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Orange feels the heat from BDS France

This is the third article in a series that looks at various BDS movements from around the world and the campaigns that these movements focus on. As the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movements continue to make news around the world; many critics of the movement have questioned its effectiveness. Reports[…]

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Orange CEO tells Israel he will never back boycott

The head of French telecoms giant Orange told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday his company had nothing to do with a campaign to boycott Israel, despite Israeli allegations. “I regret, deeply, this controversy,” Stephane Richard told Netanyahu in English in videotaped remarks distributed by the premier’s office. “I want[…]

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France ‘opposed’ to boycott of Israel

France’s foreign minister on Friday said Paris was “firmly opposed” to any boycott of Israel as a row rages over telecom group Orange’s decision to withdraw its brand from Israel. “Although it is for the president of the Orange group to determine the commercial strategy of the company, France is[…]

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Israel sees red over Orange plans to axe ties

French telecoms giant Orange said Thursday it wanted to withdraw its brand from Israel just hours after its chief executive came under fire from Israeli officials for giving in to a pro-Palestinian campaign. Orange, which is partly controlled by the French government, insisted its decision to end its brand-licensing agreement[…]

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