Fidel Castro, the liberals‘ favorite thug was interviewed by tool Jeffrey Goldberg, who quoted Fidel Castro as criticizing Iran for anti-Semitism. Of course Goldberg doesn’t recall all the times that Castro sided with Yasser Arafat over the years.
The timing of Castro’s statements coincided with the Jewish holidays.
The real story is that Cuba is broke, the Cuban dictatorship is desperately trying to stay in power and is seeking for the USA to grant it credit so it can continue.
Jaime Darenblum writes (h/t Babalu),
Fidel Castro, with Ploys and PR Stunts, Seeks to use Jews (emphasis added)
A final point about Castro and the Jews: While his remarks to Jeffrey Goldberg appeared to be a harsh critique of anti-Semitism, they were actually an example of anti-Semitism in disguise. Fidel was motivated to make those remarks by a conspiratorial belief that Jews are an all-powerful lobby in the United States. The whole episode reminded me of Erich Honecker’s attempts to boost his image with American Jews in the late 1980s, at a time when his East German regime was hoping to establish warmer relations with the United States. In 1988, Honecker restored a synagogue in East Berlin and visited with World Jewish Congress leader Edgar Bronfman, assuming that Bronfman could arrange a meeting with President Reagan. Needless to say, the Honecker-Reagan meeting never happened, and the Berlin Wall soon collapsed. But Honecker’s outreach to Bronfman reflected his belief that Jews control the American government.
Castro apparently harbors the same illusions. Don’t be misled by his comments to Goldberg. In his clumsy attempt to ingratiate himself with American Jews, Fidel revealed the deeply ingrained anti-Semitism that continues to shape his worldview.
I said it when the Jeffrey Goldberg articles first came out, and I repeat it: Goldberg has been played for the useful fool he is.