World Bulletin / News Desk
European firms are continuing to boycott Israel after it was reported that Dutch pension fund ABP plans to follow fellow pension fund PGGM’s lead in cutting off ties to Israeli banks.
Nordea Investment Management and DNB Asset Management are also reconsidering their relationship with the Zionist state along with Norwegian pension fund KLP, according to the Financial Times.
PGGM two weeks ago decided to withdraw from five major Israel banks in protest at Israel’s ongoing construction of Jewish settlements in occupied West Bank territories, which is illegal under international law.
A US union of academics began the trend by boycotting Israeli educational institutions in late 2013. Israel now fears that the trend may continue to develop and spread across Europe, led primarily by firms in the UK and Scandinavian countries.
Illegal Jewish settlers in the West Bank have already noted a significant drop in income from exports for 2013.
Yassin blamed the Shia Houthi group for the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen
FM spokesman says Ankara committed to train-and-equip program as per deal with US in fight against ISIL
John Gatt-Rutter says EU will 'use more tools' to force Israel out of Jewish settlements expansion
Abbas' resignation caused Palestine National Council to convene for session on September 15-16
The Lebanese governments waste disposal issue has become a pressing problem which has spurred mass protests calling for a change in government
US watchdog says cluster munitions are adding to the terrible civilian toll in Yemen's conflict
Conflicting sides confirm ceasefire which is due to begin Thursday
After supposed rocket fire Israeli forces launch air strikes in centeral Gaza
The leader of ISIL's cyber division has been killed in a drone attack by the US in northern Syria.
Bernardino Leon wants Libyan factions to grasp 'historic and unique opportunity'
Front line between the regional Kurdish peshmerga forces and ISIL in northern Iraq has hardly budged for months
US will seek to allay the concerns of Saudi Arabia over a historic nuclear deal with Iran
Hatay governor blames 'disagreement' among anti-Assad factions for assasination
On top of security duties on unstable borders, Algerian army now aids police forces in imposing security in areas experiencing unrest
Russian leader expressed hope that citizens of both countries will feel the positive trends created by this cooperation
Iran's Assistant Foreign Minister claims his country ready to cooperate with Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace, security, region's welfare