Vienna mayor wants BDS events cancelled in city-funded building

February 26, 2016 19:52

The city of Vienna seeks to pull the plug on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) events in early March in a municipal-funded building, a spokesperson for the mayor told The Jerusalem Post on Friday.

“We would like a cancellation”, said the spokesman, Martin Ritzmaier, when asked about the BDS activities in the city-subsidized Amerlinghaus building.

He added that the city of Vienna has contacted the management of the Amerlinghaus cultural center to urge a cancellation of the BDS activities.

“The city of Vienna rejects boycott calls against the State of Israel and the association BDS-Austria receives no funding from the city of Vienna,” said Ritzmaier. Vienna’s mayor is the Social Democrat Michael Häupl.

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