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August 12, 2018 12:23 pm

Pro-Israel Group Launches Legal Action Against Spanish City of Villarrobledo Over Pro-BDS Resolution

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A pro-BDS demonstration. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A Spanish pro-Israel group announced this week it was taking legal action against the City Council of Villarrobledo over a pro-BDS resolution passed last year.

“Israel and freedom are under siege in Spain, subjected to a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same objective: international ostracism, and the exclusion of free speech from political discourse, evincing a design to reduce Israel to absolute isolation, slandered and defamed for defending its citizens,” ACOM said in a statement.

Referring to the Villarrobledo resolution, ACOM explained, “This discriminatory decision was promoted by Mario de la Ossa, local leader of Podemos party (radical left) in the city, and passed with the votes of the Socialist Party (ruling party in Villarrobledo) and IU (Communist party). Popular Party (center-conservative) abstained.”

ACOM claims credit for the court-ordered or voluntary repeal of 33 pro-BDS municipal resolutions throughout Spain.

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Villarrobledo is a city of around 25,000 people located in the Albacete province of central Spain.

As reported by The Algemeiner earlier this year, there has been a wave of anti-Israel municipal resolutions approved in Spain recently.

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