Fidel Castro, Cuba’s dictator, has compared Israel to the Nazis.
“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 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.”
“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.”
Castro is no longer the official leader of Cuba. He stepped down some time ago to cede power to his brother, Raul. However, he rules from behind the scenes.
Cuba has a small Jewish community which continues to function without much interference from the government. Cuba used to have good relations with Israel but cut them off several years ago as it cozied up to the Arabs for economic and political reasons.
Castro has become one of the richest men in the world which is pretty good considering he has never been in business. Good thing for him that he can’t be punished for robbing his people blind.