Since 2006, the Anti-Defamation League has been following closely the anti-Semitic tone emanating from the government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. ADL’s research sheds light on the relations of the government with fundamental Islam, the anti-Israel rhetoric used by the government apparatus, and the scapegoating of Israel and Jews as a political tool.
A March 3, 2012 editorial in the government-aligned Kikiriki newspaper stated: "...the Zionist Jews seized the money of the world and its large corporations, banks and companies; its radio, TV and print media, and now they have an eye on Venezuela. Capriles Radonski, billionaire, is the son of a Jewish father and Jewish mother, thus one needs to study his international connections and look deep into its history. We will be screwed if Jews come to power and whomever doubts it ask the Palestinians and Arabs."