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Report: Israeli banks financing construction & occupation of illegal settlements in the West Bank; banks invited to respond to allegations
Author: Who Profits
"Financing land grab: The direct involvement of Israeli banks in the Israeli settlement enterprise", February 2017...
Diakonia brief examines the legal context & accountability of corporations operating in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Author: Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Resource Centre
"The Unsettling Business of Settlement Business", May 2015...
UN creates database of companies operating in Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank & East Jerusalem
In March 2016, the UN Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 31/36 which aims to produce a database flagging companies doing business in Israeli settlements, in a bid to highlight corporate complicity in the Israeli occupation. The database was due to...
With external research provided by Sustainalytics, Wespath identified 39 companies for exclusion from its portfolios under its Human Rights Guideline.
US church pension fund puts 5 Israeli banks on an investment blacklist over links to settlement building
Author: Rick Gladstone, New York Times
The pension board of the United Methodist Church — one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States, with more than seven million members — has placed five Israeli banks on a list of companies that it will not invest in for human rights...
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The [Israeli government] officials discussing the effects of the global boycott against Israel are divided over the potential danger to the state...There are two main contending forces in the debate — the one attempting to play up the danger of the...
Author: Barak Ravid, Haaretz
PGGM...has decided to withdraw all its investments from Israel’s five largest banks because they have branches in the West Bank and/or are involved in financing construction in the settlements. [PGGM informed] Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, Bank Mizrahi...
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Financing the Israeli Occupation: The Current Involvement of Israeli Banks in Israeli Settlement Activity
Author: Who Profits
[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the banks mentioned in the report to respond. Response by the Association of Banks in Israel provided] Who Profits'...report reveals that all the Israeli banks are still heavily involved in financing...
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Israeli banks provide financial services for construction and infrastructure projects in West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements and provide loans to regional and local councils of settlements in the West Bank. Reports by WhoProfits have focused on...
Author: Strauss Group & Israel Women's Network
Strauss Group is proud to publish, in collaboration with the Israel Women's Network, the third annual Israeli Catalyst Census, which examines the percentage of women in senior executive positions and on the boards of directors of TA-100 companies. The....