(JTA) — A city in northern Spain that is trying to increase its inbound tourist traffic lost a direct flight connection with Israel over its symbolic support for boycotting the Jewish state, a Spanish newspaper reported. The Spain branch of El Al for months had negotiated with tourist officials from the autonomous region of Galicia over…
(JTA) — Spanish Jews condemned a left-wing party’s use of alleged anti-Semitic imagery to protest against President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to the country. The Madrid branch of Izquerda Unida, or United Left, on Thursday tweeted the controversial image, which shows a depiction of a thick-lipped Obama standing behind a wall amid explosions while hugging…
(JTA) — Following legal action by supporters of Israel, four Spanish municipalities dropped their former policy of support for boycotts of the Jewish state. Occurring amid an unprecedented judicial crackdown in Spain against the phenomenon, three of the four reversals last month came following court-issued injunctions that suspended municipal motions passed in support of a boycott,…
One month after passing a motion supporting a boycott against Israel, the Spanish municipality of Aviles distanced itself from that position and denounced it as discriminatory.
Spain’s government expressed “deep concern at the loss of many dozens of lives” of Palestinians as a result of Israel’s “use of force” in reaction to attacks against its citizens.
Spanish judges responsible for international affairs canceled the registration of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a war crimes suspect, which they said was a jurisdictional error.
A street name sign honoring a Spanish Jew was damaged in the southern Spanish city of Torremolinos amid a debate over the municipality’s decision to celebrate Hanukkah.
Spain’s king honored Sephardic Jews at a ceremony recognizing a new law that confers citizenship on the descendants of those banished during the Inquisition.
A far-left politician from the city of Cordoba in southern Spain said that a local Jewish music festival would need to be rethought if a motion she had submitted in favor of boycotting Israel passed.
A town in northern Spain held an official ceremony to celebrate its name change from “kill Jews town.”