Wiesenthal Center Not Surprised at Venezuelan Appointment of Holocaust Denier to State Official Role

June 17, 2020


Nicolás Maduro has appointed Israel-hater, Luis Fuenmayor Toro, former Rector of the Central University of Venezuela, to the influential National Electoral Council.

The Wiesenthal Centre uncovered Fuenmayor Toro's (
a Holocaust denier with public calls for an end to Israel's existence) ties to the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah. He is also typically known for his brutal abuse.even of his own son. Fuenmayor Toro has been censured by social networks for exceeding freedom of expression and delisted by the German Embassy in Caracas.

"The Chavista regime joins Iran in vile state policy to broadcast the denial of the Holocaust... From there it is a small step to target contemporary Jews worldwide”, noted the Centre.

“The proof was the 1994 AMIA Buenos Aires Jewish Centre bombing, with 85 dead and over 300 wounded - according to INTERPOL,“ stated the Centre’s Director for Latin America, Dr Ariel Gelblung.

“The Holocaust is a lie, let us make it a reality," has become Iranian policy. Its agency, the terror network, Hizbollah, as sleepers across the Americas...The slain AMIA Prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, shared with the Wiesenthal Centre, his findings of Iran's cells from Argentina via Trinidad to Surinam with headquarters in Venezuela,” recalled
Dr. Shimon Samuels, SWC Director for International Relations.

For further information, contact Samuels at csweurope@gmail.com, join the Center on Facebook, www.facebook.com/simonwiesenthalcenter, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent directly to your Twitter feed.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization numbering over 400.000 members. It holds consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS and the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO).

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