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  • 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 ▸

  • First Ambassador of Spain to Israel to Present His Credentials Next Week

    Pedro Lopez Aguirre de Goa, the first Ambassador of Spain to Israel, arrived here Sunday and will present his credentials to President Chaim Herzog next Monday. Spain and Israel established diplomatic relations in January and the first Israeli envoy, Shmuel Hadass, has already taken up his post in Madrid. In remarks to reporters, Lopez Aguirre… More ▸

  • Israel’s First Envoy to Spain Presents His Credentials to King

    Shmuel Hadass became Israel’s first Ambassador to Spain when he presented his credentials last Thursday to King Juan Carlos in Madrid. Hadass has been Israel’s unofficial representative in Spain since 1981 while serving as representative to the World Tourism Organization in Madrid. Spain and Israel announced the establishment of diplomatic relations last month. The announcements… More ▸

  • Israel and Spain Formally Announce Ambassadors to Each Other’s Country

    Israel has formally named Shmuel Hadass, a career diplomat, as its first Ambassador to Spain. The announcement followed yesterday’s Cabinet meeting where the Ministers were informed that Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez of Spain has already assured Premier Shimon Peres that his government would welcome Hadass’ appointment. Hadass is no stranger to Madrid. He has been… More ▸