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Spain: Burgas probe ‘essential’ for EU’s ban of Hezbollah

Spain’s deputy FM says the investigation’s findings into bombing of Israeli bus in Bulgaria are “essential“ for the EU process to list Hezbollah as a terror entity.



The results of Bulgaria’s investigation into the possible role of Hezbollah in July’s suicide bombing there of an Israeli tour bus “will be essential“ for the EU process to list the Lebanese organization as a terrorist entity, Spain’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gonzalo de Benito said on Wednesday.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Jerusalem Post from Abuja, Nigeria, de Benito, whose title is secretary of state for foreign affairs, said of a proposed blacklisting of Hezbollah, “We want to take the decision with our European countries and are waiting for the report” from Bulgaria.

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Spain: If you restore it, Israelis will come

Seeking to attract more Israeli tourists, Spain is investing tens of millions of euros in restoring ancient synagogues and Jewish cultural sites. Yes, including a revival of kosher cuisine


Despite the economic crisis and the new austerity measures affecting Spain recently, more than a few of the country’s local authorities are ready and willing to allot funds for the restoration of the country’s Jewish past. With good reason – Spain has seen a consistent rise in the number of Jewish and Israeli visitors in recent years.

A busy plaza in Barcelona Photo: Gili Sofer

A busy plaza in Barcelona Photo: Gili Sofer

An article published recently in the Spanish newspaper “La Vanguardia” indicated that in six years, Israeli tourists have increased their spending in Barcelona by a factor of four. Continue Reading »

Something New Under the Sun: Israeli Hybrid Solar Tech. in Spain

AORA, the innovative solar energy developer using Israeli research, dedicated its Second Hybrid Micro CSP Power Station in Spain.

AORA Solar (www.aora-solar.com), a renewable energy pioneer and leading developer of applied ultra-high temperature concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, has completed construction on its second gas turbine solar thermal power station. The station was constructed over a period of seven months, and is designed for a minimum economic lifespan of 25 years..

Built in Almeria, Spain, the plant is now undergoing commissioning and certification and is scheduled to begin regular power generation. An official dedication was held on February 7th, attended by VIPs from Spain, Israel, the United States and several other countries, as well as by politicians and businessmen. Continue Reading »