The official federation of Spanish Jews issued a statement October 27 opposing Catalonia’s effort to declare itself an independent republic.
Catalonia’s Pyrenees mountains offered refuge to thousands, hiking through knee-deep snow and ice and avoiding Nazi border patrols.
Marco Asensio’s seemingly-innocuous tweet drew nearly 15,000 responses.
Seeing armed police in riot gear outside a school in Barcelona, the Israeli lawmaker Ksenia Svetlova felt the instincts kick in from her days as
Violence between police and pro-independence protesters in Barcelona will not disrupt holiday services there.
Jewish leaders were unaware of injuries to community members after clashes between police and would-be voters in an independence referendum.
Nobody would deny that anti-Semitism in Spain exists and that it is a serious problem — but nuance and historic understanding are vital.
Dario Villanueva, director of the Spanish Royal Academy, said Ladino is “an extraordinarily important cultural and historical phenomenon.”
Boycotts of the Jewish state and pervasive anti-Semitism are not the ways to win over Jewish hearts and minds.
— Spanish judges scrapped motions favoring a boycott of Israel which were passed last year by the city councils of two municipalities. The …