Antisemitism In The News

‘We cannot put a question mark on Israel’

“Israel is a democracy that uses democratic tools to discuss its internal affairs,” said Community of Madrid President Isabel Díaz Ayuso in a recent interview. The judicial reform the Israeli government is spearheading is an internal matter, she stressed. “To me, it seems natural and normal that there are debates on these matters. What I saw was people freely discussing ways to improve their democracy,” she said.

Díaz Ayuso is a rising star in Spanish politics, and is expected to launch a bid for the premiership in two years. In contrast to many public figures in her country, she is openly and unequivocally pro-Israel and philosemitic.