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.
On Tuesday, Trump will meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem in the West Bank, visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem and give a speech at the Israel Museum.
Envoy arrives in Yemeni capital in hopes of reviving stalled peace talks and concluding Ramadan cease-fire
The coalition now has control of the six largest Iranian cities, including Tehran, the holy city of Mashhad and tourist hotspot Isfahan -- and could capture more when final results are announced.
Sunday's protesters, who flooded Aden from several southern provinces, defended Zoubeidi's council, chanting "Independence is our objective" as they marched.
Gun battle erupted Saturday when Indian soldiers intercepted militants in Nowgam sector crossing over from Pakistan
Hamas says U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks at Riyadh summit mentioning it alongside terror groups are biased
Riyadh summit is attended by Trump along with leaders and representatives of 55 Islamic countries
Ebrahim Raisi, a 56-year-old jurist and cleric, had sent hundreds of pages of documents supporting his allegations of poll violations
The center to be stablished under the MoU aims to monitor money transfers to and from Middle East and North Africa
Trump is scheduled to hold a summit with Islamic leaders later in the day
President Donald Trump in a meeting with Sisi said that "safety seems to be very strong" in Egypt, which has seen deadly bombings and attacks in past months
Egypt has destroyed a total of 27 tunnels linking Sinai to blockaded Gaza Strip since January
"The message of our people has been very clearly expressed. The Iranian people have chosen the path of engagement with the world, far from extremism," he said on state television.
The Boston-headquartered firm said the agreements were inked in the presence of King Salman and Trump, who has chosen Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since taking office in January.