Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Reguev told Efe that
so far, they have not heard of any intention of the Venezuelan
Government to break off relations.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez recalled last Thursday the Venezuelan deputy chief of mission to Tel Aviv. Israel, on turn, recalled Ambassador Shlomo Cohen, who returned Tuesday, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Chávez, a critic of Israel due to heavy shelling on Lebanese Hezbollah militias, resolved to break off relations, the electronic version of daily Haaretz stated, as quoted by Efe.
The Venezuelan president called "Adolf Hitler-style, unjustified aggression" the Israeli military incursion to prevent Hezbollah attacks on north Israel with thousand Katiusha rockets and ground-ground missiles.