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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Time to Boycott Orange!

As reported by The Jerusalem Post in an article entitled "French telecom giant Orange plans to cut ties with Israel, CEO says":

"French telecom operator Orange Chairman and CEO Stephane Richard told reporters in Cairo that his company wished to distance itself from its role in facilitating Israel’s rule over the Palestinian territories.

. . . .

'Believe me I would cancel the contract tomorrow if I could,' Richard said. His comments were reported by the Daily News Egypt.

Richard said that the language of Orange's contract with its Israeli operator precludes it from pulling out.

'We didn’t renew the contract, we wanted to change the terms of the contract and include a termination date, as there previously wasn’t a termination date, and gave us no possibility of leaving the deal,' he said."

It's time to boycott Orange outside of Israel!


  1. Orange mishegoss complicated by Haim Saban's role in the Israeli "operator"? Did they watch "The Honourable Woman" at his fundraiser for Hillary?

    Meanwhile, Der Spiegel thinks a state visit by Egypt's al-Sisi is close to a state visit for a war criminal...

    Europe needs a brain reset.


  2. perhaps my comment yesterday was premature, so will let you follow the fallout without my sarcasm.

    appreciate your allowing me to still have a tiny voice, regardless of approval :)


    "...Orange proudly advertises its Nagorno-Karabakh service on the homepage of its Armenia site. A press release announcing the service said its goal is make things more “convenient” for Armenians traveling into the occupied territory. And the service is done in cooperation with a local telecom firm based entirely in, and dedicated to primarily serving, the occupied territory. In an even more amazing twist, given the French attitude towards the West Bank, Orange supports fundraising for Armenian settlements in Karabakh.

    Unlike its Israel service, which is operated by a local company that merely licenses the trademark, Orange Armenia is directly run by the French-based company, and headed by a French executive, Francis Gelibter. Orange itself is quarter-owned by the French government. So France has, just this year, begun participating in what its own senior foreign ministry officials call a war crime when Israel does it...."