May 5, 2011

#BDS: German Railway withdraws from project of new railway line from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

"BERLIN – The German Railway (Deutsche Bahn) will no longer participate in building a new rail line from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Because the route will pass through occupied Palestinian territory.
With this decision, the German railway bends under the pressure of a Group of German peace activists and a Palestinian initiative who had criticized the commitment of the DB since months.
According to a report of the german daily Der Spiegel, Federal Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer (CSU) had informed the DB CEO Ruediger Grube on the political delicacy of the project. Referring to the Deutsche Bahn the magazine reported, that the DB regarded the route under the “terms of international law” for “problematic”.
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