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Can we talk? The Middle East “peace industry”

Faris Giacaman | The Electronic Intifada 20 August 2009 Upon finding out that I am Palestinian, many people I meet at college in the United States are eager to inform me of various activities that they have participated in that ...

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BlackRock divests from the West Bank

Erik Hagen | Norwatch 20 August 2009 The British bank BlackRock has divested from Lev Leviev settlement projects on West Bank. The divestment follows pressure by three Norwegian banks marketing BlackRock funds. BlackRock was second biggest shareholder in the controversial ...

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Entertaining apartheid Israel deserves no amnesty!

Open Letter to Amnesty International 30 July, 2009 In May, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) called on singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen to heed the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel and avoid ...

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Norway examines the ethics of its Israel investments

Amira Hass | Ha’aretz 28 July 2009 Norway is reexamining its investments in several Israeli companies, in particular Elbit Systems. Two representatives of the Council on Ethics of the Norwegian finance ministry visited Israel at the beginning of June, in ...

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Bil’in vs. Green Park

Corporate Watch 24 July 2009 The Green Park construction company is engaged in building illegal settlements in the West Bank, notably, the settlements of Mattiyahu East and Modi’in Illit, which have been built on land annexed from the Palestinian village ...

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EU eyes exports from Israeli settlements

Ralf Beste and Christoph Schult | BusinessWeek 14 July 2009 The Israeli settlement known as Maale Adumim sits fortress-like atop a red stone plateau. In the Bible, the road to the plateau was known as the “steep red road.” As ...

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