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Dutch Prime Minister Rejects Water Company’s Israel Boycott

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte opposes Vitens, a local water company’s decision to boycott its Israeli counterpart, says boycott is against the Netherlands gov’t policy.

By Elad Benari


Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has rejected a local water company’s boycott of its Israeli counterpart, Kol Yisrael radio reported on Wednesday.

According to the report, Rutte spoke with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and clarified that the decision by Vitens, a Dutch water company, to cut ties with its Israeli counterpart Mekorot is inconsistent with government policy.

Rutte reportedly clarified that Vitens would continue to work with Mekorot.

The reason cited for last week’s decision was Mekorot’s presence in areas located beyond the 1949 Armistice lines. Continue Reading »