In this Wednesday, June 3, 2015 file photo, Stephane Richard, the chief executive officer of French mobile phone company Orange, gestures as he speaks during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell, File)
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The head of French telecoms giant Orange told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday his company had no truck with a campaign to boycott the Jewish state, despite Israeli allegations.Israel reacted furiously to Richard's comments, accusing him of bowing to a Palestinian-led boycott campaign.Richard's Cairo comments were interpreted in Israel as a response to a report by a group of NGOs which accused Orange of indirectly supporting settlement activity through its agreement with Partner.Orange says Israel is the only country in the world where it has a trademark agreement with a company that is not a subsidiary.
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