Diplomatic relations between Spain and Israel were first established in January 1986. The 1492 edict of expulsion of the Jews by the Catholic kings of Spain was formally nullified 500 years later at a ceremony in March 1992 which was attended by Spanish King Juan Carlos and then Israeli President Chaim Herzog.
Schutz ended his message optimistically, writing that relations between Israel and Spain were just starting to flourish and concluding: “See you soon in Spain.” Schutz will be replaced by Alon Bar, currently in charge of cultural relations at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Posted on July 22, 2011
Source: (By World Jewish Congress, July 20, 2011)
Photo Credit: WJC
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