Israeli President Reuven Rivlin meeting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey of Spain, Nov. 6, 2017. (Haim Zach/Israeli Government Press Office)
(JTA) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin may court controversy back home, but in Madrid he is almost universally loved right now.
That’s because during his visit to Spain this week, Rivlin – a Likud maverick and frequent critic of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – appeared to diverge with his government’s neutrality on Catalonia’s failed secession from the kingdom last month.
At least that was how Spanish media – including in Catalonia – interpreted Rivlin’s speech in the Spanish parliament Tuesday.
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