May 20, 2020

Spanish government cancels tolerance seminar by group accused of antisemitism

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A regional government in Spain canceled its teacher training contract with an organization that is widely regarded as antisemitic.

On Monday, the government of Valencia pulled offline the inscription form for the training by the BDS Pais Valencia organization titled “Solidarity and human rights. Learning to teach against hatred and racism (Judeophobia, Islamophobia, and Palestine-Israel).”

The 20-day online seminar for teachers was scheduled to begin on June 8.

The government did not explain its decision to cancel the seminar, which had provoked international protests by Jewish groups and ACOM, a pro-Israeli organization in Spain.

Source: JTA