US envoy Shapiro: Difficult to fight boycott of Israel while peace process frozen

US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said Thursday that while the United States opposes all efforts to impose boycotts on Israel or delegitimize the Jewish State, the job of fighting such efforts is made much more difficult by the current stagnation in the peace process.

Shapiro made the comments in interviews with both Israel Radio and Army Radio a day after Stephane Richard, the chairman and CEO of French telecom operator Orange, told reporters in Cairo that his company wished to distance itself from its role in facilitating Israel’s rule over the Palestinian territories.

"We staunchly oppose any effort to delegitimize or boycott or sanction Israel. We will never support this. We will fight together with Israel against all these efforts," Shapiro told Army Radio.


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