Podemos Led 19 to 15 Votes for Attack on Israel 

Spanish Coalition Partner Podemos Led 19 to 15 Votes for Defamatory Attack on Israel
All last week, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre called on the Spanish Congress of Deputies (lower chamber of Parliament), Members for preparing a discussion on the Commision of Foreign Affairs.

Podemos, a coalition member is reportedly close to Iran and, as such, fanatically, anti-Israel.”They have clearly lobbied among the Commission with a result of 19 to 15 votes adopting a defamatory list of lies from six so-called Palestinian NGOs. Stamped and signed by Amnesty International, that has recently denied the right of Israel to be a Jewish State. The same applies sadly to Save the Children.

Arguably,much fundraising for such NGO’s is based on castigating the Jewish State.”

Save the Children through Podemos’ argued that in 2020, between 500 and 700 minors were arrested for throwing stones. According to DCI Palestine, Save the Children’s primary source, 29 minors were detained between 2008 and 2020. They continued, “these were victims of verbal aggression.”

The Centre noted the absence of the role of terrorist organization Hamas –  in charge of Gaza, whose charter includes ‘murdering Jews (not only Israelis), wherever they may be.’ The so-called May War, launched by Hamas, showed children used as human shields and schoolyards as launchpads for rockets directed at Tel Aviv.”

Podemos did not speak of the Israeli losses in that war and the years of bombings from Gaza over the Israeli town of Sderot, on a daily basis, rendering its children to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder… ‘Podemos’ demand for compensation for ‘destroyed schools’  – that had been financed by Spain – should be addressed to Hamas.”

Where are the Human Rights of Palestinian children whose mothers, on television, express pride in the deaths of their sons and daughters as suicide bombers, tasked with murdering as many Jews as possible?”  Their heroes and heroines were to become more violent in stabbing and eventually with firearms, as omly in the last week

This warped mentality is countered by the sanctity of all life in Judaism… Whereas, the true picture is found in Israeli hospitals, where the Jewish doctor holds the newborn Arab baby, matched by his Palestinian-Israeli colleague cuddling a newborn Jewish baby.”

The coming debate should conclude in requesting Podemos to demand its Iranian friends to put an end to public hangings, the stoning of women and the incarceration of minorities, foreigners or children and those who who speak out freely,

We count on the 15 to convince their 5 MP friends to reverse this defamation of Spanish policy and to fight for the truth.

About the Author
Shimon Samuels is Director for International Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He has served as Deputy Director of the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, European Director of ADL, and Israel Director of AJC. He was born in UK and studied in UK, Israel, U.S. and Japan.