Barcelona mayor renews twinning with Tel Aviv

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The mayor of Barcelona has moved to reinstate its twinning with the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, less than seven months after the relationship was severed. Mayor Jaume Collboni announced the restoration of ties earlier this week, according to reports, with pro-Israel groups celebrating the reversal. Former Barcelona mayor Ada Colau cut the city’s sister relationship with Tel Aviv in February 2023, saying the decision was in part due to Israel’s increasing persecution of Palestinians since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s far-right government came to power in December 2022. Trade unions and com…

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