French Court to Hear Israeli Tram Case
David Gauthier-Villars reports in the Wall Street Journal (17 April 2009) that “Palestinian lobby groups that contest Israel’s authority over East Jerusalem have found they might be helped via an unexpected route: a French court” which has decided it will look into the substance of a case against Alstom and Veolia. These are two companies that – along with Israeli partners – are part of a consortium building a tramway connecting West Jerusalem to Jewish settlements in occupied east Jerusalem.
See also previous website posting Veolia profits from the occupation
And also, arguments for a boycott of Veolia and reports of the sustained campaign against it in a number of European countries.