Ariel University receives over $100,000 compensation from Spanish gov’t for capitulating to BDS pressure in 2009 by excluding the West Bank university from a ‘green-housing’ competition.
The Spanish government recently paid 430,000 shekels (100,000 dollars) in compensation to an Israeli university in the West Bank for an incident in which 15 architecture students were barred from an international competition sponsored by the Spanish Housing Ministry because they came “from the occupied territories”.
Ariel University had been involved in a complicated legal struggle after a team it sent to Spain in 2009 advanced to become one of 21 finalists in a competition for designing an environmentally-friendly home, Israeli news website Ynet reported. Continue Reading »
Two judges from Spain’s National Court ruled the registration of Israeli PM Netanyahu as a war crime suspect over Marmara raid, was ‘a jurisdictional error.’
By Gil Ronen
Spanish judges canceled on Thursday an earlier decision to register Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and six other officials as war crimes suspects, and said it had been a jurisdictional error.
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Spanish daily El Diario – cited by JTA – reported that the ruling, by two judges from Spain’s National Court, concerned Netanyahu and six other Israeli officials: former defense minister Ehud Barak, former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, current defense minister Moshe Ya’alon, former interior minister Eli Yishai, former minister Benny Begin and former Navy commander Eliezer Marom.
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 »
A Madrid court has decided to temperately shelve its probe into the Israeli leaders of the raid on the Mavi Marmara.
A Madrid court on Thursday shelved a five-year-old investigation into the Israeli raid on the Gaza-bound Marmara flotilla.
Marmara Netanyahu & Barak – Photo: IDF Spokesman,Gil Yochanan, Mark Israel Salem
The investigation could potentially be re-opened if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ever visits Spain.
The 2010 raid killed nine Turkish activists, while a tenth Turk died four years later from his injuries. Spanish activists were also present on the ships.
Spain has been pioneering the use of universal jurisdiction, a concept where crimes against humanity can be prosecuted across borders. Continue Reading »