‘Shameful:’ Catalan Parliament in Spain Denounces Israel for ‘Crime of Apartheid’

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Assessment: One by one the nations turn against God and His anointed, to their own peril …

The parliament in the Spanish region of Catalonia has voted in favor of a resolution denouncing Israel as an “apartheid” state and urging international sanctions against Jerusalem, resulting in a furious response from the Israeli ambassador to Madrid.

The resolution, which states that the parliament “publicly recognizes that the system applied by Israel in the Occupied Territories is contrary to international law and is equivalent to the crime of apartheid,” was passed on Thursday evening by the Catalan Legislative Chamber, sparking concerns that other legislatures in Europe may adopt similar positions.

Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His Anointed …” Psalm 2:1-2

(The parliament of the Spanish region of Catalonia in session. Photo: Reuters/Joan Valls)

Israel’s Ambassador to Spain, Rodica Radian-Gordon, slammed the parliament for what she called a “shameful” resolution.

“I strongly condemn the shameful resolution approved by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Catalonia,” Radian-Gordon tweeted. She added that the passage of the resolution was the “result of the anti-Israeli obsession of those who have promoted and approved it.”

Thursday’s resolution was introduced by two far-left, pro-independence parties in Catalonia, where a referendum on independence in 2017 was declared unconstitutional by the Spanish government, causing a bitter political stalemate.

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