Spanish sports minister apologizes for cancelling of water polo match against Israel due to boycott

Israeli player Lior Ben David, front, shown at a match at the Baku 2015 European Games at the Water Polo Arena in Baku, Azerbaijan, June 15, 2015. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images for BEGOC)

Israeli player Lior Ben David, front, shown at a match at the Baku 2015 European Games at the Water Polo Arena in Baku, Azerbaijan, June 15, 2015. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images for BEGOC)

(JTA) – Spain’s minister for sports apologized for the cancelling of a water polo match in Barcelona against an Israeli team due to the organizer’s decision to boycott it.

Minister José Girao apologized to his Israeli counterpart Thursday over the cancelling earlier this month of an Israeli team’s match against the national women’s team of Spain because the Nautical Club Molins de Rei in a suburb of Barcelona refused to host it. [Read more…]

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Jewish students slam Canadian Federation of Students for approving Israel boycott

(JTA) –Jewish students and groups across Canada slammed the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) for approving a resolution supporting the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel.

The resolution passed on Monday at the federation’s annual meeting in Ottawa. The Canadian Federation of Students represents some 500,000 students throughout the country. [Read more…]

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