Following Spanish Jewish Community and Wiesenthal Centre Pressure, Barcelona Municipality Postpones Break with Tel Aviv

January 21, 2023

Paris - The Barcelona Municipal Council claims to have postponed the vote to break the “twinning” between the capital of Catalonia and Tel Aviv, to an agreed date in February.
The anti-Israel faction professes, contemptuously, “so as not to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day.”
The challenge is now to sway City Council members to vote against the BDS-inspired petition and in favour of maintaining the twinning.
“Thus, we have written to Manuel Valls - former French Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior - born in Barcelona and prominent City Councillor from 2019 to 2021, to convince former colleagues,” noted Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels.
“Valls had denounced ‘a new form of antisemitism’ at a meeting with the Centre in Paris”... “We will continue to monitor this situation,” concluded Samuels.

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