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The City Council of Cadiz taken to court for its xenophobic discrimination

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ACOM has taken to court the City Council of Cádiz for violating the Constitution and promoting discrimination based on ethnic or national origin.

On 12 August 2016 the City Council of Cádiz approved becoming a member of the discriminatory network “city free of the Israeli apartheid against the Jewish state.

This clearly anti-Semite agenda in Cádiz had another shameful manifestation a few days ago with the decision of its City Council to not celebrate the Israeli Film Festival that was to take place on 28 and 29 September 2017. Cadiz (118,919 inhabitants) is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in western Europe. Cadiz is ruled by Podemos, extreme left, close to catalonian separatism speech.

The institutional promoters of these discriminatory decisions are seriously reckless: none of them can claim a lack of knowledge, given the enormous amount of sentences against this type of discrimination, thanks to the legal actions taken by ACOM. The frivolous irresponsibility of the City Council of Cádiz, both political and legal, is evident.

As a matter of fact, two years ago the Mayor of Cádiz, Mr José María González, together with other politicians such as the Mayoress of Barcelona, Mrs Ada Colau, signed the manifesto “Not in our name” that rejected any military action against the terrorist Islamic State. This text was also signed by the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), a Palestinian Marxist-Leninist organization based in Damascus that since its foundation in 1969 has perpetrated bloody terrorist attacks against Israel.

ACOM, a group of reference of the Spanish civil society that fights against anti-Semite discrimination and the harassment against the only Jewish state, is committed to not leaving unanswered these illegal attitudes.

“Promoting the destruction of Israel and limiting the civil and economic rights of its citizens, companies and friends goes against the fundamental values of our Constitution and must have consequences” says Angel Mas, President of ACOM (Action and Communication on the Middle East).