Leviev’s Africa Israel Continues Settlement-Building, Contradicting 2010 Pledge [Israel & Occupied Territories]

Author: Adalah-NY [USA], Published on: 18 June 2012

In November 2010…AI [Africa Israel, owned by Lev Leviev]...[said] “Neither the company nor any of its subsidiaries and/or other companies controlled by the company are presently involved in or has any plans for future involvement in development, construction or building of real estate in settlements in the West Bank." However, photos released…of a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Gilo in occupied East Jerusalem show signs and construction equipment emblazoned with the name Danya Cebus, AI’s construction subsidiary…Leviev’s companies have a long history of illegal real estate construction in the Occupied Palestinian Territories…AI…Leviev’s activities in the diamond industry in Angola and Namibia are also the target of renewed allegations of unethical business practices. [also refers to TIAA-CREF, Caterpillar, Northrop Grumman, Motorola Solutions, Elbit Systems, Veolia] [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Africa Israel to respond to these concerns but it declined to do so]

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Related companies: Africa Israel Caterpillar Elbit Systems Lev Leviev Group Motorola Solutions Northrop Grumman TIAA-CREF Veolia (formerly Vivendi Environnement)