Memo To Israeli Foreign Ministry (Castro’s “ideals” regarding Israel have been pretty consistent over the years)

Cuba's Bohemia Mag. Oct. 1/1983
Cuba's Bohemia Mag. Oct. 1/1983
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin as seen by Castro regime (circa 1983)

“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,” said Yigal Palmor, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman this week.”

Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez
Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez

“Zionists are the same as Hitler’s hordes who massacred millions of Jews!” (1978 Cuban Communist Youth President, Bruno Rodriguez. who todays serves Cuba’s Foreign Minister)

Other “idealistic” headlines from Castro’s press:

““Israeli genocide continues against the Palestinian people.” (Aug. 2002)

“Sharon announces continuation of Palestinian holocaust.” (April 2002)

The Israeli Foreigh Ministry might also recall that Castro’s Stalinist regime co-sponsored the 1975 U.N resolution equating “Zionism with Racism.”


14 thoughts on “Memo To Israeli Foreign Ministry (Castro’s “ideals” regarding Israel have been pretty consistent over the years)

  1. I believe the moronic comment made by the spokesman for Israel’s foreign ministry not only personifies his and possibly the ministry’s ignorance, but also speaks volumes to the remarkable marketing job the media and the elites on the left have done with Che. They’ve taken a smelly, imbecilic, rambling fool who was a pernicious coward and turned him into some kind of super hero. Talk about sewing a silk purse out of sow’s ear.

    It is so sad to think that Yigal Palmor actually thought he was insulting Fidel with that remark.

    As you say… Unreal.

  2. Many people are in love with the “idea” of who they think Che is. In the popular imagination is a doctor who was so moved by latin American poverty that he decided to overthrow a brutal dictator and then make sure that every Cuban could read and have land to farm. The fact that this “idea” is false doesn’t matter to most people.

  3. There is ignorance and acceptance of misinformation here, but there may be more. The Israelis are under constant attacks from the left, which go as far as calling them fascists and even Nazi-like. They may feel they can get some PR mileage out of going along with the Che myth, a major leftist cult. As a corollary to that, they probably feel they cannot publicly bash such a sacred cow for fear of the inevitable backlash, which may have been one reason even John Paul II wouldn’t go there. But yes, if anyone should know better, that would be the Israelis.

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