IJAN is represented in three main regions in Spain, Galicia (Vigo), Madrid and Catalonia (Barcelona). Our main activities are participating in the State Network of Organisations Working in Solidarity with Palestine (RESCOP), which focuses on building BDS at the Spanish and European levels.
In Catalonia, together with Junts, IJAN belongs to a recently created coalition of called Prou Complicitat amb Israel (Enough complicity with Israel) with a focus on denouncing the ties between the Regional Governement of Catalonia and the State of Israel, especially since part of the Catalonian independence movement aligning itself with this governement considers Israel as a model for a future independent State of Catalonia.
IJAN is engaged in confronting Israel around its use of Spain as a base for carrying out its arms trade with Europe and South America.
IJAN also works as part of coalitions against Islamophobia, highlighting Israel’s responsibility in the developement and recruitment of DAESH (ISIS) and the shameful manipulation of public opinion by Prime Minister Nethanyahu to promote the State of Israel. IJAN also challenges Israel’s manipulation of a general cultural interest among the Spanish people toward Spain’s Jewish history in order to increase Israel’s influence at all levels. For example, IJAN has denounced the difference in treatment between Sephardic Jews, who will be granted spanish nationality by the State, and the descendants of the moors whose history and contributions to the heritage of Spain are systematically ignored.
Visit the blog for updates on the work of IJAN Spain: http://judiosantisionistasenespanya.blogspot.com/