Fighting BDS in the Courts (Israel Hayom)

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By Ariel Bolstein

A significant blow was inflicted to the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions movement recently when a Spanish court ruled that a decision to boycott Israel by the northwestern municipality of Santiago de Compostela violated Spanish law and would be repealed.

Spanish courts have previously repealed similar decisions by other municipalities to endorse a boycott, and this is clearly a judicial trend. Judicial policy in Spain prohibits a boycott of Israel, which is an immense achievement for supporters of the Jewish state.

It is also proof that Israel and its allies have learned the secrets of judicial warfare — lawfare — which until now has been mostly directed against us.

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