Countries outside the US orbit of influence will also make token statements, withdraw ambassadors, in those moments when there’s an Israeli incursion or protestors being shot – situations when an objective country expresses concern about war crimes. Israel takes note of that. They have a map of those regimes that aren’t silenced by them and they want them gone. Libya’s been a target for a while, taken care of now and the hardship of the people is of no concern to US or Israeli leaders.
I’m not saying that Israel is the reason for the US policy on Venezuela, not just Trump’s but the previous coup attempt and Obama’s attempt to isolate them by making nice to Cuba. Oil is big here as well as a Cold War struggle against a socialist bloc or a South American resistance to US hegemony. But Israel’s another big, growling political doggie. Guaidó and Netanyahu are both friends of the openly Fascist Bolsonaro, and the message here is that if you put up any resistance to, among others, Israel, the clamps will be put on economically, your people will starve and leave the country, and if possible we’ll steal your oil and gold thank you very much while the UN asks our permission to use the rest room.
Israel is after all a model economy and Venezuela is ‘failed socialism,’ so put sanctions on Venezuela so they can’t sell your oil and give billions of dollars to Israel every year, because Israel, um, needs it more or whatever. Fun fact: since South Africa ended apartheid, their GDP growth has been almost the same as Israel’s during the same time, without Uncle Sam’s allowance.