Spanish court suspends municipal boycott of Israel

La Roda de Andalucía, first Spanish municipality to adopt boycott, to freeze measures after court rules that BDS is 'discrimination.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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A local Spanish court has suspended the boycott of Israel previously adopted by the municipal council of La Roda de Andalucía in the Seville province.

La Roda de Andalucía was the first Spanish municipality to adopt boycott measures against Israel.

The court noted in its ruling that the boycott constituted improper discrimination.

The decision follows a wave of anti-BDS rulings and legislation in Spain, France, Britain and the US.

Minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan praised the ruling.

“This decision is another sign of the changing trend in the war against BDS over the last two years,” he said. “We have switched from defense to attack, and we are exposing the true face of the boycott campaign.”

“More and more leaders in Europe and North America are understanding that the boycott movement is not only anti-Semitic and immoral - it is also illegal.

“In Israel, too, we will make sure that whoever is hurt by BDS can sue for damages from whoever calls to boycott him.”