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  • Orange CEO received death threats over Israel boycott controversy

    June 16, 2015 | 12:09 pm

    Orange CEO Stephane Richard received death threats over his controversial remarks about his French telecomm doing business in Israel.

    After Richard’s personal details were published online, he received about 100 calls on his phone, including several death threats, Reuters...

  • Orange will never back boycott of Israel, CEO tells Netanyahu

    June 12, 2015 | 8:36 am

    Following a series of seemingly conflicting statements about Israel, the CEO of the French telecommunications giant Orange publicly assured Israel’s prime minister his firm would never boycott the Jewish state.

    Stephan Richard, who last week in Cairo appeared to link his firm’s...

  • The Ultimate Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Low Sugar Summer Nectarine Tart [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    June 11, 2015 | 11:09 am

    One thing you should look out for in a nutritionist is someone who likes to eat. Far too often I meet nutritionists who seem to follow a textbook with everything they put in their mouths. They clearly know what’s good for them, but if they don’t ever tamper with what’s bad for...

  • Orange CEO due for Israel visit at week’s end following spat

    June 10, 2015 | 11:29 am

    Orange CEO Stephane Richard is expected to visit Israel at the end of the week, a senior government official said on Wednesday, after sparking a diplomatic spat over his remarks about ending a licensing deal there.

    Israel protested to France after Richard said last week that 25...

  • What Is the BDS Movement Really After?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 10, 2015 | 2:03 am

    Last week, we were all startled by a statement made by Orange CEO, Stephane Richard, saying he does not want his company to operate in Israel anymore. This statement soon became a reality, when the telecom giant announced it would cut ties with Israel. Even though Richard stated...

  • Orange pullout seen as sign of BDS influence on French policy

    June 5, 2015 | 3:44 pm

    To Israel’s supporters, the decision by the French telecommunications giant Orange to dump its Israeli affiliate is not only a politically motivated divestment by a major multinational corporation, but a sign that European policymakers are being impacted by efforts to boycott the...

  • France ‘opposed’ to Israel boycott amid Orange row

    June 5, 2015 | 2:22 pm

    France's foreign minister sought to calm a row with Israel on Friday, saying Paris opposed any boycott of the Jewish state, but stressed telecom firm Orange, which plans to end its license deal there, was free to define its own policy.

    "While it is up to the president of the...

  • France’s Orange plans to end brand licensing deal in Israel

    June 4, 2015 | 9:11 am

    Israel protested to France on Thursday after the head of partly state-owned French telecom giant Orange said it intended to end a brand licensing deal with an Israeli firm, drawing accusations it was bending to a pro-Palestinian boycott movement.

    Commenting on remarks in Cairo on...

  • Hebrew word of the week: Tapuz

    March 26, 2015 | 11:00 am

    Tapuz, the word for the orange fruit, is an acronym of tapuah zahav “apple of gold,” as is done in English when we say “SAT” for Scholastic Aptitude Test, or “AIDS” for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Tapuz contrasts with similar “apples”: tapuah(-ets) for “tree-apple,”...

  • Wandering Jew - Blue ‘Oranges’

    By  Orit Arfa

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Last year at the Israel Independence Day Festival in Woodley Park, anti-disengagement activist Shifra Hastings of Los Angeles was clad all over in orange, the color of protest, right down to her painted fingernails. She tirelessly handed out free orange ribbons, bracelets and...

  • Israel - Tourists Unfazed by Gaza Pullout

    By Daniella Peled

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    For visitors to Israel this summer, the disengagement from the Gaza Strip proved hard to ignore.

    "Everybody's orange," said Rebecca Kaminski, from Berlin, with a laugh, referring to the color adopted by the anti-disengagement activists. "I'm on the blue side, I guess."

    Sitting on...