Spanish courts force companies to suspend anti-Israel boycotts (Israel Hayom)

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By Eldad Beck & Israel Hayom Staff
July 2, 2017

Spanish High Court of Justice deals BDS movement two legal blows, upholding a lower court’s ruling against cities that adopted “discriminatory” boycott of Israeli institutions, companies, and organizations or those involved in “occupation.”

The Spanish High Court of Justice in Madrid last week dealt the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement two legal blows, upholding a lower court’s ruling against full boycotts of Israeli institutions, companies, and organizations or those involved in the so-called “occupation,” calling such boycotts “discriminatory.”

The court’s rulings, which came on the heals of petitions by local Jewish communities aided by the New York-based Lawfare Project, pertain to the municipalities of Castrillon and Corvera in Asturias Province in northern Spain.

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