News and updates about Spain

Four arrested in Spain and Germany over drones to Hezbollah

Three people arrested in Spain, one more in Germany, on suspicion of belonging to a network that supplied Hezbollah terrorist organization with parts to build kamikaze drones to be used against Israel.

Four arrested in Spain and Germany over drones to Hezbollah

Spain officially asks to join South Africa's suit against Israel

Spanish government submits official request to join South Africa's lawsuit accusing Israel of 'genocide' in Gaza.

Spain officially asks to join South Africa's suit against Israel

Know Spain: No gain

From the River to the Sea, Catalonia will be free. Op-ed.

Know Spain: No gain

The toddler diplomats – Spain, Norway, and Ireland

Spain, Norway, and Ireland share some common experiences that may shed light on their Palestinian Arab advocacy and contempt for Israel. Opinion.

The toddler diplomats – Spain, Norway, and Ireland

Spanish government joins ICJ 'genocide' case against Israel

'Spanish government has lost its way, lost its bearings, lost their sight, and are deaf to Jews' right to defend against terror,' says European Jewish Association after Spain joins ICJ 'genocide' case.

Spanish government joins ICJ 'genocide' case against Israel

After recognizing 'Palestine':

Spanish PM meets PA cabinet leader

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez meets PA cabinet leader Mohammad Mustafa and leading officials from several Middle Eastern countries.

Spanish PM meets PA cabinet leader

Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognize Palestinian state

The formal recognition comes several days after the three countries announced their intention to do so.

Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognize Palestinian state

Foreign Ministry warns Spain:

Don't provide services to 'Palestinians'

In a letter to the Spanish Embassy in Israel, Israel's Foreign Ministry calls out 'inciting and hateful antisemitic statements' by Spanish officials, warns against providing services to Palestinian Authority residents who are not Spanish citizens.

Don't provide services to 'Palestinians'

Germany and Portugal:

'Now is not the time to recognize a Palestinian state'

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Portuguese Prime Minister Luis Montenegro say the time is not ripe to recognize a Palestinian state, after three other European countries did so.

'Now is not the time to recognize a Palestinian state'

Following anti-Israel remarks

European Jewish Association calls on Spanish Vice PM to resign

The association calls on EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell to condemn Spanish Vice-President Yolanda Diaz and Prime Minister Sanchez to distance the government from her statements.

European Jewish Association calls on Spanish Vice PM to resign

Ambassador Erdan:

'You recognized an entity of murderers, rapists, and kidnappers'

Israel's Ambassador to the UN condemned Norway, Ireland, and Spain for recognizing a Palestinian state and commented on the video showing the abduction of IDF lookouts on October 7th.

'You recognized an entity of murderers, rapists, and kidnappers'

Report:

Israel's first steps against countries that recognized PA state

In addition to summoning the ambassadors of the countries that today recognized a Palestinian state, Israel will exclude the representatives from these countries from official briefings.

Israel's first steps against countries that recognized PA state

Amichai Chikli building support for Israel - in unlikely places

Israel's Diaspora Minister Amichai Chikli addresses convention hosted by Vox, Spanish far-right party criticized for neo-Nazi ties.

Amichai Chikli building support for Israel - in unlikely places

Spain:

'We won't allow ships carrying arms to Israel at our ports'

Spanish Foreign Minister says his country will not be allowing ships carrying arms to Israel to call at its ports because "the Middle East does not need more weapons, it needs more peace."

'We won't allow ships carrying arms to Israel at our ports'

After outrage:

Spanish museum renames pro-Palestinian program

Madrid's Reina Sofia museum changes the name of pro-Palestinian Arab program which was called "From The River To the Sea".

Spanish museum renames pro-Palestinian program

EU foreign policy chief:

'Several countries will recognize a Palestinian state on May 21'

The comments by Josep Borrell follow a recent statement by Slovenia, Ireland, Malta and Spain that they had agreed to take steps to recognize a Palestinian state.

'Several countries will recognize a Palestinian state on May 21'

Irish PM:

'We're close to formally recognizing a Palestinian state'

After meeting Spanish counterpart, Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris says his country would like to recognize a Palestinian state in concert with Spain and other like-minded countries.

'We're close to formally recognizing a Palestinian state'

Spanish PM:

'Israel's response in Gaza risks destabilizing the Middle East'

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez criticizes Israel, insists recognition of a Palestinian state is "in Europe's geopolitical interests".

'Israel's response in Gaza risks destabilizing the Middle East'

Due to security situation:

Israeli Chief Rabbi sneaked out side door of airport in Spain

Rabbi David Lau paid a short visit to Madrid where he met with community leaders and rabbis and was escorted by armed guards.

Israeli Chief Rabbi sneaked out side door of airport in Spain

Spanish PM:

'We will recognize Palestinian state by July'

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tells reporters he plans to move ahead with plans to recognize Palestinian statehood which he announced recently along with other European leaders.

'We will recognize Palestinian state by July'

Spain: Locals say 'Kill Jews' cocktail not antisemitic

In the Spanish town of León, locals toast Easter with a ‘Kill Jews’ cocktail.

Spain: Locals say 'Kill Jews' cocktail not antisemitic

Spain air drops aid to Gaza

Spanish military planes air drop 26 tons of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, joining several other countries to have done so.

Spain air drops aid to Gaza

Israel's Foreign Ministry:

'Recognition of Palestinian state a reward to terrorism'

Israel’s Foreign Ministry criticizes plan by Ireland, Malta, Slovenia and Spain to recognize a Palestinian state, as the four countries announced last week.

'Recognition of Palestinian state a reward to terrorism'

Four European leaders:

'We're ready to recognize Palestine'

Prime Ministers of Ireland, Malta, Slovenia and Spain release joint statement, say they have agreed to take initial steps towards recognizing a Palestinian state.

'We're ready to recognize Palestine'

Spain announces additional funding to UNRWA

Spain will give UNRWA an additional 20 million euros in aid, after other countries suspended funding due to its ties to Hamas.

Spain announces additional funding to UNRWA

Joins other countries

Spain sanctions 12 residents of Judea and Samaria

Spanish Foreign Minister announces that Spain has initiated a process of sanctioning 12 residents of Judea and Samaria who it claims committed violent acts against Palestinian Arabs.

Spain sanctions 12 residents of Judea and Samaria

Same time as Navalny:

Russian pilot who defected found murdered in Spain

Body of helicopter pilot who defected to Ukraine last year found riddled with bullets, run over the same week Russian opposition leader mysteriously died in prison. Suspects burned the car used in the assassination.

Russian pilot who defected found murdered in Spain

New Israeli marathon record set in Spain

Israeli runner Gashau Ayale has become the first Israeli to finish a marathon below 2:05:00, securing himself a place on the Israeli Olympic team in the process.

New Israeli marathon record set in Spain

Eurabia is the major sponsor of Hamas

Arab countries have distanced themselves from the Palestinian Arabs, considering them “troublemakers and liars,” says the Algerian novelist Boualem Sansal. “The Palestinians have thus turned to the West."

Eurabia is the major sponsor of Hamas

Spain:

Radicalized teen to be held at detention center

Spain's high court orders 17-year-old with suspected links to ISIS to be held on remand for at least six months.

Radicalized teen to be held at detention center

US court won't overrule Spanish law in art case

US court rules Madrid museum can keep Pissarro painting looted by the Nazis.

US court won't overrule Spanish law in art case

Report:

European countries warned of planned terror attacks

Austria, Germany and Spain received warnings that an Islamist terrorist cell plans to carry out attacks on New Year's Eve or Christmas.

European countries warned of planned terror attacks

Which Country Has Better Conditions for Your Family?

Many people consider that Spain and Portugal are developed and prospective EU countries for relocation.

Which Country Has Better Conditions for Your Family?

'Giving a tailwind to terror'

Belgian and Spanish ambassadors to be reprimanded

Netanyahu and FM Cohen criticize Belgian and Spanish Prime Ministers who levelled accusations at Israel hours before hostage release.

Belgian and Spanish ambassadors to be reprimanded

Spain:

Balearic Islands issue recognition of anti-Jewish discrimination

Spain’s Balearic Islands officially recognize centuries of injustice against crypto-Jews on Majorca.

Balearic Islands issue recognition of anti-Jewish discrimination

Spanish synagogues defaced by anti-Israel graffiti

Spain-Israel tensions flare and multiple Spanish synagogues are hit with anti-Israel graffiti.

Spanish synagogues defaced by anti-Israel graffiti

87 workers trapped in park that closed months ago

87 workers are required by their contracts to remain employed at an amusement park in Spain which closed down some time ago.

87 workers trapped in park that closed months ago

Iranian activists face campaign of intimidation in Europe

The regime uses a wide variety of means to try and silence critics even outside its borders.

Iranian activists face campaign of intimidation in Europe

Jewish groups to Spain authority: Change antisemitic definitions

Spain’s language authority still uses an antisemitic definition of ‘Jew.’ These groups want it deleted.

Jewish groups to Spain authority: Change antisemitic definitions

Tourists told to avoid Spanish beach over 'piranha-style' fish

15 bathers at Benidorm beaches bitten by Obladas fish, which is attracted to wounds and moles on humans.

Tourists told to avoid Spanish beach over 'piranha-style' fish

Spain:

Lawsuit filed in Barcelona over ex-Mayor's Israel boycott

Court accepts lawsuit by Action and Communication on the Middle East following former Barcelona Mayor's decision to support BDS.

Lawsuit filed in Barcelona over ex-Mayor's Israel boycott

Pegasus spyware scandal:

Spain shelves probe, cites lack of cooperation from Israel

Spanish judge probing alleged hacking of ministers' phones with Israeli-made spyware shelves his investigation.

Spain shelves probe, cites lack of cooperation from Israel

Hispanic Jewish Foundation receives building for historic museum

Fundación HispanoJudía (FHJ) receives public tender from Madrid Metro for state-of-the-art Hispanic Jewish Museum.

Hispanic Jewish Foundation receives building for historic museum

Spain:

Barcelona mayor who boycotted Israel unseated in elections

The mayor, Ada Colau, caused an uproar when she announced she is suspending all of the city’s ties with Israel.

Barcelona mayor who boycotted Israel unseated in elections

'He always felt amazed at Spaniards' ignorance of Jewish legacy'

Doña Gracia Award bestowed on businessman and philanthropist Stuart Weitzman for his work on educating Spaniards about their Jewish history.

'He always felt amazed at Spaniards' ignorance of Jewish legacy'

Chabad in Barcelona hit with anti-Israel graffiti

The incident comes nine days after the Great Synagogue of Barcelona was painted with graffiti.

Chabad in Barcelona hit with anti-Israel graffiti

Pizza sparks fire in Madrid restaurant

Two dead, 12 injured, after flambéed pizza sparks fire in Madrid restaurant. 'Number of fatalities could have been higher,' mayor says.

Pizza sparks fire in Madrid restaurant

Antisemitic graffiti left on Barcelona's largest synagogue

Graffiti calling for destruction of Israel 'from the river to the sea' painted on facade of the Maimonides Synagogue.

Antisemitic graffiti left on Barcelona's largest synagogue

Spain vows stronger efforts to combat antisemitism

King of Spain meets with World Jewish Congress officials, as government pledges greater measures against antisemitism.

Spain vows stronger efforts to combat antisemitism

WJC unveils report on EU progress tackling antisemitism

World Jewish Congress shares findings as it meets with Spanish king ahead of country’s EU presidency.

WJC unveils report on EU progress tackling antisemitism

Israel expels European Union parliament member

Anti-Israel EU parliament member from Spain refused entry into Israel as part of diplomatic mission, is forced to return home.

Israel expels European Union parliament member

More than 15,000 call on Barcelona to reverse Israel boycott

Petition with more than 15,000 signatures calls on Barcelona City Council to vote to restore twin city relationship with Tel Aviv.

More than 15,000 call on Barcelona to reverse Israel boycott

Spanish FM criticizes Barcelona for cutting ties with Israel

Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares: I do not believe that anything good is achieved by suspending, cutting, expelling.

Spanish FM criticizes Barcelona for cutting ties with Israel

Following city's boycott:

President of FC Barcelona soccer in gesture to Israel

FC Barcelona president hosts personnel from Israeli Embassy, presents them with team shirts.

President of FC Barcelona soccer in gesture to Israel

Barcelona city council rejects mayor’s un-twinning with Tel Aviv

Council votes down mayor's severing of Israel ties but vote is only symbolic, with members not having veto over decision.

Barcelona city council rejects mayor’s un-twinning with Tel Aviv

Spanish bar, formerly a church, revealed as medieval synagogue

Archaeologists in Spain have excavated a 14th-century Sephardic synagogue, revealing a women’s section and ritual baths.

Spanish bar, formerly a church, revealed as medieval synagogue

Palestinian activists attack Israeli ambassador in Madrid

The Israeli ambassador to Spain was attacked during a conference at Complutense University, marking 30 years to the Oslo Accords.

Palestinian activists attack Israeli ambassador in Madrid

After Barcelona boycott:

Madrid offers to be Tel Aviv’s twin city

Madrid’s mayor criticizes Barcelona's decision to cut ties with Israel, offer his city as Tel Aviv's Spanish twin.

Madrid offers to be Tel Aviv’s twin city

Spanish Jewish org furious after Barcelona cuts Tel Aviv ties

Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain slams the decision by Barcelona city council to sever ties with its twin city Tel Aviv.

Spanish Jewish org furious after Barcelona cuts Tel Aviv ties

'Puts pressure on the occupation'

PA welcomes Barcelona boycott of Israel

PA foreign affairs bureau praises Mayor of Barcelona's decision to suspend all institutional relations with Israel.

PA welcomes Barcelona boycott of Israel