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Spanish City Scraps BDS Motion, Denounces Boycott As Discriminatory

The Jerusalem Post reports: One month after passing a motion supporting a boycott against Israel, the Spanish municipality of Aviles distanced itself from that position and denounced it as discriminatory.

The northern city’s council on Saturday nullified its January motion favoring the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, known as BDS, against Israel after a pro-Israel group initiated a discrimination lawsuit against the municipality in connection with that vote, the El Comercio daily reported Monday.

According to the pro-Israel ACOM group which filed the lawsuit, the reversal is the first of its kind and a “historic political and legal victory.” The scrapping of the motion supporting the BDS movement came following settlement talks between ACOM and the municipality’s legal department, according to El Comercio.

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