Monday, June 30, 2014

Supporters Of Israel, A List Of Names & Companies Boycotting Israel Exposed

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University of California at Riverside – voted to support a resolution sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine calling on the university to pull its investments from US companies profiting from Israel’s occupation

Oi Polloi (Scotland) cancelled their appearance in the Norwegian cultural establishment Kapittel, protesting the appearance of the Israeli ambassador to Norway. In a twitter-message, the band announced that “We are not playing together with professional apologetics of war crimes, torture, illegal occupation, ethnic cleansing and racism.

EU forbade EU member states from cooperating with or transferring funds or giving scholarships & research grants to bodies in the WestBank, eastern Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights

American Studies Association (ASA) endorsed a boycott of Israeli academic institution

Stephen Hawking (scientist)

Roger Waters – singer

Brian Eno – singer

Dutch pension fund PGGM dumped its holdings in five Israeli banks involved in financing illegal settlements

Danish Danske Bank said Israeli Bank Hapoalim was acting against the rules of international humanitarian law by engaging in settlement construction, and that consequently Danske could not invest in it. Danske had already decided to pull its investments from Africa Israel Investments and Danya Cebus, for the same reason

National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) endorsed a resolution to support actively the BDS movement

In December 2012 the New Zealand superannuation fund, which invests money on behalf of the New Zealand Government, excluded four companies – Elbit Systems, Africa Israel, Danya Cebus and Shikun & Binui – for involvement in Israeli settlements and one company for involvement in the West Bank Barrier. A spokesperson cited UN findings of illegality concerning both the Barrier and settlements as central to the decision to exclude the companies

American investment firm MSCI removed Caterpillar Inc from three “socially responsible” stock indices citing Israel’s use of Caterpillar bulldozers in the Palestinian territories as a key reason for its decision

the Norwegian government announced in August 2010 that based on advice from the Norwegian Council on Ethics, it had excluded two Israeli companies from a government pension fund. According to the government, the firms Africa Israel Investments and Danya Cebus were involved in developing settlements in occupied Palestinian territory

Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest bank, sold its holdings in Elbit Systems in 2010

Assa Abloy, a Swedish electromechanical security systems firm, resolved to move one of its factories out of the West Bank.

Norwegian government pension fund sold its shares in Elbit Systems due to its role in building the West Bank barrier.

United Church of Canada (UCC) adopted a resolution to boycott products originating from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank

Artists Elvis Costello, Snoop Dogg, Meg Ryan have all refused to perform in Israel

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - divestment from companies profiting from Israeli occupation Boeing, General Dynamics Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Ingersoll-Rand and Raytheon among other companies that “profit from Israel’s military occupation and violence against Palestinians in violation of international law and human rights.”

UC Irvine and UC Riverside (both universities in USA) – divestment from companies profiting from Israeli occupation Boeing, General Dynamics Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Ingersoll-Rand and Raytheon among other companies that “profit from Israel’s military occupation and violence against Palestinians in violation of international law and human rights.”

Iain Banks, Scottish writer – cultural boycott of Israel

Teachers Union of Ireland – academic boycott of Israel

US Mennonite Church will not knowingly invest in companies that benefit from products or services used to perpetrate acts of violence against Palestinians, Israelis and other people groups

Scottish Councils currently boycotting Israel are – West Dunbartonshire, Stirling and Clackmannanshire

Legendary UK musician, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, has reiterated his strong support for the Palestinian campaign to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel

Co-op – britian’s largest mutual boycotts exports from Israel’s west bank settlements

Football Beyond Borders announce their official boycott of the UEFA 2013 Under-21 European Championships, hosted by Israel

University of Massachusetts-Boston’s student government (USA) – divest from Boeing

VITA, major retail chain in Norway – to stop all sales of products originating from settlements in occupied Palestine

DaitoCrea, Japan – no longer distributing Ahava products manufactured in the Israeli illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem in the West Bank as of January 31, 2012

British Quakers – voted to boycott Israeli products from the Israeli settlements in the West Bank

University of Johannesburg, South Africa – terminated relationship Ben Gurion University, Israel.

Copenhagen City Council (Denmark) – cancels its contract with security company G4S citing its links to Israeli settlements on the West Bank.

Sephora (Mullhouse, France) – will no longer be selling AHAVA products

AMARC is an international non-governmental organization serving the community radio movement in over 110 countries – boycotting, divesting, sanctions against Israel

MacKlamm Ltd (Scotland) – boycotting all Israeli goods and calling for sanctions against Israel

Scottish Trade Union Congress (Scotland) – boycotting, divesting and calling for sanctions against Israel

Fire Brigade Union (FBU) (UK) – complete boycott of Israeli products

Borough Council in Old Oslo district (Norway)

University of Sussex Students’ Union (UK) – boycott of Israeli goods

The World Council of Churches – called for a boycott of products originating in Israeli settlements

Marrickville Council, inner Sydney (Australia)

Harvard Management Company – divested funds (USA)

Olympia Food co-op (USA)

Pension Buffer Funds AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4 – government pension funds (Sweden) – divestment

Global Pension Fund (Norway) – divestment

Danske Bank and Pensioner Bank (Denmark) – divestment

Hampshire College (USA) – divestment

Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ireland) – boycotting

Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) (Ireland) – boycotting

Stirling Council (Scotland) – boycotting

Methodist Church (UK) – boycotting

Unite – Trade Union (UK) – boycott and divest

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Meg Ryan never refused to go to Israel. For some reason some Israel newspaper falsely claimed she would be at some film festival, which was untrue. This story has been denied by her official spokesperson twice now, in 2010 and 2012. Give it up already and stop abusing celebrities for either one of the sides.