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The city of Zamora steps back from supporting BDS

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The groundbreaking verdict of the city of Oviedo’s contentious administrative Court number 1, which certifies the illegality of the racist movement BDS in Spanish city councils, leads the way in cautioning about the blatant undemocratic character of those motions, since they are fully against the rule of law.
Last week, the Socialist Group and the United Left of Zamora’s City Council brought a motion to the Plenary session in order to declare the capital an “Israeli apartheid free space”, and encourage cooperation with the BDS movement (Boicott, Divestment, Sanctions). The municipal secretary, after reading the motion, questioned the legality of the document: “This Secretary does not warrant its compliance with the law”. BDS fails in Zamora.
After submitting an administrative appeal against two statements of the City Council of Aviles endorsing the boycott campaign that were passed at a plenary session in January 2016, the Council of Aviles accepted in full the grounds of ACOMꞌs claim as the boycott is in clear breach of civil liberties. But not only that: The council’s legal service warned that the boycott campaign of BDS incurs in a long list of illegalities, including:
– The boycott threatens the right of individuals not to be discriminated, academic freedom, freedom of expression, and the right not to reveal religion, race, national origin, and personal opinions.
– The boycott violates the Public Contracts Act, and European Directives on equal treatment.
– The City incurs in a certain criminal risk for inciting hatred, discrimination or violence against those affected by the boycott, which extends not only to Israel, but to any Spanish, Jewish or non-Jewish person who fails to declare their adherence to the political objectives of the BDS campaign when challenged to do so.
The political and social actors are beginning to comprehend the real motivation of this judeophobic movement, which does not want Peace, but the disappearance of the State of Israel. Joining the BDS campaign to boycott Israel, every council might be held accountable for encouraging, promoting or inciting hatred, discrimination or violence against those affected by the boycott, which extends not only to Israel, but to any Spanish, Jewish or non-Jewish person who fails to voice an explicit support to the political objectives of the BDS campaign.

The efforts led by ACOM in its fight against the antisemitic BDS movement have an impact on fanatics. Spain, as other established democracies such as the United Kingdom, France or the US, is prosecuting BDS because of the judeophobic and totalitarian nature of their activities. ACOM has been leading legal actions in City Councils that include Santiago de Compostela, Avilés, Abrera, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Catarroja, Onda, Langreo, Gijón, Corvera, the Provincial Council of Córdoba, the Island Council of Gran Canarias and will continue its activities in as many places as needed.

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