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9 December 2013

UK government issues warning over doing business with Israeli settlements

Author: Harriet Sherwood, Guardian (UK)

The UK government has issued an explicit warning to British businesses over the risks of involvement in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including potential damage to a company's reputation...It is the first time the UK government has explicitly...

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20 November 2013

Activists burst occupation profiteer SodaStream’s “feel-good” bubble (Israel & Palestine)

Author: Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Soda Stream to respond. SodaStream declined to respond] SodaStream...the soft-drink machine is manufactured in Maale Adumim, one of Israel’s illegal West Bank colonies where Palestinian workers,...

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30 October 2013

Deals linked to settlements in occupied territories could be ‘criminal,’ UN expert warns (Israel & Palestine)

Author: UN News Centre

An independent United Nations human rights expert...warned that financial institutions and real estate companies involved with housing settlements in occupied Palestinian territory – which are considered illegal under international law – may be held...

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30 September 2013

East London Teachers Association condemns G4S contract with Israel’s Prison System

Author: War on Want

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited G4S to respond. G4S referred us to a previous statement provided below] War on Want welcomes the principled motion passed by the East London Teachers Association (ELTA) condemning G4S complicity in...

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3 September 2013

EU Guidelines on Israeli settlements in Palestine

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 19 July 2013, the EU released new guidelines on the eligibility of Israeli entities working within Israeli settlements in Palestine for funding by the EU. According to the guidelines, the various EU bodies can no longer fund or dispense awards,...

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27 August 2013

Dutch government advises firm to pull out of East Jerusalem sewage plant (Israel & Palestine)

Author: Adri Nieuwhof, for Electronic Intifada

Royal HaskoningDHV, a Netherlands-based engineering company, is involved in designing a sewage treatment plant in East Jerusalem. After the Dutch government discouraged the firm from aiding Israeli settlements, Royal HaskoningDHV has decided to review...

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21 August 2013

Repeal of exclusions from the Government Pension Fund Global (Norway/Israel & Palestine)

Author: Ministry of Finance (Norway)

At the recommendation of the Council on Ethics, the Ministry of Finance has decided to revoke the exclusions [from govt. pension fund] of the companies Africa Israel Investments...and Danya Cebus...The reason for the decision is that the companies are...

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1 August 2013

Veolia transportation Israel stopped operating the Modi'in bus network

Author: Who Profits

Veolia Transportation Israel (Connex Israel) has terminated its operations of the Modi'in bus network...which serve Israeli settlements in the West Bank and run along the apartheid road 443. However, the company continues to operate regular bus...

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24 July 2013

Peace Through Profits? Inside The Secret Tech Ventures That Are Reshaping The Israeli-Arab-Palestinian World (Israel & Palestine)

Author: Richard Behar, Forbes

Nearly 100 times over the past two years Israeli high-tech experts and Palestinian entrepreneurs have gotten together in the hope of making Israel’s “Startup Nation” economic miracle a cross-border affair...“The way to end this conflict is to create a...

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18 July 2013

Protests Held In 12 Cities Against Tiaa-cref Investments In Israeli Military Occupation

Author: We Divest

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited TIAA-CREF to respond. TIAA-CREF declined to respond] On...July 16th at TIAA-CREF offices in over a dozen cities...[in the USA], human rights advocates protested the retirement giant’s investments in...

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