The German national railway company, Deutsche Bahn, has pulled out of all work on the building of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem rail line because it cuts through Palestinian territory but will be used only by Israelis. This is a major victory for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. See clip below from the Financial Times (subscription). There's also a report here that isn't behind a pay wall.
Deutsche Bahn, the German railway operator, has pulled out of an sraeli project that cuts through the occupied Palestinian West Bank, after pressure from activists and Berlin.
The move marks a victory for pro-Palestinian groups and their so-called boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign, which tries to use economic pressure on Israel to help the Palestinian cause.
Campaigners were angered by the activities of Deutsche Bahn’s international consulting arm, which provided advice on the electrification of the new track linking Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The high-speed line, due to be completed by 2017, has attracted sharp criticism from Palestinian officials because a 6-km stretch cuts through the West Bank. more