Legal blow to the discriminatory boycott against Israel in Catalonia

New setback of the High Court of Justice of Catalonia to the boycott against Israel

Approved the contentious-administrative appeal presented against the agreement of boycott of Israel adopted by the City Hall of Tarrasa.

On 30 October 2014 the Spokespersons Committee of the City Hall of Terrasa approved the adherence of said town to the discriminatory network “Town free of Israeli Apartheid” against the Jewish state. This discriminatory agenda was leaded by the Socialist Party and the communist party Esquerra Unida, close to catalonian separatism.

The Legal Committee for the Fight against Discrimination appealed in court that discriminatory and arbitrary decision. The current ruling 150/2022, which fully annuls the agreement, is dictated by the Contentious-Administrative Court number 12 of Barcelona, after the High Court of Justice of Catalonia ruled in favour of the appellant the matter of appealability of the agreement invoked by the sued administration, arguing that the Spokespersons Committee of the City Hall did not have the competence to adopt it.

It is worth remembering that the Spanish courts have already ruled on the unconstitutionality of the BDS campaign. ACOM, the main denouncer of the discourse of hatred and/or discrimination for ethnic or national reasons that this movement promotes, has made it possible for 84 agreements of adherence to the BDS to be annulled by legal ruling or by the city halls themselves when knowing of the illegality of said agreements. All the judicial responses have insisted in the illegality of these excluding measures that violate the common framework of coexistence.

In its commitment to the defence of democracy, ACOM will continue to expose all the actions that the boycotters carry out who, with their false solidarity with the Palestinian people, intend to curtail the liberties of Jews in Spain, in their endeavour to constantly harass the only Jewish state in the world and the only democracy in the Middle East.