Palestinian Authority complained to Paris about Safege’s involvement in the project. French finance and foreign ministries warned the company about the legal risks, and it pulled out.
By Nir Hasson-Haaretz
Safege of France, which was slated to play a key planning role in
the Jerusalem cable car project, has canceled its participation after
being warned against it by the French finance and foreign ministries, a
Wednesday media report said.
To “avoid giving any political interpretation,”
Suez Environnement “has decided not to continue,” Le Figaro on Wednesday
quoted a spokesman for Safege’s parent as saying.
Another French company that was mentioned in connection with the Jerusalem cable car has also declined to get involved.
The project, described in detail in Haaretz
three weeks ago, is expected to encounter much opposition for its
political as well as environmental and urban-planning implications. Many
observers are skeptical that the plan will ever come to fruition.