Israel proclaims that it’s going to lower off the relations of the Spanish consulate with the Palestinians in response to the phrases of Yolanda Díaz | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.


As deliberate by the Israeli Foreign Minister, the Foreign Minister, Israel Katz, has not missed the phrases of the second vp of the Spanish Government, Yolanda Díaz, who in a video mentioned that “Palestine will be free from the river to the sea.” The help of the slogan that the Israelis see as a transparent name for the destruction of their State, situated between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, provoked Israeli indignation now translated into the measure introduced by Katz towards the Spanish diplomatic motion in Jerusalemn earlier than the Palestinians in West Bank.

“I have decided to cut the connection between the representation of Spain in Israel and the Palestinians and prohibit the Spanish consulate in Jerusalem from providing services to the Palestinians in Judea and Samaria (West Bank),” Katz acknowledged on the X community in three texts in Spanish, English and Hebrew that started like this: “Following the recognition by Spain of a Palestinian State and the anti-Semitic call of the vice president of the Spanish Government not to settle for recognizing a Palestinian State and “liberating Palestine from the river to the ocean.”

The discomfort in the Israeli Foreign Ministry is also due to the fact that the Spanish Government did not distance itself from Díaz's words, to whom this Friday Katz sent a message: “If this ignorant and hateful individual desires to know what the “Radical Islam, learn about 700 years of Islamic rule in Al Andalus, today's Spain.”

Before leaving Madrid after the decision for consultations in Jerusalem as Israel's response to the declaration of the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, to acknowledge the Palestinian State subsequent Tuesday, the Israeli ambassador, Rodica Radian-Gordondenounced that “this expression is a clear call for the elimination of Israel, promoting hatred and violence. Anti-Semitic proclamations can have no place in a democratic society, and it is absolutely intolerable that they have been uttered by a vice president of the Government.”

Albares denies that there are “anti-Semites” within the Government

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, has introduced that the Government will protest to Israel concerning the Israeli resolution to forestall the Palestinians within the West Bank from being cared for, whereas on the identical time denying that there are “anti-Semites” within the Spanish Executive.

In an interview on RAC1, collected by Europa Press, the minister indicated that the Executive goes to investigate the announcement made by the Israeli Foreign Minister, Israel Katz, and “of course if that is a decision as read from the literally” then “we will protest.

On the other hand, he stressed that “within the Government of Spain there aren’t any anti-Semites” but that it is “a tolerant, plural, numerous authorities that doesn’t settle for any hate speech, together with anti-Semitism.”