Anti-Semitic comments by Panama governor draw condemnation

( The Governor of Panama, Omaira Mayin Correa, has been condemned by the Simon Wiesenthal Center for calling Jewish journalist Flor Mizrachi Angel “that little Jewboy from the Gestapo” on the radio June 17. The comment was a reaction to accusations from the journalist that Panama’s government is covering up corruption.

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Simon Wiesenthal Center Director for International Relations Dr. Shimon Samuels, and the center's Director for Latin America Sergio Widder, wrote a letter of complaint to Deputy Elías Castillo, president of the Latin American Parliament Deputy, asking him to “denounce the incident,” Israel National News reported.

“The Governor’s comments offend the memory of Jewish and other victims of the Nazi Gestapo and injure Panama, a long and devoted friend of the Jewish people and the State of Israel,” Samuels wrote.

Posted on June 20, 2013 .