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Steps by European companies and governments to restrict business with West Bank settlements are rekindling longstanding fears in Israel of a broader economic boycott over its treatment of the Palestinians.

After facing criticism from activist groups in the Netherlands, Vitens, the Dutch drinking-water company, said this week that it was cutting ties with Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, because it had business in the occupied West Bank.

Separately, UK Trade & Investment, the business promotion body, published guidance last week warning companies of the risks of doing business wi

December 12, 2013
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The Romanian government has said it will stop sending construction workers to Israel if Jerusalem does not pledge they won't be working in the West Bank.

The two sides have been trying to reach a new agreement for about two years but have failed despite Israel’s shortage of workers in the construction sector.

The Romania news comes in the wake of tension between Israel and the European Union over the 28-member body's recently issu

December 11, 2013