In Chile Election, Jews Must Choose Between a Pinochet Supporter and an Israel Basher

José Antonio Kast’s father was in the Wehrmacht; Gabriel Boric demands that Chile’s Jews denounce Israel’s policies. In an election driven more by who they’re against than who they’re for, the Jewish community is in a bind

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A woman walks past signs against Chilean presidential candidate Jose Antonio Kast of the Republican party in Santiago, last week.
A woman walks past signs against Chilean presidential candidate Jose Antonio Kast of the Republican party in Santiago, last week.Credit: MARTIN BERNETTI - AFP
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
A man walks past signs reading "Kast = Pinochet dictatorship", referring to Chilean presidential candidate Jose Antonio Kast.Credit: MARTIN BERNETTI - AFP
Chilean presidential candidate Jose Antonio Kast, from the Partido Republicano party, at a rally in Concepcion, Chile, on Tuesday.Credit: GUILLERMO SALGADO - AFP
Presidential candidate Gabriel Boric at a rally in Santiago, Chile, on Saturday.Credit: Esteban Felix/AP
A supporter installs a campaign poster promoting Republican Party presidential candidate Jose Antonio Kast, in Cariquima, Chile, Saturday.Credit: Matias Delacroix/AP

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