The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spainwhich represents some 45,000 people, this Monday accused the Vice President of the Government, Yolanda Díaz, and the Acting Minister of Social Rights, Ione Belarra, for “anti-Semitism.”
During the presentation of Report on Antisemitism in Spainthe president of this Federation, Isaac Benzaquen, has stated that he has “no doubt” that the statements made these days by the leaders of We can y summer “are constitutive of anti-Semitism” and has regretted the “lack of unity” of the Government, which he has asked to have a “unitary voice” in relation to the war between Israel y Hamas.
In recent days, Belarra has accused Israel of “genocide” and has demanded that Pedro Sánchez sever diplomatic relations with Israel. Also Díaz, who initially aligned himself with pro-Palestinian positions but later followed the line of the EU and the PSOEstated this Sunday that “it is evident that Israel is committing war crimes”, during his participation in a pro-Palestinian demonstration that was also attended by the acting Minister of Equality, Irene Montero.
Benzaquén said that he met last Monday with President Sánchez and the acting Minister of the Presidency, Felix Bolaños, and that the meeting was “very cordial and positive.” “The voice of the Government is clear and decisive, both on the part of the president and the Foreign Minister. Their position is that what happened in Israel is a terrorist act and that Israel has the legitimate right to defend itself and to the return of hostages without conditions,” has stated.
However, he has also noted that “unfortunately part of the Government has a completely different position.” “From our point of view it is disproportionate and has created a very intense situation in the Jewish communities. This lack of unity that the Government has given has not helped the image of our country as a Government that has a single voice,” he indicated. .