Spain - Madrid Assembly officially adopts IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

In a cross-party decision, the Madrid Assembly, the local parliament of the main region in Spain, has officially adopted the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism and all of its examples, which clarifies that certain anti-Zionist positions and activities as antisemitic.

The Assembly also demands that the national parliament adopt legislation to exclude any possible grant and public aid to entities that promote antisemitism according to the IHRA Definition. This proposal to the national parliament would effectively exclude public financing of any BDS group or activity in Spain, a nation where BDS has gained popularity in recent years.

The objective of the Madrid Assembly’s bill is to change current legislation to deny any public aid, contracts, or grants to entities that carry out discriminatory practices for reasons of birth, race, sex, religion, opinion, or any other personal or social condition or circumstance, especially focusing on antisemitism.

Source: ACOM