Middle East

The European Jewish Association criticized the move, saying that Madrid "has lost its way."

Israeli Ambassador to Portugal Dor Shapira wrote that "the prosecutor is just looking for headlines, the ICC has no jurisdiction over the case".

Efforts have been made to persuade the dead man's family to accept compensation instead.

Jerusalem was not involved in the deaths of Ebrahim Raisi and Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, an Israeli official said.

"It is patently false and a blood libel to suggest that ANY Jewish students are 'pro-genocide,'" ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted.

"Our time together was a reminder of the work we have in front of us to secure the release of all remaining hostages," said the U.S. president.