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30 June 2013

[PDF] Refugees and Asylum Seekers and Employment (Israel & Palestine)

Author: Noa Kaufman, Kav Laoved

The main problem regarding employment of asylum seekers and refugees is the lack of work permits. The complex legal status of refugees defacto creates a new group of “foreign workers” which is not subject to existing regulations of employment of...

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26 May 2013

Palestinian, Israeli business leaders unite to lobby for peace

Author: Ben Flanagan, Al Arabiya

A group of more than 200 Arab and Israeli business leaders has united to lobby for peace after decades of conflict. Members of the Breaking the Impasse Initiative (BTI) said they would throw their support behind political leaders on both sides, in...

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14 May 2013

Prosecutor Dismisses War Crimes Case against Riwal [Israel & Palestine]

Author: Al-Haq

Today, the Dutch Public Prosecutor announced the decision to dismiss the case against Lima Holding B.V., Riwal's parent company, for involvement in Israeli war crimes...According to the complaint, filed in 2010 in the Netherlands by Advocate Liesbeth...

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21 April 2013

G4S to quit key contracts in Israel

Author: Gill Plimmer, Financial Times

G4S...has confirmed it is planning to quit key contracts in Israel amid protests against its involvement in settlements within occupied Palestinian territories...[W]ith...international protests continuing both outside...[G4S] headquarters in London...

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22 March 2013

The UN should clarify State obligations with regard to settlement-related business activities in Palestine

Author: FIDH - Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'Homme

The UN Human Rights Council adopted today a resolution to follow up on the conclusions issued by the Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)…The resolution requests the UN Working Group on Business and...

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25 February 2013

G4S accused over links to Palestinian ‘torture’ death jail

Author: War on Want

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited G4S to respond. G4S referred us to a previous statement] Campaigners...called for...G4S to be held to account for its involvement with Israel’s unlawful detention of Palestinians. The call followed...

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7 February 2013

[PDF] Report of the independent international fact-finding mission to investigate the implications of the Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian...

Author: Intl. Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Mehadrin to respond. The company did not respond] In the Jordan Valley, deep-water drillings by...Mehadrin, an agro-industrial company, have caused Palestinian wells and springs to dry up...In...

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31 January 2013

[PDF] Israeli settlements symbolise the acute lack of justice experienced by the Palestinian people

Author: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

The International Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory...published its findings on the implications Israeli settlements have upon the human rights of the Palestinian people...The report states that a...

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14 January 2013

[PDF] Feasting on the Occupation: Illegality of Settlement Produce and the Responsibility of EU Member States under International Law

Author: Al-Haq

This position paper will analyse how, by allowing settlement produce to enter their internal markets, Third Party States, and in particular EU Member States, implicitly recognise as legal a situation arising from a breach of peremptory norms of...

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4 December 2012

Despite claims, Ikea Israel refuses to deliver to Palestinians in West Bank while serving settlers

Author: Adri Nieuwhof, Electronic Intifada

Ikea publicly claims its Israeli store delivers to anyone regardless of race, religion or nationality...[However,] a Hebrew-speaking Palestinian living in the West Bank, called Ikea to ask about home delivery to the Palestinian village of Beit Sahour....

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