After 7 years of deteriorating ties || Israel silent on Chavez's death, but seeks to reboot relations with Venezuela
Foreign Ministry doesn't expect Jerusalem-Caracas ties to improve in the short term, but Chavez's possible successors are friendlier toward Israel; one has Jewish roots.
Israeli officials are keeping quiet on Wednesday after the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, unlike the United States and other countries - includng Iran - that have reached out to Caracas.
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