Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, who used to be the Minister of Economy and Trade, told Israelis they should not cancel their cellphone accounts with Orange in Israel, in response to the anti-Semitic statements by Orange’s French CEO.
Bennett pointed out that Partner, the local representative of Orange, is a purely Israeli company, with 3500 Israeli employees. Any actions by Israelis against Partner would hurt an Israeli company and Israeli workers.
Partner is worried about the backlash by angry Israeli citizens, following the remarks by Orange CEO Stephane Richard.
Bennett suggested that Partner sue Orange for attempted damages.
Bennett also said that people who attack Israel must face consequences for their actions.