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  • Peres Receives Warm Welcome in Spain

    Foreign Minister Shimon Peres received a warm welcome when he arrived here Sunday for a two-day official visit, the first by a senior Israeli Minister to Spain since the two countries established diplomatic relations more than a year ago. Peres was greeted at the airport by Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez who said relations with Israel… More ▸

  • Spain to Stress Jewish Contribution to America’s Discovery, Says Minister

    A high-ranking Spanish government official said here Wednesday that his government plans to stress the contribution of Spanish Jews to the discovery of America in the course of the quincentennial celebrations of the event in 1992. Luis Yanez, Spain’s Secretary of State for International Cooperation, said at a special briefing with Israeli reporters and the… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA an Academic to Be Israel’s New Ambassador to Spain

    Prof. Shlomo Ben Ami, head of Tel Aviv University’s School of History, has been designated to replace Samuel Hadass as Israel’s Ambassador to Spain. Hadass will be returning to Jerusalem as soon as his successor has been formally confirmed by the governments of Israel and Spain, and arrives in Madrid to assume his important post…. More ▸

  • Israel and Spain Are Moving Toward Closer Trade Relations

    Israel and Spain are moving closer to trade relations since the two countries established diplomatic ties early this year. The Spanish Minister of Trade, Luis Valesco, will visit Israel early next year and an Israeli trade delegation will go to Spain next month. The visits were arranged between the Spanish Minister and the Israeli Minister… More ▸

  • Spain and Israel to Broaden Cultural and Commercial Ties

    Spain and Israel have set up a joint panel of senior officials to plan a major broadening of cultural and commercial ties between the two countries. This is one immediate and practical upshot of the current official visit here by Spanish Foreign Minister Francisco Fernandez Ordonez–the first-ever visit by a Spanish Cabinet member to Israel…. More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines Jews and Non-jews in Spain

    The PLO has asked the Spanish government to accord it full diplomatic status. It has made this request ever since Israel was granted recognition by Spain early last year. Although the terrorist organization has a three-story building in the heart of Madrid, and has been operating almost as any Embassy, it has never enjoyed complete… More ▸

  • Spain, Israel Sign Trade Agreement

    Spain and Israel have concluded an agreement which will further trade contacts between the two countries. The agreement was signed by the heads of the Israeli and Spanish Chambers of Commerce at the end of the first official visit of Spanish business men to Israel since diplomatic relations were established earlier this year. The trade… More ▸