BUSINESS – Burma, Israel sign bilateral trade agreement

Burmese and Israeli diplomats signed a Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investments Agreement on 5 October aimed at boosting bilateral trade. Israel becomes the 11th nation to sign such a deal with Burma. The move comes despite an international campaign to divest in Israel due to its occupation of Palestinian territory and what some are calling “genocide” in a recent assault on Gaza. Israel has been linked to selling weapons to the former Burmese military regime.