Tag Archive for Israel Spain

Spanish courts nullify 2 anti-Israel resolutions passed by local municipalities


With Spain having the highest number of anti-Israel municipal rulings in Europe, Spanish Courts have begun to take a hard line against the BDS movement, as panels of judges in Barcelona & Valencia begin overturning those decisions to boycott Israel.

By Amit Mizrahi


Judges in the Spanish cities of Valencia and Barcelona have overturned two anti-Israel decisions passed by Spanish municipalities under the auspices of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement (BDS).

The decisions were passed by the local councils of Xeraco, south of Valencia, and Olesa de Montserrat, near Barcelona in the Catalon region.

Under pressure, SodaStream relocated from the West Bank to Israel’s Negev, employing Israeli Bedouin, when 600 Palestinians lost their jobs as a result of the move.

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Spanish judge issues arrest warrants for ‘Netanyahu & Gang’


In a move branded ‘provocative’ by Israel’s foreign ministry, since the UN declared Gaza blockade legal, & ICC’s refusal to investigate the intercepted flotilla of ships, the Israeli PM & 6 current & former gov’t officials were named on arrest warrants.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


A Spanish judge has issued an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, along with several other serving and former government officials.


Judge Jose de la Mata ordered police and national guard forces to notify him immediately if Netanyahu or several other named Israeli officials entered the country. The ruling surrounds the case of the 2010 Mavi Marmara raid, in which IDF forces were attacked by Islamist extremists as they intercepted a flotilla of ships attempting to breach the IDF’s blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza. Continue Reading »

Spain requests UN probe into peacekeeper’s death in Lebanon from IDF retaliatory fire

Israel’s FM Lieberman offered his condolences to his Spanish counterpart on peacekeeper’s death, explaining how Israel holds Hezbollah responsible.

By i24news


Spain on Wednesday appealed to the UN asking the international body to launch an “urgent” probe into the death of a Spanish peacekeeper near the Lebanese border earlier in the day.

IDF evacuating injured IDF soldier after Hezbollah attack on Israel, 28/01/15 – Photo: AFP

A UN peacekeeper from Spain was killed in Lebanon on Wednesday in an exchange of fire that ensued between Israel and Hezbollah, following an attack by the Lebanon-based terror group that left two Israeli soldiers dead. Continue Reading »

Spanish parliament backs eventual Palestine state after solution with Israel


Spanish lawmakers urges Spanish government to recognize “Palestine” as a state in nonbinding text, albeit only after Israel & Palestinian leaders reach a negotiated solution.

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff


Spanish lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognize “Palestine” as a state, albeit only when Israel and the Palestinians negotiate a solution to their long-standing conflict.

Palestinian delegate to Spain Musa Amer Odeh, center, celebrates after Spanish lawmakers approved a nonbinding motion urging their government to recognize “Palestine” as a state, Tuesday – Photo: Reuters

The symbolic motion, which echoes similar votes last month in Britain and Ireland, was backed by all the political groupings in the lower house after the ruling People’s Party watered down the wording hours after the attack in a Jerusalem synagogue in which five Israelis were killed by two Arab terrorists from east Jerusalem.

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