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- Measures are welcome but Israel's persistent human rights violations must be met with more impactful consequences

At least 12 more European governments published online guidance warning their citizens and businesses about risks involved in trade and other economic links with illegal Israeli settlements on Thursday and Friday, bringing the total number of countries to publish such advice to 17.

The statements warn businesses about the economic, legal and reputational "risks" of economic ties with illegal Israeli settlements and state that firms should be aware of the "possible abus

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On 4 December 2013, 13 Professors of International Law sent a letter to Dutch Foreign Minister Timmermans concerning the Netherlands-Israel Cooperation Forum.

Therein, the Professors urged the Dutch government to formally and explicitly restrict the territorial scope of this forum to Israel within its internationally recognized pre-1967 borders, to ensure that settlement companies cannot and won’t participate in activities un

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Steps by European companies and governments to restrict business with West Bank settlements are rekindling longstanding fears in Israel of a broader economic boycott over its treatment of the Palestinians.

After facing criticism from activist groups in the Netherlands, Vitens, the Dutch drinking-water company, said this week that it was cutting ties with Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, because it had business in the occupied West Bank.

Separately, UK Trade & Investment, the business promotion body, published guidance last week warning companies of the risks of doing business wi

December 12, 2013
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The Romanian government has said it will stop sending construction workers to Israel if Jerusalem does not pledge they won't be working in the West Bank.

The two sides have been trying to reach a new agreement for about two years but have failed despite Israel’s shortage of workers in the construction sector.

The Romania news comes in the wake of tension between Israel and the European Union over the 28-member body's recently issu

December 11, 2013
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The UK government has published guidance warning businesses about the problems and risks associated with doing business with illegal Israeli settlements and related activities in occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.

Published on the Israel page of the British Department of Trade and Industry website, the guidance warns that there are “clear risks related to economic and financial activities in the settlements, and we do not encourage or offer support to such activity”.

The document urges firms t