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Why Spain is standing up to BDS -- for now

Last year Spain was the undisputed bastion for the BDS movement in Europe. What has caused the wind to shift?Cnaan Liphshiz, 8/10/2016, 1:16 AM

Report: Spanish city loses Tel Aviv flight over Israel boycott

Spanish city trying to increase tourism loses direct flight connection with Israel over its symbolic support for boycotting Israel.JTA, 7/21/2016, 3:55 AM

'It's hard to find a Spanish person without Jewish blood now'

President of Madrid's Jewish Community talks with Arutz Sheva about Jewish life in Spain.Yoni Kempinski, 7/13/2016, 1:29 PM

Spanish leftist party publishes anti-semitic Obama cartoon

Spain's United Left coalition tweets a cartoon depicting Obama hugging an Orthodox Jew, causes outrage.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 7/9/2016, 1:13 AM

Amid judicial crackdown, BDS motions nixed in 4 Spanish cities

Legal action by pro-Israel groups pushes back at anti-Israel boycott initiatives - and it's showing results.JTA, 6/7/2016, 6:17 PM

Outrage at Spanish MP who called Jewish leader 'foreign agent'

Spain's major Jewish group threatens legal action against Benet Salellas for 'repugnant' anti-Semitic remarks at parliament debate.JTA, 5/24/2016, 10:59 PM

Spanish tribunal rules: BDS anti-constitutional, discriminatory

Spanish constitutional tribunal recommends scrapping municipality's call to boycott Israel, which violates laws against discrimination.JTA, 5/24/2016, 5:34 PM

Al Qaeda returns captive Spanish journalists

Three journalists held for a year by Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate finally return to Madrid, thanks to 'collaboration of allies and friends.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/8/2016, 3:43 PM

Spanish town which changed 'Kill Jews' name comes under attack

Castrillo Mota de Judios (Jews' Hill Camp) hit by vandalism from those opposed to its name change.Ben Ariel, 5/6/2016, 3:42 AM

BDS motions pass in 4 Spanish cities, fail in 4 others

Anti-Israel rulings controversially pass in Spain, despite their legality still being under debate.JTA, 4/26/2016, 5:24 PM

Spanish satirical magazine publishes anti-Semitic cartoon

Jewish community in Madrid seeks legal action against leftist El Jueves satirical magazine over an offensive comic strip.Shoshana Miskin, 2/18/2016, 10:35 PM

Ariel University defeats the boycott movement

Spanish government compensates university nearly half-a-million shekels for giving in to BDS and discriminating against Ariel students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2016, 8:32 AM

Spanish court revokes Netanyahu 'war crimes' warrant

Registration of Israeli PM as war crime suspect over Marmara raid was 'a jurisdictional error,' panel rules.Gil Ronen, 12/27/2015, 2:57 PM

Suspected ISIS recruiter arrested in Spain's Ceuta

Spanish man arrested in Ceuta on suspicion of recruiting youth to fight for ISIS in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/13/2015, 4:32 AM

Spain detains three suspected ISIS recruiters

Judge in Spain detains two men and a woman suspected of belonging to a cell that recruited women online to join ISIS.Ben Ariel, 12/2/2015, 12:15 AM

Spanish king honors Sephardic Jews expelled five centuries ago

'How we have missed you,' Spain's King Felipe VI tells Sephardic Jewish representatives at historic royal palace meeting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2015, 3:59 PM

Thousands protest in UK and Spain against joining ISIS strikes

Thousands protest in London and Madrid against their countries taking part in airstrikes in Syria against ISIS jihadists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2015, 2:50 AM

Spanish judge issues arrest warrant for Netanyahu

Israeli prime minister among 7 current and former govt officials named, in a move branded 'provocative' by foreign ministry.Ari Soffer, 11/18/2015, 12:57 PM

Spanish village officially changes name from 'Kill Jews'

Spanish town of Castrillo Matajudios (Camp Kill Jews) changes name to Castrillo Mota de Judios (Jews' Hill Camp).Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/23/2015, 8:51 PM

Western countries to present UN resolution on Syria barrel bombs

Britain, France and Spain to present a draft resolution to Security Council on stopping the Syrian regime from using barrel bombs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2015, 5:44 AM

Spain Expedites Citizenship for 4,300 Sephardic Jews

Madrid finally makes 'legal hell' of Spanish citizenship easier for thousands of Sephardic Jews after pending paperwork stalled.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2015, 4:32 PM

19-Year-Old ISIS Recruiter Arrested in Spain

Spanish police arrest 19-year-old woman on suspicion of recruiting for ISIS, the latest in the growing phenomenon of radicalization.Ben Ariel, 9/8/2015, 5:46 AM

Iran to Supply Natural Gas to Europe via Spain

Lucrative deal signed in Tehran by delegation of 70 Spanish businesses; officials say Europe 'eager' to begin importing.Ari Soffer, 9/7/2015, 2:14 PM

Spanish Radio Station Pulls Program Linking Jews and Satanism

Spain public radio removes an episode of a program that linked Jews to Satanism from its website after complaints from Jewish groups.Ben Ariel, 8/28/2015, 2:16 AM

Matisyahu Stands Up to BDS, Rocks Spanish Festival

As pro-Palestinian protesters catcall and wave PLO flags, American Jewish reggae singer tells crowd to 'let music be your flag.'Cynthia Blank, 8/23/2015, 8:48 AM

Matisyahu to Play Spanish Festival After BDS Ban

Jewish-American singer accepts re-invitation to festival after pro-Palestinian groups banned him for 'being Zionist.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2015, 7:04 PM

BDS Group that Banned Matisyahu: 'That Wasn't BDS'

BDS Pais Valencia releases puzzling statement after singer it got boycotted is re-invited, claiming their campaign 'wasn't BDS.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2015, 7:01 PM

Spain Condemns Decision to Cancel Matisyahu Concert

Spanish government condemns Matisyahu ban, says it rejects boycotts and anti-Semitism.Ben Ariel, 8/19/2015, 3:12 AM

Matisyahu Slams 'Appalling, Offensive' BDS Ban

American Jewish musician condemns his being disinvited from a Spanish festival after refusing to carry out shocking political 'test.'Ben Ariel, 8/18/2015, 12:13 AM

WJC President Condemns Cancellation of Matisyahu Concert

Ronald Lauder expresses outrage over festival's cancellation of Matisyahu concert following BDS pressure.Ben Ariel, 8/17/2015, 6:16 AM

Spain Working to Track Down Three Missing Journalists

Spanish intelligence agents working urgently to track down three journalists missing in Syria, says Spanish PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2015, 4:42 AM

ISIS Trafficker of Canary Islands Teen Girls Nabbed

Jihadists prove no place is out of their reach: Spain discovers female operative in the scenic archipelago had been shipping girls to Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2015, 3:25 PM

Spanish Town "Camp Kill Jews" Changes Name

Tiny Spanish town reverts back to old name from early 17th century after mayor deems current name 'offensive.'Cynthia Blank, 6/22/2015, 8:16 PM

Madrid City Official Resigns over Holocaust 'Joke'

Just two days after he was appointed culture chief, fire storm over 4-year-old gas chamber 'joke' prompts Guillermo Zapata to step down.Cynthia Blank, 6/15/2015, 8:34 PM

Spanish Citizenship for Sephardic Jews is 'Legal Hell'

Attorney warns: historic move to allow Jews citizenship after the Spanish Inquisition is needlessly complex.Tova Dvorin, 6/14/2015, 8:15 AM

Spanish Court Drops Investigation into Marmara Raid

Court in Madrid shelves investigation into claims Israel committed war crimes during raid on Gaza-bound flotilla.Ben Ariel, 6/12/2015, 4:16 AM

Spain Set to Approve Citizenship Law for Sephardic Jews

Law meant to right historic wrongs of expulsion of Spanish Jewry in Middle Ages, but criticized as too bureaucratic by some.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2015, 1:29 PM

Spanish Incitement: Jewish Voodoo Dolls, 'Kill All the Jews'

ADL welcomes arrest of foreign national in Spain who spread videos of Muslim women stabbing dolls of Orthodox Jews, calling for genocide.Ari Yashar, 6/4/2015, 4:15 PM

Irony: Spain Boycott Protest Targets Radical Leftist Singer Noa

Anti-Israeli singer shares protest calling to boycott her, in a tiff calls on respondents to censor themselves after they note the irony.Ari Yashar, 5/25/2015, 9:56 AM

'BirthWrong' Trip Ignores the True History of Jews in Spain

'BirthWrong' offers a trip to Spain to show Jews they don't need Israel to be safe, ignoring the oppression of Spanish Jews for centuries.Matt Wanderman, 5/24/2015, 11:30 PM

After Jewish Bookstore Plot, Spain Arrests ISIS Recruiters

Moroccan men used internet, mosque meetings, to recruit young Muslims to join Islamic State terror group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2015, 6:30 PM

Jewish Bookstore the Target in Thwarted Spanish Attack

New details revealed Sunday show 11 terrorists arrested in April were planning to bomb Jewish bookstore, take captive and behead him.Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 10:57 PM

Spanish ISIS Cell Planned Beheadings, Attacks on Jews

Gang suspected of prepping to conduct ISIS-style video-taped beheading, led by 'Ali the Hairdresser' who planned synagogue attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2015, 8:18 PM

ISIS Terrorists Arrested in Spain's Catalonia

Terror network continues to show its reach, as nine members of Catalonia cell nabbed as part of efforts to clamp down homegrown jihad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2015, 12:52 PM

Leaked Report: Spanish Peacekeepers Accuse IDF of Targeting Them

Confidential Spanish military report into death of soldier during IDF-Hezbollah clashes cites troops claiming their post was targeted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2015, 6:07 PM

Moroccan Mother Arrested for Recruiting Women to ISIS

Recruiter arrested at a Spanish airport with 3 year-old son in tow in apparent attempt to leave for Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2015, 10:49 PM

Christians, Muslims Debate Dual Heritage Site in Cordoba

Cordoba's 'Mosque-Cathedral' being touted to tourists as Christian, not Muslim-Christian, activist group says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2015, 7:44 AM

Spain and Israel to Investigate Death of Soldier in Lebanon

Spain and Israel agree to carry out a joint investigation into the death of a Spanish UN peacekeeper who was killed in Lebanon.Ben Ariel, Canada, 1/30/2015, 9:40 PM

Spain Says Israel Responsible for Death of UN Peacekeeper

Spain says Israeli fire killed a Spanish UN peacekeeper in south Lebanon, calls to investigate the violence.Ben Ariel, 1/29/2015, 3:16 AM

Spain Unites to Pass Law Against Islamist Terror

Spanish ruling party and opposition Socialists meet to apply 'spirit of Paris' to counter-terror law revamping security in the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2015, 5:49 PM

ISIS Cell Recruiting Women Online Busted in Morocco

Cell in Spanish autonomous city of Ceuta used online propaganda to supply terrorists with wives and female laborers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2015, 3:50 PM

Spanish University Dismantles Anti-Israel Exhibit

After Jewish community complains, Spanish university dismantles exhibit featuring misquotes attributed to Ariel Sharon.Cynthia Blank, 12/11/2014, 8:24 AM

Ya'alon: Hamas 'Uninterested' in Another War with Israel

During meeting with Spanish counterpart Defense Minister claims the real threat to Israel and the West is not Hamas, but Iran.Ornit Atzar, 12/2/2014, 3:23 PM

Five EU Nations Condemn Demolition of Terrorists' Homes

Ambassadors from major EU member states visit Jerusalem to complain about 'counterproductive' deterrent move, US chimes in too.Ari Yashar, 11/21/2014, 7:52 AM

ADL Denounces Spanish Parliament Vote as 'Insulting'

ADL condemns Spanish parliament vote to urging government to recognize state of Palestine. Calls vote 'an insult' on 'day of mourning.'Cynthia Blank, 11/20/2014, 1:17 PM

Israel Denounces Spanish Parliament Recognition of 'Palestine'

Foreign ministry says provocative move - which came just hours after synagogue attack - makes peace less, not more likely.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2014, 2:32 PM

Foreign Ministry: Spanish Resolution Distances Peace

Officials in the Foreign Ministry say that Spain's recognition of "Palestine" will achieve the opposite of a return to peace talks.Ben Ariel, 11/19/2014, 6:14 AM