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June 10, 2015 — Israeli President to US General: "I Was Born in Jerusalem, I Am Israeli."
In an obvious response to the recent US Supreme Court decision to deny US citizens born in Jerusalem the ability to have “Israel” listed as the country in their passport, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin expressed pride in his place of birth in a meeting with visiting US Gen. Martin Dempsey, despite US non-recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
JERUSALEM (AP) — French telecom giant Orange SA's declaration that it wants to cut business ties with Israel has given a boost to the burgeoning anti-Israel boycott movement while also drawing a sharp rebuke from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday.
Israeli firm Partner, to which Orange licensed its brand name, is the largest cell phone provider and it has about 28% of the Israeli market.
The United Kingdom’s National Union of Students (NUS), which represents millions of students at universities across that country and is the largest British association of its kind, on Tuesday, passed a resolution to affiliate with the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.
The resolution proposed by Canterbury Christ Church Students’ Union, titled “Solidarity with Palestine: Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions,” passed the NUS National Executive Council with 19 votes in favor, four against, and one abstention, London’s Jewish Chronicle reported.
“Instead of expressing hatred, British students would benefit from studying history and understanding that the distance between conveying hate language and prejudice to committing despicable crimes is not that great,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said.
Prime Minister Netanyahu remarked, “They are boycotting Israel, but not ISIS. This says a lot about the BDS movement.”