Spain

Spanish President Mariano Rajoy met with the Conference of Presidents leadership delegation, noting his government's initiatives to build trust with World Jewry. He discussed a variety of issues, including Iran's nuclear threat, Spanish-Israel cooperation, security, and the need to counter efforts in Europe to boycott Israel.

His Majesty King Juan Carlos I welcomed sixty leaders of member organizations of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on an historic first visit to Spain.  He spoke about the deep Jewish history and influence in Spain, the Sefarad-Israel Center, the city of Toledo, and various government initiatives, among which, those that strengthen the ties between Spain, the United States and Israel.

Spanish Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz Gallardon delivered an important address to the visiting delegation of sixty leaders, discussing the expulsion of Jews from Spain, citizenship legislation, and actions he and the government have taken to support Israel and counter anti-Semitism and the growing BDS movement.

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