WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Organization of American States rejected a resolution criticizing Israel for its deadly Gaza aid flotilla raid.
The resolution at the annual OAS general assembly, taking place this year in Lima, Peru, was proposed Monday by Ecuador, which has in recent years become close to Venezuela, where the Chavez regime has become a stalwart of international anti-Israel activism.
Only 10 of the 33 OAS foreign ministers voted in favor.
B'nai B'rith International, one of several Jewish groups maintaining close ties with Latin American governments, had made representations to some of the OAS members saying that non-regional disputes distracted from urgent matters, including addressing poverty and crime in the region.
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