Thursday, July 20, 2006
Kufiyaspotting #11: Spain's PM Zapatero
Ha'aretz reports that Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero accused Israel of using "abusive force" in Lebanon while addressing a meeting of young Socialists on Wednesday. Israel's ambassador to Spain said that these remarks had "damaged" Spanish-Israel relations. According to Ha'aretz, Zapatero was wearing a black-and white "Palestinian scarf" (Ha'aretz can't say kufiya, although the word is well known in Israel--but perhaps Reuters, the source of the report, is to blame) while making the remarks, given to him by one of the young Socialists.
Last kufiyaspotting here.
Tags: Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Spain