J’lem won’t mourn Spain’s socialists‘ loss of power

21.11.2011                      24.Cheschwan. 5772

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J'lem won't mourn Spain's socialists' loss of power

Diplomatic officials expect new Spanish PM Rajoy will slightly improve Israel-Spain gov't relations, but won't better public opinion.

While not shedding any tears in Jerusalem over the anticipated defeat of the Socialist party in Sunday’s elections in Spain, there is little expectation the victory of the conservative People’s Party will dramatically change Spain’s overall orientation toward Israel for the better.
The bottom line, according to diplomatic officials in Jerusalem, is the likely victory of PP head Mariano Rajoy will lead to a slight improvement in relations between the two governments, but to no noticeable improvement in Spanish public opinion….