Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's controversial tweet.
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Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa tweeted apparent praise for the Nazi regime on Thursday in response to a critical post by Guillermo A. Cochez, Panama’s former representative to the Organization of American States.
In response to Cochez’s post, in which he quoted a former Ecuadorean president as saying that the current government is “typical fascist,” Correa engaged in bizarre political theater, tweeting “¡Heil Hitler!” Last year the Anti-Defamation League wrote to Correa, criticizing his decision to withdraw his ambassador from Tel Aviv in response to Israel’s war against Hamas, stating that his “government has failed to speak out against Hamas’s goal of eliminating the State of Israel, to condemn its indiscriminate acts of terrorism against Israeli civilians and the horrific suffering Hamas causes to its own people by its tactics of drawing fire to densely populated areas.”
There are around 1,000 Jews in Ecuador.