Spain’s Supreme Court stated that BDS is discriminatory and that it is illegal for public institutions to support organizations or events associated with it. At the same time, the Spanish Parliament adopted a bill to stop public financing of any BDS group or activity in Spain.
These historic decisions are largely due to the Action and Communication on the Middle East (ACOM), a pro-Israel group combating anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities in Spain. “We are delighted with the decision by the Spanish Parliament to take a strong stand against BDS and declare its activities as anti-Semitic,” said President of ACOM Angel Mas. "I am not sure there has been a more forceful legislative and judicial pushback against BDS anywhere in the world where this anti-Semitic movement exists,” he added.
The anti-Israel boycott movement has strong support in Spain. BDS-linked organizations have received “millions of euros in grants by government or government-affiliated NGOs,” according to ACOM.