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12 January 2016

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...

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20 January 2016

Wespath excludes 39 companies from portfolio on human rights grounds

With external research provided by Sustainalytics, Wespath identified 39 companies for exclusion from its portfolios under its Human Rights Guideline.

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13 August 2017

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...

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Company non-response
14 August 2017

Israel Discount Bank has not responded re allegations of financing Israeli settlements

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Israel Discount Bank to respond to Who Profits' "Financing Land Grab" report, but has not received a response.

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Company non-response
16 October 2017

Israel Discount Bank did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Israel Discount Bank to respond to HRW's report. Israel Discount Bank did not respond.

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16 October 2017

OPT: HRW calls on Israeli banks to comply with human rights responsibilities, cease activities in settlements

A 2017 Human Rights Watch (HRW) report refutes claims by Israeli banks that they are required to provide financial services to settlements in the occupied West Bank under Israeli law.  HRW analysed Israeli law and international humanitarian and human...

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13 May 2019

Do Oil Fund investments in the Occupied Palestinian Territory violate human rights?

"Do Oil Fund investments in the Occupied Palestinian Territory violate human rights?" 24th April 2019...

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Company non-response
20 May 2019

Israel Discount Bank did not respond

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