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June 20, 2013 12:16 pm

Anti-Semitic Comments by Panama Governor Draw Condemnation

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JNS.orgThe Governor of Panama, Omaira Mayin Correa, has been condemned by the Simon Wiesenthal Center for calling Jewish journalist Flor Mizrachi Angel “that little Jewboy from the Gestapo” on the radio June 17. The comment was a reaction to accusations from the journalist that Panama’s government is covering up corruption.

Simon Wiesenthal Center Director for International Relations Dr. Shimon Samuels, and the center’s Director for Latin America Sergio Widder, wrote a letter of complaint to Deputy Elías Castillo, president of the Latin American Parliament Deputy, asking him to “denounce the incident,” Israel National News reported.

“The Governor’s comments offend the memory of Jewish and other victims of the Nazi Gestapo and injure Panama, a long and devoted friend of the Jewish people and the State of Israel,” Samuels wrote.

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  • גרגורי אדלסטון

    Hear hear!!! Well said!!!

  • Aaron Pinchas

    Panama is not an anti Semitic country what so ever. It has its history and has shown to be a pro Israel nation. Yes it was wrong of the Governor, nevertheless Panama has be the most Pro Jewish nation in Latin America. That nation has elected two Jewish Presidents and has voted with Israel to prevent The Arabs from having a nation within our nation. It is important the Journalist continue to find corruption in the governments. Kudos to the journalist for working hard in finding truth and I hope this one incident doesn’t tarnish Panama as a whole.

  • 25,000 JEWS IN THIS TINY COUNTRY
    OF WHICH 10,000 ARE SEPHARIDIC.

    JEWS ARE THE WEALTH OF PANAMA AS WAS IN SPAIN AND PORTEGUAL.
    Those 2 countries are asking Jews to return to help bring back prosperity(spain and portegul) Tax free and many other assisatance for Jews who return to the xtian horrendous country of pain suffering and death and forced conversions to that church of horrors.

    Will panama suffer the same fate of spain and portegul in this year 2013 and become completely irrelevant after causing Jews to leave because of this governor??

  • Neil

    To Hell with these ‘officials’ from a tiny country that tolerated a drug smuggling dictator for so many years. It took the U.S. military a few days to clean up the Panamanian mess.
    The people continue to allow their country to be embarrassed by their leadership. If it weren’t for their American built canal and their Jewish owned businesses, their people would still be in dire poverty.

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