Kol Yisrael radio reported yesterday that three businesses located in the settlements plan to move to an industrial park within northern Israel so as not to become caught up in the European campaign to target settlement products. The report noted that there are 70 such businesses within the current settlement industrial area which employ 5,000 workers. BDS is having an impact.
Even Israeli President Shimon Peres understands, according to Ben Caspit in Maariv, that:
Time works against us. He worries about a quickening deterioration and tightening economic boycott against Israel, the total loss [to Israel of former allies] of the Arab world, collapse of the peace process and American alienation [from Israel].
He apparently does have moments of lucidity despite his performance at Davos with Erdogan.
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- Bernard Avishai: Targeted Sanctions, Yes; Boycott and Divestment, No (themagneszionist.blogspot.com)