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.
Amos Gilad, strategic adviser to Israeli Defense Minister, says Assad does not control much of his own state anymore
There are some issues that cannot be resolved in the next 36 hours, says White House spokesman
A car bomb claimed by ISIL wounded at least 28 people, who gathered to mourn victims of another attack earlier this month
Amnesty International has accused authorities in Egypt of snuffing out a generations voice.
National Security Council concerned over population changes across border
A scud missile was launched at Saudi Arabia from Yemen.
Two dead, nine injured after an attack in the Sinai Peninsula in northeastern Egypt
Two Al Jazeera reporters charged with 'broadcasting false news,' 'threatening Egypt’s national security' will have their verdict given on July 30
According to Israeli PM, 30-kilometer barrier will run from Red Sea city of Eilat to Timna airport
Aden has been shelled for the second time in three days by Houthis
WikiLeaks has revealed that Saudi,WikiLeaks reveals Saudi, Turkey, Qatar secret anti-Syria plot Turkey and Qatar planned to topple the Syrian government three years ago
The woman killed Ibolya Ryan who was an American teacher by stabbing her in a toilet at an Abu Dhabi shopping mall.
The Syrian army had now "cleansed" ISIL members from the southern district of Nashwa in the city
Israeli police identify attacker as 20-year-old female from occupied W. Bank
Initially, 10 men were reported killed but the intelligence officials later raised the toll to 20.