September 04, 2014
His Excellency Horacio Cartes
President of the Republic of Paraguay
Palacio de Gobierno
El Paraguayo Independiente entre O’leary y Ayolas
Dear Mr. President:
We commend the Republic of Paraguay for refusing to sign the one-sided July 29th MERCOSUR Declaration proposed by Venezuela, which condemned Israel in the conflict with Hamas, and ignored Hamas rocket attacks and tunnels constructed to infiltrate Israel.
Your refusal to sign the biased MERCOSUR declaration placed principle ahead of political expediency and distinguished the Republic of Paraguay as a moral voice at a difficult time.
We hope that Paraguay will continue to oppose prejudiced declarations singling out Israel for condemnation and serve as a model in the region by supporting initiatives that constructively promote peace, dialogue, security and mutual understanding in the Middle East.
Please be assured of our highest personal regard for the Government and people of Paraguay.
Abraham H. Foxman