Spain recognizes Israel as Jewish homeland, for first time

FM Jimenez’s UN speech is particularly dramatic since Spain is considered a leading EU country to support Palestinian rights.

Spain’s Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez presented a new policy for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on Saturday, declaring Israel as the homeland of the Jews for the first time and saying that the issue of Palestinian refugees should be solved in such a way that it does not compromise Israel’s current demographic makeup of a Jewish majority.

Jimenez’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly is particularly dramatic in light of the fact that Spain is considered the leading EU country to support Palestinian rights. Adopting such a pro-Israel stance may lead to other countries to follow suit.

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Categories: Israel, Judaism, Middle East, Spain

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