Staff writer | Al Arabiya NewsGO THE BOYCOTTS
Israeli govt, businessmen to meet over global boycott threat
Published time: February 01, 2014 13:00
Amid faltering peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Israeli politicians and business leaders are forced to consider a host of international boycotts that threaten to damage the economy of the Jewish state, local media reveal.
Israeli Cabinet ministers are set to meet next week to address a growing international campaign to boycott trade over ongoing Jewish settlement construction in the occupied West Bank, Israeli daily Haaretz reported.
In the latest development, Norways Finance Ministry directed its $810 billion sovereign wealth fund to blacklist two Israeli firms due to contribution to serious violations of individual rights in war or conflict, through the construction of settlements in east Jerusalem.
Israels Foreign Ministry had no comment on the matter, The Jerusalem Post reported.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Security sources told Al Arabiya News Channel late Monday that Israeli airstrikes have targeted a site belonging to the Shiite Lebanese movement Hezbollah near the Lebanon-Syrian borders.
The airstrikes killed a number of Hezbollah members, the sources said.
Meanwhile, Al Arabiyas correspondent said the Israeli army rejected to give a comment explaining these raids against its arch-enemy, Hezbollah.
Lebanons National News Agency (NNA) reported that the Israeli warplanes launched two raids targeting al-Nabi Shayth, a village located in Lebanons Bekaa Valley near the Syria-Lebanon borders.