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  • Israeli Film Wins Spanish Prize

    An Israeli film, "Hakayitz shel Aviya" (The Summer of Aviya) won first prize at the International Film Festival in Valladolid on Monday. The movie, which stars 12-year-old actress Kaipo Cohen, was runner up at the Berlin Film Festival last February. The story, based on the true life experience of Gila Almagor, who wrote the script… More ▸

  • Habimah Cancels Madrid Performance; Seen As Setback to Relations with Spain

    Habimah, Israel’s national theater, has canceled scheduled performances in the Madrid Autumn Theater Festival next month, which Israeli and Spanish officials agree could threaten to set back the development of cultural exchanges between the two countries. The reasons given here for the cancellation vary from a dispute over who would pay the expenses of the… More ▸

  • Shamir Wins Partial Backing for Plan from Britain, Spain

    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir wound up a five-day European trip here Thursday night, professing to be satisfied with the responses he got to Israel’s peace plan from the leaders of Britain and Spain. Although neither Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, with whom Shamir conferred in London earlier in the week, nor his Spanish host, Prime… More ▸

  • Spain Gives Shamir Warm Welcome, but is Ambiv Alent About Peace Plan

    Yitzhak Shamir, who is the first prime minister of Israel to pay an official visit to Spain, received a warm, personal welcome upon his arrival here Wednesday. But the prime minister faces a tough challenge in his effort to win Spanish support for the new Israeli peace initiative, whose main elements Shamir drafted. It is… More ▸

  • Spanish Foreign Minister Invites Arafat to Madrid for Peace Talks

    Spain is moving swiftly at the head of a European Community effort to bring Israelis and Palestinians together to talk peace. Spanish Foreign Minister Francisco Fernandez Ordonez has invited Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasir Arafat to Madrid for talks Jan. 27, E.C. sources disclosed here Monday. Fernandez himself will be going to Jerusalem Jan. 15… More ▸

  • With Spain at Helm of the E.c., More Contacts with PLO Planned

    Spain took over the rotating chairmanship of the European Community’s Council of Ministers Sunday and is likely to be deeply involved in Middle East peace efforts during its six-month tenure. The Middle East shares top priority on the E.C. agenda, along with East-West relations and the conflicts in Central America, a government spokesman in Madrid… More ▸

  • Israel, Spain Fail to Resolve Dispute over Tourist Visas

    Complaints that Spain is niggardly and uncooperative in issuing Israeli citizens tourist visas and other entry documents were the subject of bilateral talks here Saturday and Sunday. But no progress was reported on the issue after two days of discussion between Yossi Beilin, political director general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, and his Spanish counterpart,… More ▸

  • Minister in Spanish Government First Jew Since Inquisition

    The first Jew to serve in the Spanish government since the Jews were expelled from Spain nearly 500 years ago will take the oath of office here Tuesday. Enrique Mugica Herzog, a 56-year-old Socialist activist from San Sebastian, in the Basque region, will be sworn in as minister of justice. His appointment was part of… More ▸

  • Spanish Arms Deal with Israel Running into Domestic Opposition

    The Spanish Defense Ministry’s efforts to involve Israel Aircraft Industries in a $200 million project to modernize 24 Mirage-3 combat aircraft in the Spanish air force has run into strong opposition. Defense Minister Narciso Serra decided some time ago that two Spanish companies, Ceselsa and Casa, would put together a consortium to do the work…. More ▸