83-year-old Castro declared in the latest of a series of articles dubbed
“reflections” in the communist-ruled island’s media.

His remarks were not cited in the Council itself, but diplomats said Cuba had sent the comment to other foreign missions in Geneva as well as to journalists.

“With these outrageous comments, Fidel Castro shames his old-time companions and the ideals he always pretended to serve. Che Guevara must be spinning in his grave,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said in Jerusalem.

Israel has long lamented its treatment by the Human Rights Council, which it believes is biased against it. Cuba is a member of the council’s bloc of developing countries, which shields its members and friends outside the body like Iran and Sri Lanka from criticism, but regularly condemns Israel.

Fidel Castro stepped down in 2008, following a long illness after nearly 50 years as his country’s number one leader and handed over power to his younger brother Raul, now 79. Since then his “reflections” have kept him in the public spotlight.

On June 2 the Geneva-based Council condemned as outrageous Israel’s interception of a ship flotilla taking aid to blockaded Gaza and the death of nine activists on board one vessel, voting to set up an independent fact-finding mission into the affair.

Israel has set up its own probe with foreign experts and rejected a separate U.N. investigation.



  1. Amerikagulag said,

    June 14, 2010 at 19:45

    It refreshing to see the truth in world news. Castro is right. Israel has become that which they condemn.

  2. Falesteeni said,

    June 14, 2010 at 20:09

    Israhell or Amerikkka, same snake whether you kick it in the TAIL or HEAD you’re still kicking the same SNAKE!

  3. Jim said,

    June 14, 2010 at 20:40

    It makes one wonder upon hearing rational opinions coming from Castro, at the level we’ve all been exposed to western propaganda. Born and raised in Canada I’ve routinely been exposed to lies and distortions for years. I have finally learned to cross reference everything I choose to believe. The villification of Cuba must end.

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  5. poorrichard said,

    June 14, 2010 at 21:05

    I would like a separate U.N. investigation.. who would ever trust Israel?

  6. robertsgt40 said,

    June 14, 2010 at 22:20

    Hey poorrichard. Who would ever trust the U.N.? The IAEA for years said Iran had no nuke capability. Israel gets to them and they change their tune. All sixteen US intelligence sevices say no nukes. Can that guy and get someone to sing along(no AIPAC influence here) Israel has the US to hammer anyone that challenges Israel on anything. Obama’s OK with Israel investigating they’re own piracy and muderous acts. Sure.

  7. Lucifer's Taxi said,

    June 14, 2010 at 22:44

    Cuba Si- Israehell No! (Way to go, Fidel Castro!)

  8. Sonny Darson said,

    June 15, 2010 at 00:27

    Castro is right! Israel is doing to the Palestinians and Gaza what Hitler did to them. “Ethnic cleansing.”

  9. Adam Smitch said,

    June 15, 2010 at 00:36

    (Israel has set up its own probe with foreign experts and rejected a separate U.N. investigation.)

    That is like a serial killer promising to investigate himself.

    Once again Israel proves there is a double standard in the UN. Israel makes it’s own rules and does what ever it wants without any consequences, but the rest of the world has to follow the UN’s rules or face punishment. ??????

  10. Lansing said,

    June 15, 2010 at 01:09

    Since 1948 Israel picked up where Hitler left off.

  11. June 15, 2010 at 03:51

    Israel must be forced by the international comunity, to cumply with the unated nation’s mandate.
    Otherwise people who think, will continue thinking that the United Nations is just a joke…

  12. brian said,

    June 15, 2010 at 10:36

    Castro cant be made to retire..he HAS retired!

    His words are spot on. Israelis keep acting like nazis(only worse), yet get angry if this is pointed out….

  13. brian said,

    June 15, 2010 at 10:38

    NOTE Cuba and Gaza are both under blockade…only difference: Cuba has a military and cant be bombed by the US.
    Castro knows what most pool slumming zionists dont: what a blockade is like..

  14. Africa said,

    June 15, 2010 at 16:25

    Thank you to all brave people who stand up for the rights of the opressed. Thank you cubanos, Thank you Lula and los brasileiros, thank you and my heart goes out to you Turkey. Que dios se los pague. Hay cosas que no se pueden pagar por ser humano. Adelante todos unidos.

  15. June 15, 2010 at 17:54

    “Letting Israel investigate the attack on the aid flotilla is like letting Charlie Manson investigate the Sharon Tate killings.”

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