“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” – Psalm 122:6
Israel’s Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres sent a letter of thanks to former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro for his words of support for Israel’s right to exist and empathy with the tragedies of Jewish history.
Castro, in a recent interview with The Atlantic Magazine, said Israel “without a doubt” has the right to exist, and criticized Iranian President Mahmoud Admadinejad for his Holocaust denial, saying Iran should understand the consequences of theological anti-Semitism.
“I don’t think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews,” Castro said. “I would say much more than Muslims…because they are blamed and slandered for everything. No one blames the Muslims for anything.” (Read full article, The Jerusalem Post, September 26, 2010, pag. 2).
To hear these words of support for Israel from Fidel Castro has surprised Jews and Christians around the world, but are warmly welcomed, to be sure.
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