Israel protests hate-filled postcards from Spanish kids
Schoolchildren send insidious messages such as "Jews kill for money."
By HERB KEINON
Israel on Sunday formally protested to Spain’s ambassador in Tel Aviv against what appeared to be an orchestrated campaign whereby school children are sending dozens of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic postcards to Israel’s ambassador in Madrid.Naor Gilon, the Foreign Ministry’s deputy director-general for western Europe, phoned Spanish ambassador Alvaro Iranzo to protest the postcards, which carried messages such as “why do you kill children?”, “Jews kill for money,” and “Leave the country for the Palestinians.”Gilon told Iranzo that it was necessary to ensure that Spanish schoolchildren were not being “brainwashed,” and Iranzo – according toIsraeli officials – replied that this was obviously a privateinitiative and not something condoned by Spain’s education ministry.A spokesman at the Spanish Embassy contacted Sunday night said itseemed someone was falsifying the true source of the hate mail. He saidthat the embassy would pass Israel’s protest on to Madrid, and that heimagined an investigation would be launched to determine the truesource of the postcards.“We’ll look into the matter,” the spokesman said.
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