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  • Spanish Premier to Vist After All

    Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez Marquez is planning to visit Israel after all, despite media reports last week to the contrary. Sources in Madrid said Gonzalez was irritated by media reports that he was postponing a visit to Israel that he had planned for this fall and has now decided to make the trip as… More ▸

  • Spanish Leader Cancels Plans to Visit Israel on Mideast Tour

    Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez Marquez of Spain apparently has canceled plans to visit Israel this fall, officials in Madrid confirmed over the weekend. He acted contrary to the advice of his foreign minister, Francisco Fernandez Ordonez, sources there said. The unexpected change of plans is the first serious break in the smooth pace at which… More ▸

  • Spanish King Accepts Invitation to Visit Israel, He Tells Levy

    King Juan Carlos I of Spain has accepted an invitation from President Chaim Herzog to visit Israel next year. The invitation was delivered by Israeli Forging Minister David Levy, who met which the King Wednesday in Granada. Juan Carlos agreed that March 31, 1992 would be the symbolically appropriate date for his visit. It will… More ▸

  • Peace Talks with Syria Possible, Levy Says During Visit to Spain

    Peace talks between Israel and Syria could begin immediately if Damascus gives a positive reply to President Bush’s recent request for flexibility, Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy said here Tuesday. Levy spoke to reporters after meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Francisco Fernandez Ordonez. “We are expecting that Syria will finally give its answer and that… More ▸

  • Impatient Israelis, Palestinians to Meet in Spain for Peace Talks

    Some Israelis and Palestinians cannot wait for U.S. Secretary of State James Baker to find the right formula to bring the two parties together. A large delegation from the Israeli peace camp will meet later this week in Spain with a similar-size delegation of Palestinian activists. The three-day conference, a far cry from either an… More ▸

  • Spanish Prize Goes to Sephardim, Honored by Spain, German Leader

    Spain’s most prestigious award, the Premio Principe de Asturias, was presented to Sephardic Jewry at ceremonies here last Thursday. The presentation was made by Felipe de Borbon, prince of Asturias, the son of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain. It was accepted by a 10-member delegation representing Sephardic communities all over the world,… More ▸

  • Iai Sues Spanish Firm

    Israeli Aircraft Industries has filed a lawsuit against a Spanish electronics company, asking for more than $125 million in compensation for stolen technology, breaking a contract, lost income and a perceived loss of world market share in the business of modernizing old airplanes. Ceselsa, the Spanish firm, which is a private concern, said Wednesday through… More ▸

  • Spain to Give Prestigious Prize to Descendants of Expelled Jews

    Spain is awarding one of its most prestigious prizes, the Prince of Asturias Prize, to world Sephardic Jewry, the descendants of the Jews expelled from Spain 500 years ago. The award was announced Friday by the Principality of Asturias Foundation in the northwest city of Oviedo, near the Bay of Biscay. The presentation is made… More ▸

  • King of Spain May Visit Israel, Arens Says on Return from Madrid

    King Juan Carlos of Spain has agreed in principle to make a state visit to Israel, Foreign Minister Moshe Arens announced Wednesday evening, upon his return from Madrid. This would be the first visit to Israel by a Spanish head of state, and one of the very few royal visits at all to the Jewish… More ▸

  • Arens Visits Portugal and Spain, May Return with Diplomatic Prize

    Foreign Minister Moshe Arens began a six-day official visit to Spain on Friday, following the first visit ever by an Israeli foreign minister to Spain’s Iberian neighbor, Portugal. But his otherwise routine sojourn in Lisbon was capped by a development reported in a somewhat mysterious and tantalizing addendum to the official account of what transpired…. More ▸