Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Spain's pro-Palestine hint irks Israel

Spain's pro-Palestine hint irks Israel
Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:11AM GMT
Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez
The Israeli regime expresses shock and despair over the Spanish foreign minister's call for a pan-European push towards the UN's recognition of an independent Palestinian state.

Tel Aviv formally protested on Monday Trinidad Jimenez's recent expression of optimism that the next month's meeting of EU foreign ministers in Poland would yield progress towards the issue, Reuters reported.

Yigal Palmor, a spokesman for the Israeli foreign ministry, announced Monday that the Spanish ambassador to Tel Aviv, Alvaro Iranzo, was summoned to the foreign ministry and that the Israeli regime was in a state of 'amazement and disappointment' over the remarks.

Israel has expressed its serious concerns to Iranzo over the possibility of UN recognition of Palestine as an independent state.

The Spanish ambassador has reportedly responded by alleging that Jimenez's comments were 'misunderstood.'

Jimenez stated in an interview with El Pais newspaper on Sunday that "there's the feeling that now is the time to do something, to give the Palestinians the hope that a state could become [a] reality."

"We have to give them some signal, because if we don't, it could generate great frustration for the Palestinian people," she added.

The Palestinian Authority is to formally submit a request to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for membership in the world body on September 20, when the UN General Assembly will commence its 66th session.

Israel's ministry of military affairs has reportedly paid nearly USD 22 million to purchase what has been described as 'crowd dispersal' weaponry to confront protest rallies that are expected to erupt in support of Palestine's UN recognition around the time the formal plea is submitted at the world body.

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Mario Rossi
8/23/2011 8:26:51 AM
Beautiful women always know the truth.
8/23/2011 7:57:39 AM
Good to see Spain supporting, Humanity needs few more good countries like Spain coming ahead and supporting humanity and giving them rights, Israel should be forced to sign NPT, and UN should pull Israel down to knee and should be made accountable for all the war crimes he has done, US should stop funding Israel.
8/23/2011 7:20:20 AM
LOOK. izrahell was a sad story to tell to kids BEFORE NAPPING about a little theif that stole a little land and some blood jewerly from his cousin that was a good man ,IZRAHELL DOESN'T GO BY THE HOLLY BOOK OF TOURAT , WRITTEN BY ARAMAICK LANGUAGE , NOT EVEN HEBREW ,take me back to the little theif time for the story to end with sadness for the little theif, THERE'S NO SUCH A THING AS AZIONNIST CULT IN THE OLD HEBREW GENETIC JEW TREE.NOT EVEN SPOKEN WORD IN THE HOLLY TOURAT.
miss liberty
8/23/2011 7:06:21 AM
i hope israhell will not do another "norway" in spain
8/23/2011 7:04:15 AM
What you see is a picture of a strong and worthy politician. Someone above Zionist corruption and fear. The Spanish people should be thankful.
8/23/2011 6:55:08 AM
Spanish should be on alert and look out. There could be false-flag attacks. MOSSAD has done their routines many times. Russians have been hit repeatedly from their stance against Israel.
John Scully
8/23/2011 6:45:44 AM
Well Done Spain , showing Israel that they do not rule you. Good bye Israel
8/23/2011 5:38:08 AM
8/23/2011 5:33:38 AM
to be or not to be slave that's the question for the Spanish.
We want no Israel in the earth!
8/23/2011 5:30:34 AM
DEATH TO ISRAEL 10000000000000 TIMES!!!
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