Join StandWithUs/San Francisco Voice for Israel will protest Spain’s exclusion of Israeli students from solar energy competition outside the Consulate of Spain December 2.
Spain is hosting the 2010 Solar Decathalon, a world solar energy research competition and has now announced that it is excluding students from Ariel University, one of 20 finalist teams.
The U.S. Department of Energy created the first Solar Decathlon in 2002, and agreed in 2007 to have Spain host the competition in alternating years, and is co-sponsoring the 2010 event.
The 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. demonstration will be held at the Consulate General of Spain, 1405 Sutter Street at Franklin, San Francisco.
Spain has capitulated to demands from those groups promoting BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) against Israel and will not allow the team from Ariel to participate.
We will be part of a nationwide series of protests that will also be taking place at Spanish consulates in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Please see standwithus.com/petition for further details and to sign the petition to the government of Spain as well as the US government which should now withdraw its sponsorship of this event.
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