Friday, August 01, 2014

Bolivia and Israel

If Bolivia really decided that Israel was a "terrorist state" wouldn't they have done more than impose a visa requirement on its citizens? I'm not commenting on the wisdom of that label. It just seems like if that is what they really believe, then they really are letting Israel off easy.

It is interesting that the only countries taking action against Israel because of this conflict are all South American countries. The article linked above notes that Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru have all recalled their ambassador to Israel. I'm not sure if any country in any other region of the world has. I wonder why that is? And how big of a deal is this for Israel other than the symbolism of cut relations? Does Israel have very much trade with South America?