Using AI imagery, Israeli FM mocks Spain’s anti-Israel leaders over EU defeat

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Foreign Minister Israel Katz posts a rather undiplomatic message on X mocking Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and his deputy Yolanda Diaz for the results of their parties in the European elections.

“The Spanish people have punished @sanchezcastejon and @Yolanda_Diaz_ coalition with a resounding defeat in the elections,” writes Katz about the pro-Palestinian politicians, alongside an AI-generated picture of the two leftist politicians with cracked eggs on their faces. “It turns out that embracing Hamas murderers and rapists doesn’t pay off.”

Diaz ended a May speech with the slogan, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” Her party only won three seats in the European Parliament elections, and she announced she would step down as leader of the far-left Sumar party. Diaz will remain a minister and deputy prime minister, however.

Sanchez’s socialist PSOE party dropped into second place behind the center-right People’s Party, but limited gains by the far-right allowed Sanchez’s minority government to remain in power.

Spain was one of three European countries that recognized a Palestinian state last month.

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