Spanish court strikes down another city’s anti-Israel resolution

For the second time in less than a year, a high court in Spain scrapped the adoption of a boycott against Israel by a municipality. The Superior Tribunal of Justice of Madrid in its decision last week affirmed a lower court ruling in January against the resolution last year endorsing the boycott by the city council of the...

Elderly Sephardic Jews exempted from language proficiency to gain Spanish citizenship

In an effort to encourage more Sephardic Jews to exercise their right to become Spanish nationals, the Ministry of Justice has announced that the requirement that individuals take tests in the Spanish language and in their knowledge of Spain’s culture and Constitution is to be waived for all those aged 70 or over. The Sephardic Jews are those who...

Spanish court declares local boycott of Israel illegal

After a year-long legal battle, a Spanish court in Santiago de Compostela issued a decision declaring that a boycott against Israel passed by the city council is illegal. The legal proceedings against the council were filed by Angel Mas, president of ACOM, a pro-Israel Spanish organisation that combats the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement in Spain. Santiago de Compostela...