Updates from the palestinian BDS ()
A new report by Who Profits investigates the involvement of Israeli and multinational pharmaceutical industries in the occupation and the structure of a Palestinian captive market.
The Paris Protocol, which regulates the financial relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, is a significant part of the 1993 Oslo Accords. The Protocol placed Israel and the future Palestinian state under the same taxation envelope. In general, this means that Palestinians continue to depend on Israeli policies, customs laws, and services for the import and export of goods.
A new report issued this month, researchers at Who Profits project have documented that Ahava's Israeli cosmetics company products are manufactured in the Jordan Valley Mitzpe Shalem settlement and exploit the Palestinian natural resources.
Israel's exports are experiencing a downturn, the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute (IEI) said Tuesday.
A new IEI report said that Israel's exports came to $10.9 billion in the first quarter of 2012 – a 6.5% drop from Q4-2011 and a 5% tumble compared to last year's first quarter.
One disconcerting trend noted by the IEI was a 16% drop in Israel's exportsto the European Unio
Recent research shows that Veolia is involved in “new” Israeli projects in the occupied West Bank.
French multinational Veolia is known for its involvement in several Israeli colonization projects in the occupied West Bank. In a public relations effort to sell a supposed commitment to peace, the company has lend its name to the Veolia Desert Challenge, an Israeli biking event held in the Naqab on 2 December.
This year’s event included a “The Race for Peace”.
Who Profits, a project of the Israeli Coalition of Women for Peace, has uncovered evidence that Veolia is involved in dumping Israeli waste at the company’s site in Tovlan in the occupied Jordan Valley.