The Israeli ambassador to Spain, Rodica Radian-Gordon, has attacked the second vice president of the Government, Yolanda Díaz, for having used in a video in support of the recognition of the Palestinian State the expression “from the river to the sea”, a ” Hamas slogan” that encourages the elimination of Israel, in his opinion.

“Our total rejection of Yolanda Díaz’s statements (…) for using the Hamas motto ‘from the river to the sea’,” said the ambassador, whom the Israeli Government called yesterday for consultations after learning that the The Government will recognize Palestine on Tuesday, in a message on X, the old Twitter.

“This expression is a clear call for the elimination of Israel, promoting hatred and violence,” denounced the ambassador, for whom “anti-Semitic proclamations can have no place in a democratic society.”

The diplomat has stressed that “it is absolutely intolerable that they have been pronounced by a vice president of the Government” and has trusted that “Spain fulfills the commitment to fight against anti-Semitism that it acquired through the National Plan for the implementation of the European strategy of “fight against anti-Semitism and promote Jewish life”.

Díaz published a video on X on Wednesday in which he defended the Government’s decision to recognize Palestine as a State and called the Israeli military operation in Gaza “genocide.”

“Palestine will be free from the river to the sea,” the message concluded, repeating the slogan that defends a Palestinian state that goes from the Jordan River, which marks the border with Jordan, to the Mediterranean, which includes both Gaza and the West Bank. like the current territory of Israel.