France Drawn Into 'anti-Semitism' Row With Israel Over Orange Withdrawal

Laurent Fabius declared he was "opposed to any boycott of Israel" Instead, Mr Fabius said it was "up to the president of the Orange group to define the commercial strategy of its company". He added pointedly that "the position of France and the European Union on settlements is consistent and widely known". Orange has been under pressure because its brand is used by West Bank settlers.