A decision of the Regional Government of Valencia to sponsor a teacher training course entitled “Solidarity and Human Rights: Judeophobia, Islamophobia, Palestina-Israel” needed condemnation,, as it was actually organized by the local branch of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, BDS Pais Valencià. 

Luckily, the sponsorship has been cancelled shortly after. But in order to stop such movements from getting further support by the Spanish government, President Serge Dahan sent a letter to the Spanish Ambassador to the EU, urging the regional government of Valencia to withdraw support from any such movements, of which records are tainted with antisemitism and whose stated goal is the delegitimization of the State of Israel. He also urged the regional government to engage in new educational programs that will guarantee the planting of peace seeds for the better future of Spain.

Read the letter to the Ambassador here