In this Feb. 2009 photo, Venezuelans hold up their ID cards during a protest against anti-semitism outside a synagogue in Caracas, Venezuela following outrage at the 2009 Israeli war on the Gaza Strip. (AP/Ariana Cubillos)

Israel Denies Entry To Impoverished Venezuelan Jews

‘It is our duty as Jews to raise our voices and demand that the State of Israel … expedite the absorption of these people,’ declared one orthodox rabbi who supports the group of Venezuelans hoping to immigrate to Israel.