Orange CEO lands in Israel after company comes under fire for boycott remarks

Amid criticism and media furor,  the CEO of the French telecom company, Orange, arrived in Israel Thursday to address his remarks at a Cairo press conference in which he mentioned his willingness to cancel his company’s contract with its Israeli affiliate.

According to Channel 2 news, Stephane Richard will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had invited Richard in an effort to sort out what Richard calls "supposed decelerations that I never made."

Last Wednesday, reports emerged that Richard told guests at a Cairo press conference that he would sever ties with Israel "tomorrow" if the financial ramification would not be as severe as his company estimates.


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