Spanish city rescinds invitation to Israeli orchestra following BDS
Oviedo – The city of Oviedo, the capital of Spain’s Asturias region, has purportedly canceled an upcoming concert by Israel’s NK Orchestra and a ballet performance.
The producer of the concert set to take place in Oviedo this fall received a notice from the Spanish town saying the decision was made for political reasons not to hold Israeli activities there, reported Ynet News.
According to the report, Oviedo, which used to have friendly relations with Israel, has been governed by a left-wing coalition that has becoming increasingly hostile towards the Jewish state.
The cancellation comes amid fears that the new socialist government in Spain will increase efforts to boycott Israel.