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Spanish BDS activists who targeted Matisyahu face criminal prosecution

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:30pm 2/12/2017 at 7:30pm

You may recall the incident in the summer of 2015 involving Jewish American musician Matisyahu.

His appearance at the Spanish Rototom Reggae festival was cancelled after threats from local Spanish activists from the Boycott, Divestment and Movement (BDS) movement.

Spain has a particularly malicious BDS movement, which until recently, has had success convincing municipalities...

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Government Deadlock Brings Prosperity, Jobs to Spain

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 1:10pm 11/7/2016 at 1:10pm
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The Spanish government has scarcely budged an inch these past ten months. The result? Economic growth and a falling jobless rate.

Though Spain’s unemployment rate remains one of the highest in Europe, it dropped to its lowest in six years.

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Iowa Governor Will Sign Anti-BDS Legislation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:30pm 5/5/2016 at 8:30pm
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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad confirmed he will sign a bill that will not allow public companies to do business with firms involved in Israel boycotts.

Iowa’s Senate passed House File 2331 last week in a 38-9 vote. The legislators hope the bill counters “efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.”...

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Spanish Judge Issues Arrest Warrants for Putin’s Friends, Officials

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:00am 5/4/2016 at 10:00am

A judge in Spain’s National Court has sent out international arrest warrants for Russian citizens, including some close to President Vladimir Putin, allegedly linked to the mafia.

Judge Jose de la Mata, who investigates organized crime, found “very serious facts” against each of the men stemming from the Troika operation. The court...

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Another big legal loss for BDS, this time in Spain

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 1:00pm 3/2/2016 at 1:00pm
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Opponents of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (“BDS”) campaign against Israel won a significant tactical victory in hostile territory last month.

In January, the city of Aviles, Spain – just inland of the Bay of Biscay on the northern shore of the Iberian Peninsula –  passed a resolution adopting BDS.  The Association...

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Two big legal victories against BDS in Spain

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 9:00pm 1/7/2016 at 9:00pm

Spain has a particularly virulent anti-Israel movement both in the form of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, and rogue judges who threaten to issue warrants for the arrest of Israeli officials.

As to BDS, recall it was the Valencia BDS group that got American Jewish singer Matisyahu banned from a reggae festival after...

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End the Occupation of Catalonia? (#CataloniaVotes)(UPDATE – Independence parties win majority)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:30pm 9/27/2015 at 1:30pm
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The Catalonia region of Spain is voting today in local elections which, while not directly an independence vote, are considered a proxy for independence support.

Background on Catalonia and Spain is explained in this English-language Spanish website, An historical look at the drive for an independent state of Catalonia.

This Vox-like Spanish website...

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Boycott Movement: We only ban Zionist and pro-Israel Jews (i.e. most Jews)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11:30am 8/21/2015 at 11:30am

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement suffered one of its worst public relations debacles when it pressured the Spanish Rototom SunSplash festival to ban American Jewish musician Matisyahu.

At so many levels, the...

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Spanish reversal of ban on Jewish musician has BDS in panic

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 6:02pm 8/20/2015 at 6:02pm

American Jewish reggae singer Matisyahu was banned from the Spanish Rototom Sunsplash festival after intense pressure from supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, who demanded that Matisyahu sign a pledge supporting a Palestinian state.

Matisyahu was singled out because he was Jewish. He’s not even Israeli. No other musician, regardless...

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American Jewish musician barred from Spanish festival by anti-Israel boycotters

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 1:19pm 8/16/2015 at 1:19pm

For years we have been arguing that at most there is a thin line between the Israel hatred of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and hatred of Jews.

BDS was born at the anti-Semitic 2001 Durban conference, but was repackaged as a grassroots “civil society” movement in 2005, and...

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