"Mr Chavez rounded on Israel at the weekend, accusing the Jewish state of committing a "new Holocaust".Under any condition?
"Israel has gone mad. It's attacking, doing the same thing to the Palestinian and Lebanese people that they have criticised - and with reason - the Holocaust. But this is a new Holocaust."
The Venezuelan president has also angered Israel by showing support for Iran, which backs Hezbollah and has called for Israel's annihilation.
During a visit to Tehran at the end of last month, Mr Chavez said Venezuela would "stand by Iran at any time and under any condition"."