Israel's Partner cuts ties with Orange after political spat

February 16, 2016 6:45 PM

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JERUSALEM – Israel's Partner Communications has cut ties with French mobile phone giant Orange eight months after a public spat over politics.

In June, Orange CEO Stephane Richard stoked anger in Israel when he said he wanted to sever ties with local operator Partner as soon as possible in part to improve business in the Arab world. Orange faced international criticism because Partner operates transmission towers in Jewish settlements in t...

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