Advertisement showed the Spanish government’s logo; ambassador tells ‘Post’ “We are the victims of this fraud.”
A “public service” advertisement on Palestinian television calling for the boycott of Israeli goods is not being paid for by Spanish tax payers’ euros, Spanish ambassador Alvar Iranzo told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday.
Iranzo was responding to a video posted Tuesday by the Palestinian Media Watch showing the advertisement that has run for the last week on PA TV.
At the end of the show, is displayed that it was sponsored by the Spanish government, the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, AECID (Spanish governmental humanitarian aid development), ACSUR (a Spanish non-profit organization), and the Canaan Joint Development Project for Jerusalem (Palestine.)
Iranzo said the Spanish Foreign Ministry and its aid arm, AECID, both denied financing the advertisement, and that the NGO listed as a sponsor sent a letter to the foreign ministry saying they have no direct responsibility for the video.
“We are the victims of this fraud,” he said.
Iranzo said he had not yet contacted the PA TV to determine how this happened, but that the Spanish consul-general in Jerusalem will follow up on the matter. Iranzo said his first priority was to check with Madrid and find out if there was any Spanish involvement.
The Spanish envoy said the government was intent on seeing who was responsible for the advertisement and misuse of his government’s logo.
“The substance of the advertisement is in frontal opposition to the government’s opposition to any boycott of Israeli goods, much less a blanket boycott like the one insinuated in the video,” he said.
Source: Jerusalem Post
Link to the video:
Abu Mazen, alias Mahmoud Abbas in the king of fraud. He is not elected by the majority of the Palestinian Arabs, his term expired more than a year ago, and He gets his salary in US dollars.
Jesus the Messiah has no regards, for people who tries to harm his brethren, by boycotting their communities. People who harm the least of his brother and sisters, place them selves under a curse.
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Written by Ivar