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The successful campaign to pull out DEUTSCHE BAHN, the German National Railways, from an Israeli construction project in the West Bank caught media attention.
National Railways (Deutsche Bahn) announced in March this year that it will no longer participate in the construction of a high-speed Israeli train line from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as the route passes through occupied Palestinian territory yet is intended for the exclusive use of Israeli citizens. Merav Amir, Coordinator of Who Profits congratulated the German Government, noting that usually “there is a discrepancy between what EU government's say and what actually happens. Governments issue statements about the illegality of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, but what the EU commercial sector actually does is to violate those very declarations, encouraging Israeli control over occupied territory.”
See link to Who Profits report Crossing the Line: The Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Fast Train, A new Israeli train line through occupied West Bank areas
AP and Financial Times covered the story and subsequently all major Israeli news outlets, such as Ynet News.
IN THE NETHERLANDS the right wing party of Geert Wilders (PVV) demanded in response to DB pull out that the Dutch government support the railway project triggering public outrage.