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France-Based Firm Pulls Out of Israeli Cable Car Project in Jerusalem


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Fly
- 1459 days ago - english.pnn.ps
"To avoid any political interpretation, Suez Environnement has decided not to take part in this project," it said.



   

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fly bird (26)
Friday March 27, 2015, 11:01 am
France-based utility giant Suez Environnement said Wednesday that, because of political sensitivities, it has decided not to take part in a cable car project linking West Jerusalem to the annexed Eastern sector.

The project, run by Jerusalem city council, has stoked controversy over the Israeli cable car's planned route, which passes through parts of mostly Palestinian East Jerusalem.

"To avoid any political interpretation, Suez Environnement has decided not to take part in this project," it said.

Suez said its involvement in the project was limited to a feasibility study carried out by engineering firm SAFEGE, one of its subsidiaries.

"SAFEGE fulfilled a contract for Jerusalem municipality between June and November 2013, carrying out a feasibility study, from a technical perspective, on a public cable car system in Jerusalem," it said.

The PLO and international community oppose any Israeli construction in East Jerusalem, which was seized in the 1967 Middle East war and is officially recognized as occupied Palestinian territory.

The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee welcomed the decision.

"Safege and Puma has taken the only sensible decision and have avoided participating in Israel's colonization of Palestinian land. By doing so they have also avoided becoming targets for the international BDS movement," a statement on their website said.
 

Kathleen M (210)
Friday March 27, 2015, 11:13 am
Interesting. Thanks for posting, Jess.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday March 27, 2015, 11:48 am
It's a shame. There's too much politics and not enough working together.
Thanks Jess.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 27, 2015, 12:06 pm
The article could have been condensed into one succinct sentence: * By doing so they have also avoided becoming targets for the international BDS movement,*

Money always takes precedence....and maybe a little fear of retribution??
 

fly bird (26)
Friday March 27, 2015, 12:48 pm
@Barbara 2 words
P-E-A-C-E- T-R-E-A-T-Y.
 

Birgit W (160)
Saturday March 28, 2015, 3:28 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday March 28, 2015, 3:54 pm
Thanks, Jess
They'd have been a little more honest if they'd refused the feasibility project contract in the first place ...
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday March 28, 2015, 4:37 pm
Je suis d'accord.
 

Roger G (148)
Saturday March 28, 2015, 5:06 pm
noted, thanks
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday March 28, 2015, 7:41 pm
Thanks
 

. (5)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 4:29 am
ty
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 8:36 am
jess, two words: Recognize Israel.
 
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