Court number 8 of Valencia has annulled the decision taken in a plenary session of the Buñol City Council on 1st March,2016, to endorse the campaign of Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
When informed of the lawsuit filed by ACOM, the Council decided, on May 16th, to accept all our legal points. The sentence declares null and void the agreement to support the BDS campaign, the boycott of Israeli and pro Israel institutions, companies and organizations, the declaration of Buñol as a ‘Space Free of Israeli Apartheid’ and all points in the agreement adopted by the Council.
The boycott proposal was presented in a plenary session by the far left municipal group Esquerra Unida del País Valencià and, according to a spokesperson, on the initiative of BDS País Valenciá. The proposal was approved by Esquerra Unida, Izquierda Alternativa de Bunyol-Els Verds del País Valenciá, PSPV and Votamos Bunyol.
The implementation of ACOM’s legal strategy makes the true extent and the effects of the boycott campaign against Israel clear and exposes the antisemitic and discriminatory nature of the boycott campaign against Israel, that violates both Human Rights and International Law.