COMPANIES THAT PROFIT FROM THE
 ISRAELI OCCUPATION OF PALESTINIAN LAND

 

Index

 

 

Introduction …………..…………………………………….…................................Page   2

Summary of companies in all categories…………………...…..................................Page   4

Backup research with sources………………………………….................................Page 12

List of companies that provide military support………………..................................Page 70

List of companies supporting the wall or settlements…………..................................Page 76

List of companies with operations on occupied land…………...................................Page 78

List of publicly traded companies…………………………...............................….....Page 79

 

 

 

 

  

THE CASE FOR ECONOMIC ACTION AGAINST COMPANIES
 THAT PROFIT FROM THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION

 

 

Introduction:

 

Two peoples live in the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.  One group has freedom, mobility and control over natural resources.  The other group has seen its freedom taken away, its mobility limited, its access to resources and farmland denied. 

 

More than one million Palestinians have watched their homes confiscated or destroyed by Israel.  Many live in refugee camps with their descendants, or as exiles in other countries.  Israelis travel easily over 700 kilometers of segregated roads built inside Palestinian territory, while Palestinians wait in long, hot lines at checkpoints that separate their towns, impeding access to hospitals, schools and jobs.

 

The continued occupation of land seized by Israel from its neighbors in 1967 is illegal under international law, as are the settlements that now house more than 420,000 people on Palestinian land in the West Bank.  These settlements and Israeli citizens take 83% of the Palestinians’ water supply, leaving them with desperate shortages.  Israel is in violation of the Geneva Conventions, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, and at least 35 UN Resolutions. 

 

The Separation Wall being built inside Palestinian territory annexes 10% of the West Bank’s most fertile land to Israel.  Israel has also announced its intention to keep the Jordan Valley, which comprises the eastern third of the West Bank.  Portrayed as a sacrifice, Ehud Olmert’s “withdrawal” plan would retain these valuable areas and major settlements, leaving almost half of the West Bank under Israeli control.  There will be nothing left for a Palestinian state except three isolated ghettos in the West Bank and one large walled prison in Gaza.  

 

Israel’s actions toward the Palestinian people and the Lebanese people have been deemed “war crimes” by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other respected groups.  Using arms supplied largely by US companies, Israel killed more than 500 Palestinians and 1200 Lebanese during the first ten months of 2006.   Most of these were civilians. 

 

Israel represents one of the largest markets for US military products.  According to the Arms Trade Resource Center in New York, “The bulk of Israel’s current arsenal is composed of equipment supplied under U.S. military aid programs.” Paid for by taxpayers, these weapons sustain the illegal occupation of Palestinian land.  American companies and their investors also make tremendous profits from these sales.

 

For every finished weapon or system, there are scores of companies that manufacture component parts.  In many cases, these subcontractors sit at the table with Israeli military procurement teams, discussing the specific requirements of the Israeli buyers for the finished product.  Any company providing components or equipment to the Israeli military is supporting the agent of occupation.

 

Shareholders and consumers possess enormous economic leverage that can influence the behavior of companies, and ultimately change the policies of governments.  When companies sell products to a country that consistently uses them to violate human rights, these groups have a responsibility to act.  

 

Selective divestment, boycotts, and corporate engagement are not intended to harm the Israeli economy.  Only a few companies listed here are Israeli.  However, such actions can send a message to US and foreign companies that there is a significant cost to supporting Israel’s occupation.  They can also help end a system that transfers money from US taxpayers into the pockets of corporations and political leaders using the conduit of Israel’s military procurement. 

 

Congress approves billions of dollars each year for Israel, knowing full well that a large portion of these funds will flow back to their states in the form of contracts for military supplies.  Corporations receiving these contracts then contribute to members of Congress.  It is enormously profitable to these companies and politicians to keep Israel at war.

 

Israel’s military leaders profit as well.  In a recent article, Israeli writer Yitzhak Laor stated, “Even while they are still serving, our generals become friendly with the US companies that sell arms to Israel; they then retire, loaded with money, and become corporate executives. The IDF is the biggest customer for everything and anything in Israel. In addition, our high-tech industries are staffed by a mixture of military and ex-military who work closely with the Western military complex…”

 

This system has had devastating consequences for Israeli society, with a quarter of the population living in poverty while their defense establishment prospers.  It also discourages efforts toward peace.  

 

In our religious organizations, our towns and our individual investment portfolios, we have become unwitting participants in this ethos of destruction.  We have an opportunity to change it through economic action.  It is hoped that this research will provide a framework for beginning. 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note:  Using the sources provided, each investor or investment manager has the freedom to interpret whether the relationship to the occupation warrants divestment, or whether engagement with these companies will be effective.  Many of the companies listed are not publicly traded.  However, they are located in our communities, and consumer action as well as public discussion of these relationships may have a significant impact. 

This material will be updated as new information becomes available. Careful checking of facts and confirmation through added sources is ongoing. Constructive feedback is welcome and should be directed to apassionforpeace@aol.com .

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPANIES THAT PROFIT FROM THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION OF PALESTINIAN LAND

 

(This list includes companies that supply equipment to the Israeli military which enforces the occupation, companies that provide support for the separation wall or settlements, and companies with operations on occupied land. See index for lists by category.)

ABIR TEXTILE INDUSTRIES is located in the Barkan Industrial Zone on occupied territory in the West Bank.

 

ACE AVIATION SERVICES has supplied spare ordinance parts to the Israeli Ministry of Defense for more than eight years.

 

ACE HARDWARE has stores in West Bank settlements on illegally occupied Palestinian land.

 

AHAVA AND AHAVA USA manufacture products made with ingredients from the Dead Sea.  They violate US customs rules by declaring that their products are “Made in Israel” when they are really made in the occupied Palestinian territories in the settlement area of Mitzpe Shalem.

 

ALLIANT TECH SYSTEMS is engaged with an Israeli company in the production of rubber-coated bullets.  Such bullets are frequently used against Palestinians as well as Israeli and international peace activists engaged in peaceful demonstrations to protest Israel's confiscation of Palestinian land in the occupied territories.  Rubber bullets often blind, disfigure or kill those who are hit by them.  Alliant is also engaged in other contracts that support the Israeli military, including fuses for cluster bombs and multiple launch rocket systems.

 

ALSTROM, a French company, has a contract to build and operate Jerusalem’s light rail system connecting Jerusalem with illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank

 

AMERICAN TECHNICAL CERAMICS sells electronic components called capacitators, which are used in radios, cellular systems, radar satellites and other high frequency communications devices, to Israel as part of the U.S. government's Foreign Military Financing Program.

 

AMERICAN TRUCK COMPANY, A DIVISION OF TEREX, currently possesses a $65 million dollar contract with Israel to provide tactical trucks and associated equipment, spare and repair parts. 

 

AMIDA INDUSTRIES of South Carolina (owned by Terex) has been exporting mobile floodlight towers used by the Israeli Army and Air Force.

 

ANNISTON WINDUSTRIAL has supplied Israel with military items such as replacement parts, pumps, and water valves for the past five years through the U.S. Department of Defense.

 

AVIATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP has a joint strategic agreement with Israel Aircraft Industries for the design, development, and manufacture of a new combat training jet, called the Javeline AJT (Advanced Jet Trainer).

 

BACOU-DALLOZ has a division, Lase-R Shield, which sells laser safety eyewear to the Israeli Ministry of Defense.

 

BAE SYSTEMS manufactures a number of parts for Israeli F-16 fighter aircraft, which have been used against Palestinian civilians. These include navigation systems, HUDs (Head-Up Displays) and heat dissipaters.

 

BEAVER AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE, A DIVISION OF PHILLIPS SERVICE INDUSTRIES INC. produces precision ballscrews and actuators used in wing flap actuators for Israeli military aircraft. 

 

BLOCKBUSTER has kiosks in illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land.

 

BOEING has been a major supplier of the F-15 Eagle and the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter to Israel.  These aircraft have been used to attack Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, resulting in many civilian casualties.   Boeing makes missile systems, F-15 software, Apache Helicopters, and Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM), a guided air-to-surface weapon.

 

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC owns 25% of the Israeli company Medinol, which operates out of the industrial zone of Har Ha-Hozvim, an illegally occupied area of East Jerusalem.

 

BOSTON SYSTEMATICS, a software development firm, has Foreign Military Sales contracts with Israel.

 

CARMEL AGREXCO (www.agrexco.com) is a 75% Israeli state owned company dealing with 70% of the exports of settler fresh produce from the West Bank.

 

CATERPILLAR supplies bulldozers to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).  The IDF uses these to destroy Palestinian homes, orchards and olive groves in the Occupied Territories.  They are also used to clear Palestinian land for illegal Israeli settlements, segregated roads and the “Separation Barrier.” Despite years of corporate engagement by investors, Caterpillar is expanding its role in the occupation, recently announcing a joint venture with InRobTech to develop unmanned remote-controlled bulldozers for Israel.  More information is available at the Stop Caterpillar website, http://www.catdestroyshomes.org/ 

 

CEMENT ROADSTONE HOLDINGS (CRH) is an Ireland based multinational.  CRH benefits from a monopoly on cement production within Israel through its 25% holding in the Israeli group Mashav Initiating and Development Ltd., which is the holding company for Nesher Cement, Israel’s sole producer of cement.  CRH has admitted that “in all probability” its cement is being used in the construction of the Separation Wall inside the West Bank, which the International Court of Justice has ruled illegal.

 

CIRCLE SEAL CORPORATION has been supplying Israel with electro mechanical motion switches, which are used in motion detecting bombs and other military hardware, for the past 15 years. 

 

CLEAN EARTH TECHNOLOGIES is partnered with Elisra Electronic Systems LTD of Israel to upgrade the datalinks on up to 20,000 AGM-65 Maverick missiles.

 

CONCO INC. sells ammunition containers to the Israeli military.

 

CONTROP's electro optical scanning radar (Spider) is part of the observation system used in Israel’s separation wall.  Controp is based in Israel but has a subsidiary, Controp USA Inc., in New York State and an office in Washington, DC.

 

CONNEX is the central partner in a new $500 million light rail system designed to link Jerusalem to the illegal settlements of the occupied West Bank.  The company is now known as Veolia Transport and is a unit of Paris-based Veolia Environnement.

 

DAEWOO INTERNATIONAL knowingly sells bulldozers and excavating drills to independent contractors who use them to destroy Palestinian homes in the occupied territories.

 

DATA DEVICE CORPORATION supplies electronic systems that help fly Apache attack helicopters, used by the IDF against Palestinians.

 

DETEKTION provides electronic surveillance equipment for use in the Israel's separation barrier being built on Palestinian land in the West Bank near Jerusalem.  This section of the barrier cuts off 55,000 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem from the city where many of them were born.  It will bring at least 30,000 illegal Jewish settlers from the West Bank into Jerusalem's municipal boundaries.  It extends to the Jordan Valley, effectively cutting the West Bank in half.

 

DETROIT DIESEL has a $14 million contract for the export to Israel of technical data and defense services to upgrade 62 M106A2 self-propelled 107mm Mortars to the M1064A3 configuration.

 

DOMINO’S PIZZA has at least one franchise in the occupied territories in the French Hill section of East Jerusalem. 

 

EAGLE PITCHER of Missouri has been selling high performance batteries for 15 years to the Israeli Air Force and space programs.

 

EASTMAN KODAK stores can be found in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. 

 

EDEN SPRINGS, LTD. is located in the Katzrin industrial zone on the occupied Golan Heights. It bottles water from the Golan Heights "Avel Salukia" spring, which belongs to Syria. 

 

ELBIT SYSTEMS is an Israeli company that makes the head-up display (HUD), helmet display, mission computer, presentation computer and digital map, elevators, ailerons, fuselage stabilizers, and doors. Its subsidiary group Soltam produces cannons, artillery, mortars, and ammunition.

 

ELISA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS makes components for the new  Sufa F-16 Israeli Air Force Jet, including a defense suit against radar locking, as well as radar-guided and heat-seeking missiles.

 

ELISRA GROUP subsidiaryTadiran Spectralink and its American partner, Global Communications Inc (GSI) of Hauppauge, New York, will furnish the IDF Signal Corps with equipment and facilities for the global communications backbone for all branches of the IDF Ground Forces.

 

EMC2, of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, handles disk storage for mission critical data storage, and sells to the Israeli Defense Ministry.

 

FABRIQUE NATIONALE holds a $1 million contract for 472 M240 7.62mm caliber machine guns and supporting equipment for the Israeli Armed Forces. M240s are produced in the United States by the US division of Fabrique Nationale (FN USA), a Belgian Company with historically deep ties to US arms procurement.

 

FIRST DERIVATIVE TRADERS has R&D operations in the illegal settlement of Efrat.

 

FMC CORPORATION produces M1064A3 mortars.  Israeli military is upgrading its old mortars to this configuration. The US Defense Department announced a $14 million contract for the export to Israel of technical data and defense services to upgrade sixty-two (62) M106A2 self-propelled 107mm Mortars to the M1064A3 configuration.  Presumably this would involve FMC.

 

FORTUNE INDUSTRIES of Texas has supplied Israel’s government with items including aerospace and military specification fasteners used to hold together parts on airplanes, missiles and ground support equipment.

 

GENERAL DYNAMICS Land Systems in the USA manufactures the GD 883 diesel engine for Israel’s Merkava 4 battle tanks.  It has supplied about 1,000 M60A3 Main Battle Tanks to Israel.  These tanks are frequently used against Palestinians in the occupied territories.  It also produces equipment used on the F16 Fighting Falcon Jets sold to Israel.    General Dynamics will be the general contractor for the production of 3,500 MK-84 "general purpose" bombs, spares and repair parts in a sale proposed by the Pentagon in April, 2007.

 

GENERAL ELECTRIC supplied the propulsion system for Israel's AH-64 Apache Assault Helicopter, which is used in Israeli attacks on Palestinian towns. It also possesses contracts with Israel to sell engines for a variety of military aircraft. In addition, GE possesses several Israeli service contracts for engineering support and testing to resolve readiness problems, maintain performance, redesign low reliability parts, and to forecast hardware wear-out rates.

 

GENERAL MOTORS sells passenger cars and trucks as well as military vehicles to Israel. The Israeli military buys products from GM's Hughes Electronics subsidiary.

 

GLOBECOMM SYSTEMS INC (GSI) (New York), in partnership with Tadiran Spectralink of the Elisra Group (Israel), has a contract to supply the IDF with equipment and facilities for communication between all branches of the IDF ground forces.  The system includes mobile stations installed on HMMWV vehicles.  These vehicles are used by the IDF in the occupied territories.   

 

HICKLIN ENGINEERING of Iowa has sold Israel equipment used to test transmissions in military vehicles.

 

HONEYWELL has a contract for the manufacture, assembly, and repair of the H-764G Inertial Navigation System for various fixed wing and rotary aircraft used by the Israeli Defense Forces.  These aircraft have been used in the illegal assassinations of hundreds of Palestinians, with frequent civilian casualties. 

 

INROB TECH LTD is a certified supplier to the Israeli Air Force. It specializes in the planning and manufacturing of advanced wireless and remote control systems. In January it announced that it had delivered a remote control system for operating a Hummer HMMWV jeep to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and expects to deliver more in the near future. InRob Tech has completed the sale of its first remotely controlled Caterpillar D9 bulldozer to Israel. These remote controlled vehicles are used for border operations, including “cleaning and clearing,” which often means uprooting trees and clearing land for the building of the Separation Wall.

 

INTEL CORPORATION has a large manufacturing facility in Kiryat Gat, built on the ruins of a former Arab Village which was taken by Israel from its inhabitants after the 1949 armistice agreement and in violation of that agreement.  Many of the owners of this land live in refugee camps, awaiting the return assured them in UN Resolution 194.

 

ITT INDUSTRIES provides the Israeli Defense Forces with intensifier tubes for night vision goggles and battlefield communication radios.  Night vision goggles are used by pilots, co-pilots and crew of fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, especially helicopter crews. Battlefield communication radios allow the military to communicate with troops over a secure channel. This is precisely the kind of equipment used in military operations in the occupied territories.  ITT Aerospace Controls sold military radios to the Israel Defense Forces.

 

JCB, a British firm, manufactures equipment used in the construction of Israel’s Separation Wall, built on Palestinian land and ruled illegal by the International Court of Justice.

 

KECO INDUSTRIES INC. of Kentucky has been selling air-conditioning units to the Israeli Air Force for 20 years.

 

KETER GROUP has a subsidiary, Lipski Plastic Industries Ltd., located in the Barkan Industrial Zone on occupied Palestinian land.

 

KOMATSU machines are being used to build new settlements in the occupied territories. 

 

LASE-R SHIELD, A DIVISION OF BACOU-DALLOZ, sells laser safety eyewear to the Israeli Ministry of Defense. It can be used for military purposes. 

 

LIMA HOLDING BV, a Dutch company, which operates in Israel under the Riwal brand name, provides mobile cranes for putting into place the up to 9-metres high concrete elements that make up the Wall. 

LITTON SYSTEMS has been supplying the Israeli military and law enforcement agencies night vision equipment for more than 20 years.

 

LOCKHEED MARTIN is the single biggest overseas supplier for the Israeli armaments industry.  It has received at least $4.4 billion since 1995 for supplying arms, including missile systems and fighter planes, to Israel and has many ongoing contracts, including manufacturing F-16I fighter bombers used by the IDF against Palestinians.  Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control in Orlando, Florida produces the Hellfire missile system for Apache attack helicopters used by Israel against Palestinians.  According to a military trade publication, Israel's main battle tank, the Merkava MK-4 is produced by the Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works Group.

 

M & W ZANDER was awarded a $31,676,996 firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of military facilities within Israel, on May 18, 2004.

 

MAGAL SECURITY SYSTEMS is an Israeli company that is providing security equipment for building the separation wall. 

 

MAGNAVOX sells defense communications equipment to Israel.

 

MCDONALD’S fired an Arabic-speaking employee for speaking Arabic at work. McDonald’s Israeli management demands that all McDonald’s Israeli employees speak Hebrew at work. Arabic, however, is an official language of Israel.

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing, sells aircraft to the Israeli Air Force. The company won a major contract to supply the Israeli Air Force with its next generation of fighters. The deal, to produce 21 F-15I Eagles-a version of the U.S. Air Force's F-15E, is worth $2 billion.”

MOTOROLA is engaged in a 400 million NIS ($93 million) project to provide radar systems for enhancing security at illegal West Bank settlements deep inside Palestinian territory.  Motorola also has a $90-million contract to provide the Israeli army with an advanced "Mountain Rose" cell phone communications system.  Its wholly owned subsidiary in Israel has a contract to develop encrypted wireless communications featuring vehicle-mounted antenna that will enable military use in the occupied territories and other remote areas.

 

NAPCO INTERNATIONAL sells components for Israeli military vehicles, such as tanks and armored personnel carriers.  These vehicles have been used against civilians in the occupied territories.  Napco is owned by JATA LLC.

  

NORTHROP GRUMMAN collaborates with Lockheed Martin in producing the Israeli F-16I Sufa (‘Storm') aircraft by providing the AN/APG-68 (V)9 multimode radar that adds a synthetic-aperture radar mode for high-resolution ground mapping.   The F-16I is a heavily modified two seat version of the U.S. Air Force's F-16D Block 50/52-series fighter and 102 were ordered by Israel in 1997.    

In partnership with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman also produces the Longbow System which when installed in the Apache helicopter greatly enhances the Apache’s lethality.  The Longbow system includes fire control radar and the Hellfire Missile.  Apache Longbow attack helicopters have been sold to Israel.   

 

OSHKOSH TRUCK CORPORATION supplies mobility tactical trucks to the Israeli Military.   Israel also has a  $145 million contract with Oshkosh Truck Corp to build more than 900 armor kits for the military's Medium Tactical Vehicles.

 

PETROLEUM HELICOPTER  (PHIL, PHIK) has done work for the Israeli military and the Ministry of Defense.  The company is located in Louisiana.  PHI Common Stock is traded on NASDAQ (symbols PHII and PHIIK)

 

PHILLIPS SERVICE INDUSTRIES INC. (PSI), headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, is the parent company of Beaver Aerospace.  Beaver precision ballscrews and actuators are used in wing flap actuators for Israeli military aircraft. 

 

PIZZA HUT, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc, has stores in the settlements.  They are reportedly owned by Alon Israel Oil Company, Ltd.

PRATT AND WHITNEY is owned by United Technologies (see below). The company provided Israel with nine F100-PW-229 engines and spare parts in 1997.

 

RADA ELECTRONICS provided the Israeli Ministry of Defense with video cameras used in tanks. Rada also makes ground debriefing systems for Israel’s Sufa Jet.

 

RAYTHEON is a major arms contractor to the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces).  It supplies Patriot, Sparrow, Sidewinder, Maverick and TOW missiles.  The Maverick is a precision, air-to-ground missile that is used against small mobile and hard targets.  Missiles are frequently used against Palestinians in crowded residential areas such as refugee camps. 

 

REILLY BENTON provided the marine insulation for the Israeli warship Saar-5, which was built in Mississippi.

 

REMAX is not a candidate for divestment because it is not a publicly traded company.  However, it is selling property in East Jerusalem and the West Bank that has been illegally confiscated from Palestinians.  ReMax aggressively markets the sale of such properties in Israel and abroad.  

 

RIDGE INDUSTRIES in 2004 acquired the assets of Electro Design Manufacturing of Decatur, AL, an internationally recognized manufacturer of TOW 2 Missile Launchers and upgrade kits. In 2002 Israel purchased 2,030 TOW2 missiles from the United States. Ridge is the primary supplier of TOW support.

 

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL sells navigation and communications equipment to Israel’s military.

 

SDC INTERNATIONAL is in a joint venture with Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) and STV, known as the American Truck Company, to supply the Israeli Defense Forces with 315 Medium Tactical Trucks and associated support.

 

SILICON GRAPHICS (SGI) has a contract to provide Israeli Air Force F-15 pilots with visual system training.   SGI’s system will also allow training using night vision goggles and sensors. Delivery, installation, program management and support will be provided through the SGI Global Professional Services organization.

 

SMITHS GROUP (UK) supplies missile triggering systems for Apache helicopters supplied to the IDF. Such missiles are frequently used against Palestinians in crowded residential areas. 

 

TADIRAN SPECTRALINK (ELISRA GROUP) and its American partner, Global Communications Inc (GSI) of Hauppauge, New York, will furnish the IDF Signal Corps with equipment and facilities for the global communications backbone for all branches of the IDF Ground Forces.

 

TADIRAN COMMUNICATIONS LTD owns Tallahassee Communications Industries in Florida. Tadiran possesses an $18 million contract to supply a new satellite communications system to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).Under this project, named "Seventh Heaven," Tadiran Spectralink and its American partner, Global Communications Inc (GSI) of Hauppauge, New York, will furnish the IDF Signal Corps with equipment and facilities for the global communications backbone for all branches of the IDF Ground Forces.

 

TEREX announced in January, 2004, that its American Truck Company subsidiary has signed an agreement worth $54 million to supply 302 medium tactical trucks and associated logistics support to the Israeli army.   

 

UNILEVER has a majority interest in Beigel & Beigel that produces pretzels in the Barkan

industrial zone in the occupied West Bank.

 

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES sold 15 Sikorsky UH-60L Blackhawk helicopters to Israel in 1997.  These Blackhawk helicopters have been used in Israeli attacks on Palestinian refugee camps and villages in which many civilians have been killed. Additional contracts for 25 helicopters were awarded in 2002.  On February 1, 2001, Sikorsky announced a $211.8 million contract with the Israeli Air Force.   

 

According to Air Force Technology website, “Israel, with the world's largest F-16 fleet outside the USAF, has ordered 110 F-16I aircraft, of which the first was delivered in December 2003. These aircraft have Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engines…”  F-16I fighter bombers have been used by the IDF against Palestinians. 

 

VALERO MARKETING was awarded a $103,331,200 contract to supply fuel to the government of Israel.

 

VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT owns Connex, which is developing a light rail system to connect Jerusalem to the settlements on occupied land.  (See CONNEX)

VOLVO bulldozers have been photographed and videotaped destroying Palestinian homes.  They have also been used in Israel’s construction of the Separation Wall, which is on Palestinian land and has been declared illegal by the International Court of Justice. Volvo has also sold its heavy trucks directly to Israel.  Heavy trucks are used in the building of illegal settlements and the separation wall built on occupied Palestinian land.  Volvo trucks and Mack trucks owned and produced by Volvo have been photographed at the scene of agricultural and home demolitions.

 

WHITE MICROELECTRONICS is a manufacturer of memory and micro-processing products that are used by Israel in defense oriented programs and telecommunications.

YUM BRANDS INC. subsidiary Pizza Hut has stores in illegal settlements in the West Bank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BACKUP DOCUMENTATION ON COMPANIES THAT PROFIT FROM THE ILLEGAL ISRAELI OCCUPATION OF PALESTINIAN LAND:

 

ABIR TEXTILE INDUSTRIES

 

Source #1 - http://gush-shalom.org/Docs/boycott_eng.rtf

Abir Textile Industries is located in the Barkan Industrial Zone on occupied territory in the West Bank. 

Note:  Abir manufactures various sewing threads, notably Abir brands Uni Core and Core Jet threads (used for heavy duty sewing machines, for jeans, harnesses, footwear).  Some of these threads are reportedly used in clothing produced by Levi’s and Marks and Spencers clothing manufacturers.

ACE AVIATION SERVICE -

 

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/AZ.html

Ace Aviation Service of Arizona, which operates as an American division within Serco Defense and Aerospace of the British service company Serco Limited (SRP.L), has supplied spare ordinance parts, such as those used in hydraulic or aircraft fittings, to the Israeli Ministry of Defense for more than eight years.

 

ACE HARDWARE

 

Volunteers with various Israeli peace organizations report that Ace Hardware has stores in many of the illegal Israeli settlements built on Palestinian land.  A New York Times article confirms one in Maele Adumim.

 

Source #1 - http://www.acj.org/Daily%20News/2005/March/March_23.htm#5

ONE STEP BACK IN THE MIDEAST
Editorial
New York Times
March 23, 2005

On Monday, Israel publicly confirmed plans to expand the already large settlement a few miles east of Jerusalem called Maale Adumim. In a community already housing 30,000 residents - not to mention a Blockbuster Video, Ace Hardware and other shops - Israel plans to build an additional 3,500 new housing units.

Source #2 http://worcester.indymedia.org/news/2006/07/3373.php

(The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions:  US businesses in Israeli settlements)  The photo below shows an Ace Hardware in Maale Adumim.

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AHAVA AND AHAVA USA -


Source #1
- http://gush-shalom.org/Docs/boycott_eng.rtf

According to the Israeli peace group Gush Shalom, “Ahava and Ahava USA manufactures products made with ingredients from the Dead Sea.  They violate US customs rules by declaring that their products are “Made in Israel” when they are really made in the occupied Palestinian territories in the settlement area of Mitzpe Shalem,…”


Editor’s Note
:  Mitzpe Shalem is a settlement, according to the settlement support web site http://www.yerushalayim.net/yeshagolanlist.htmIt is located at the northern end of the Dead Sea inside the West Bank.  Sources in Israel inform us that some of Ahava’s products are made in other locations, but the fact that many are made in an illegal settlement may be considered sufficient cause for consumer or investor action.


Source #2
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=10554

Some products are easier to spot. …. skin care products by Ahava in Selfridges and soda stream products from Mishor Adumin in Argos. All of these products are manufactured wholly or largely in West Bank settlements.”
 

ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS
 
Alliant Tech Systems works closely with Israeli Military Industries (IMI), which is the major supplier of weapons to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).  The IDF is the military arm of the Israeli government, which enforces the occupation of Palestinian land.  Together, Alliant and IMI have produced various weapons including rubber bullets (which can maim or kill), a key tool of the occupation forces.  The two companies also collaborate in producing self-destruct fuzes for M864 projectiles (cluster bombs) and Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems.
 
Source #1 - http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2004fuze/hiebel.pdf
 
In April of 2004, a presentation was given by Mike Hielbel of ATK Ordinance and Ground Systems and Ilan Glickman of Israeli Military Industries Ammunition Group, describing their partnership to produce Self Destruct Fuzes for M864 Projectiles and MLRS Rockets.   
 
Source #2 - http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/m864.htm
 

The M864 is capable of delivering 72 dual-purpose (anti-armor/anti-personnel) grenades to the target area.

 
Source #3 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DPICM
 
A Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions (DPICM) is an artillery or surface-to-surface missile warhead designed to burst into sub-munitions at an optimum altitude and distance from the desired target for dense area coverage.  The sub-munitions are designed for both anti-armor and antipersonnel attack.  Some sub-munitions may be designed for delayed reaction or mobility denial (mines).  The air-to-surface variety of this kind of munition is better known as a Cluster Bomb.

Source #4 - http://www.thenation.com/doc/20020902/vest/3

 defense giant Alliant Techsystems, which--in partnership with Israel's TAAS--does a brisk business in rubber bullets.

 

Source #5 - http://atk.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=press_releases&item=25

 

Alliant Techsystems Leads International Team To Produce Non-Lethal Ordnance Under $1.4 Million Army Contract

Oct 12, 1998

Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) said an international team led by its Defense Systems Group has been awarded a one-year, $1.4 million contract from the U.S. Army Armament Research,* Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to produce non-lethal, muzzle-launched ordnance for use in peacekeeping operations and military law enforcement. The contract includes options for three additional years of production, which if exercised could bring the total value to approximately $25 million.

 

Alliant is teamed with Israel Military Industries (IMI) Ltd.., Ramat Hasharon, Israel, on the program. Alliant will serve as the prime contractor and systems integrator and IMI Ltd. will manufacture the ordnance.

Developed independently by IMI Ltd. and designed in conjunction with riot crowd control experts, the muzzle-launched ordnance comes in a disposable container holding 15 rubber bullets that slips over any 5.56mm or 7.62mm rifle barrel equipped with a flash suppressor. The ordnance is fired using a non-lethal 5.56mm ballistic cartridge.

Don L. Sticinski, group vice president, Defense Systems, said the non- lethal muzzle-launched ordnance is intended for use in for controlling and limiting hostile crowd movement.  Alliant Techsystems is a $1.1 billion aerospace and defense company with approximately 6,300 employees. Headquartered in Hopkins, Minn., the company's business groups are Conventional Munitions, Space and Strategic Systems, and Defense Systems. Company news and information can be found on the Internet at http://www.atk.com/.

 

*Editor- note: Israeli Military Industries, also known as TAAS, is owned by the Israeli government.  There is substantial information confirming that rubber bullets produced by IMI (TAAS) have been used against Palestinians with many injuries and deaths resulting. 

 

Source #6 - http://www.matimop.org.il/newrdinf/company/c335.htm

 

IMI - ISRAEL MILITARY INDUSTRIES LTD. (TAAS)

GENERAL INFORMATION


Established:  1947
Ownership:  Government

Core business : Defense and military systems

Employees:  5000

Overview

ISRAEL MILITARY INDUSTRIES Ltd. (IMI) is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of innovative, high performance defense and military systems.

Founded in 1933, IMI is part and parcel of the State of Israel's dynamic development. Its leading edge technology and production capabilities have assured that Israel Defense Forces (IDF) stay at the forefront of modern weapons and defense systems development.

IMI has been outstanding in the commercial sector - from satellite rocket launchers to advanced pay phones, utilizing its leading edge technologies and marketing network. Today, IMI is focusing on its core business - the defense systems market.

IMI is a leading defense industry, offering comprehensive development, design, production and testing facilities. Primary product lines include weapon systems and ammunition for ground forces; tank and artillery ammunition; anti-tank missiles, and artillery TCS - Trajectory Corrected System for Artillery Rocket Systems as well as small arms weapons and ammunition, tank guns and upgrading programs. Also offered a full spectrum of aircraft systems: auxiliary mission equipment; fuel tanks and pylons;
chaff and flare systems; air launched decoys; stand off weapon systems and aerial ammunition.

With over 60 percent of its production destined for world markets, IMI is a recognized supplier to armed forces, law enforcement and security agencies and defense manufacturers on five continents.

IMI is the major supplier to the Israel Defense Forces, fulfilling its most important mission - ensuring the safety and security of Israel and its citizens. With this task as its guide, IMI's drive towards excellence is not just a corporate commitment, but a crucial national responsibility.

 

Source #7 - http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673602087081/fulltext

From The Lancet 2002; 359:1795-1800

(Editor- Note:  The Lancet is a respected British Medical Journal.

“Blunt and penetrating injuries caused by rubber bullets during the Israeli-Arab conflict in October, 2000: a retrospective study

Ahmad Mahajna MD ,   Nabil Aboud MD ,   Ibrahim Harbaji MD ,   Afo Agbaria MD ,   Zvi Lankovsky MD ,   Moshe Michaelson MD ,   Doron Fisher MD ,   and   Prof Michael M Krausz MD 

Summary

Background

Low-velocity rubber bullets were used by Israeli police to control riots by Israeli-Arabs in early October, 2000. We aimed to establish the factors that contribute to severity of blunt and penetrating injuries caused by these missiles.

Methods

We analysed medical records of 595 casualties admitted. We assessed relation of severity of injury to type of bullet, anatomical region of injury, and final outcome. Severity of injury was established by the abbreviated injury scale, and we calculated injury severity score.

Findings

151 males and one female (age range 11-59 years) were included in the study, in whom 201 proven injuries by rubber bullets were detected. Injuries were distributed randomly over the body surface and were mostly located in the limbs (n=73), but those to the head, neck, and face (61), chest (39), back (16), and abdomen (12) were also frequently noted. 93 (61%) patients had blunt injuries and 59 (39%) penetrating ones. Severity of injury was dependent on ballistic features of the bullet, firing range, and anatomic site of impact. Two casualties died after a penetrating ocular injury into the brain and one died as a result of postoperative aspiration after a knee injury.

 

Interpretation

Resistance of the body surface at the site of impact (elastic limit) is the important factor that ascertains whether a blunt or penetrating injury is inflicted and its severity. Inaccuracy of rubber bullets and improper aiming and range of use resulted in severe injury and death in a substantial number of people. This ammunition should therefore not be considered a safe method of crowd control... 

 

Ballistic details

Rubber bullets used during the riots were of two types: RCC-95 this bullet is a blunt cylindrical missile composed of three metal cores that are coated by a hard rubber shell 0·2 cm thick with a diameter of 1·8 cm. The bullet is mounted in a special canister that fits on the muzzle of an US-manufactured M-16 assault rifle. Its weight is 48 g, with a muzzle velocity of 130 m/s and muzzle kinetic energy of 46 J/cm2. The missile dissociates into its three components after shooting. The recommended range of the missile is 40 70 m (table 1). A special propellant cartridge, which is mounted in a conventional canister, is used to propel the fired missiles. The bullets are recommended by the manufacturer (TAAS, Israel Military Industries) for selective control of individual rioters.

 

Source #8- http://www.physiciansforhumanrights.org/library/documents/reports/report-useofforce-israel.pdf  Evaluation of the Use of Force in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank: Medical and Forensic Investigation, A Report by Physicians for Human Rights, 11/3/2000

 

Rubber and rubber coated steel bullets

The numerous head and eye injuries related to rubber and rubber coated steel projectiles must be considered to reflect frequent misuse of these weapons, such as firing at a range of less than 40 meters and firing at the upper part of the body. Of 2,299 emergency ward visits recorded for the West Bank and East Jerusalem hospitals from September 29 to October 17, rubber bullets accounted for 40% of the injuries.. 21 of 25 gunshot wounds to the head reported through October 22 at Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem were rubber bullet injuries. Of the 21 rubber bullet injuries to the head, 16 were penetrating.

 

Source #9  http://www.nature.com/eye/journal/v17/n7/full/6700447a.html

The term 'rubber bullet' is misleading. 'Rubber bullets' cause a wide variety of ocular and periocular injuries. Orbital fractures are common. The tissues of the orbit are easily penetrated. If the globe is hit, it is rarely salvageable.

Source #10- http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0801-05.htm

 

(one of many examples)

Israeli Troops Fire Rubber Bullets at 'Anti-Fence' Activists; 11 Hurt

by Jill Lawless

 

JERUSALEM - Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets Friday at protesters who approached the disputed security fence Israel is building around and in some places through Palestinian areas. A protest group said 11 demonstrators were injured.

 

Source #11 - http://www.scienceblog.com/community/older/2002/E/20023386.html

 

A study in this week's issue of THE LANCET* which highlights the injuries sustained by Arab demonstrators after clashes with Israeli forces in 2000 concludes that rubber bullets are not a safe form of ammunition for crowd control. Michael Krausz comments: "The need for authorities to control civil disturbances is well acknowledged. Techniques used by police forces to deter such activity must be effective and able to keep serious injuries to demonstrators to a minimum. We reported a substantial number of severe injuries and fatalities inflicted by use of rubber bullets when vulnerable upper-body regions such as the head, neck, and upper torso were struck. This type of ammunition should therefore not be considered a safe method of crowd control.

Contact: Professor Michael M Krausz, Department of General Surgery, Rambam Medical Center, POB 9602, 31096 Haifa, Israel; T) +972 4 854 2782 or +972 5 767 2076; F) +972 4 854 3273; E) m_krausz@rambam.health.gov.il

* Please note:  The Lancet is a highly respected publication which has offered authoritative information on global medical issues for 180 years. For more information, see http://www.thelancet.com/about

ALSTROM

Source #1 - http://www.waronwant.org/?lid=12671

 

In 2002 the CityPass consortium consisting of French companies Connex and Alstrom plus

two Israeli companies was awarded the $500 million contract to build and operate Jerusalem’s light rail system connecting Jerusalem with illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. The project is planned for completion by 2020; Alstrom is to provide the trains and Connex will be

responsible for the operation of the line for the next 30 years.

 

AMERICAN TECHNICAL CERAMICS -


Source #1
-
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/NY.html

 

American Technical Ceramics took advantage of the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program (which provides grants and loans to help countries purchase U.S.-produced weapons, defense equipment, defense services and military training) to sell electronic components called capacitators, which are used in radios, cellular systems, radar satellites and other high frequency communications devices to Israel. American Technical Ceramics has been doing business with Israel for 15 years.

 

AMERICAN TRUCK COMPANY (Division of TEREX) -

 

Source #1 - www.FAS.org/asmp/profiles    

 

September 3, 2003 –American Truck Company currently possesses a $65 million contract for 256 6x6 High Mobility Medium Tactical trucks without cranes, 49 ATC 6x6 High Mobility Medium Tactical (HMMT) trucks with cranes, 10 ATC 6x6 HMMT driver training trucks, along with associated support equipment, spare and repair parts, etc.  (See TEREX entry for more information)

 

AMIDA INDUSTRIES

 

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/SC.html

 

Since about 1993, Amida Industries has been exporting mobile floodlight towers used by the Israeli army and air force. Their first experience in Israel was “working with the power companies there and because everything is so integrated between the government, municipalities and military, and done on a project by project basis, business grew,” said International Sales Coordinator Regina Lark. Amida has had a local agent based in Israel for about 7 or 8 years. He provides sales support as well as training classes, technical and manual support, helps with warranty procedures and anything else needed to be done in Hebrew. Lark said that “having somebody in the country is a big plus.” The process of quoting, designing, working with the engineers, doing research, dealing with the Israeli Economic Mission in New York and corresponding with everyone else involved in negotiations takes more than a year. In addition, the actual manufacturing of the specially designed product takes 6-8 months. Despite the long procedure, Amida has been extremely successful in their business interactions with Israel and signed some very large contracts.

 

ANNISTON WINDUSTRIAL -

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/AL.html

 

For fifteen years Anniston Windustrial has been a large supplier of military items to the Department of Defense. The DoD orders supplies such as replacement parts, pumps, and water valves which they then supply to Israel. Windustrial has been supplying Israel with these parts for five years. 

 

AVIATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP -

 

Source #1 - The Jerusalem Post, October 13th, 2004, by Tal Muscal

 

IAI to build training jet with US firm
'Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. has entered into a joint strategic agreement with Colorado-based Aviation Technology Group (ATG) for the design, development, and manufacturing of a new combat training jet, IAI said Wednesday. Neither company released the financial conditions of the partnership. The new combat trainer will be called Javeline AJT (Advanced Jet Trainer), based on the US company's current two-seat trainer with the same name, and will have a maximum flying speed of 500 nautical miles per hour (0.90 mach).' 

 

BACOU-DALLOZ -

 

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/NM.html

 

Lase-R Shield is a division of Bacou-Dalloz Company. “Lase-R Shield sells laser safety eyewear to the Israeli Ministry of Defense. The safety eyewear has numerous applications, it can be used in research and development labs in universities, within industry and for military purposes.” 

 

BAE SYSTEMS -

Source #1 - http://seaporte.na.baesystems.com/
 

BAE Systems Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, BAE Systems, inc. employs some 45,000 employees in the U.S., U.K., Sweden, Israel and South Africa, generating annual sales in excess of $10 billion.

 

Source #2 - http://www.caat.org.uk/publications/countries/israel-0605.pdf

 

“F-16 parts – As was reported in Arming the Occupation, there has been considerable concern at the supply by BAE Systems of Heads-Up Displays (HUDs for the F-16 fighter aircraft destined for Israel.  The first of Israel’s new order has now arrived and the first 25 will be fitted with BAE Systems HUD’s….BAE Systems are also supplying part of the ‘navigation suite’ and elements of the ‘self protection suite (including a BAE systems/Rokar flare….”

 

Source #3 - http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/aircraft/f-16i/F-16I.html

 

BAE Systems Rokar International makes external heat dissipaters and flares for the Israeli Air Force Sufa jet, a new version of the F-16, which has been used against Palestinian civilians.

 

BEAVER AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE INC. -

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/MI.html

Bernard Coyne, a manager for Beaver Precision Products, said his company has been doing business with Israel since 1987. “It's a selective market, the defense industry, but it's extremely pleasurable to do business there……They go out of their way to expedite matters. They went out on a limb to help us financially by advance billings.” Coyne also found it easy to make agreements. Instead of going through committees that stall contracts, the Israelis can reach an agreement "over the telephone or with a handshake." ……….“I'll do everything I can to continue doing business in Israel.”

Beaver Aerospace is a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc.

Source #2 http://www.beaver-online.com/51.html?sm=2645

 

Beaver precision ballscrews and actuators are used in wing flap actuators for Israeli military aircraft.  (See listing under military applications.)

 

BLOCKBUSTER -

 

Source #1 http://worcester.indymedia.org/news/2006/07/3373.php

(The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions:  US businesses in Israeli settlements)

 

Photographs below show Blockbuster stores on occupied Palestinian land in French Hill (East Jerusalem), Gilo, and Pisgat Zeev.  Another settlement with Blockbuster is Maaele Adumim (See Source #2 below.)

 

“Blockbuster1.jpg is from French Hill

Blockbuster Video...
blockbusterfrenchhill.jpg, image/jpeg, 400x300

03.jpg is from Gilo

Blockbuster Video...
blockbustergilo.jpg, image/jpeg, 400x300

S4010063.jpg is from Pisgat Zeev.

Blockbuster Video...
blockbusterpisgat.jpg, image/jpeg, 400x300


”There's a Blockbuster kiosk in every major settlement.  (staff member, The Olive Project, Jerusalem) Blockbuster here is owned under franchise.”

This is Blockbuster Israel's site
http://bbm.co.il/ 

 

Source #2 - http://bbm.co.il/ 

 

The Hebrew language web site of Blockbuster Israel lists video machines in the following settlements:  Gilo, Maale Edomim, Ariel, Givaat Zeev, and Shaarei Tikva.
 

Source #3 http://www.acj.org/Daily%20News/2005/March/March_23.htm#5

ONE STEP BACK IN THE MIDEAST
Editorial
New York Times
March 23, 2005

Maybe Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel doesn't quite get it yet, but this new era of hope in the Middle East means he needs to restrain his instincts for settlement building.

On Monday, Israel publicly confirmed plans to expand the already large settlement a few miles east of Jerusalem called Maale Adumim. In a community already housing 30,000 residents - not to mention a Blockbuster Video, Ace Hardware and other shops - Israel plans to build an additional 3,500 new housing units.

Source #4 http://select.nytimes.com/search/restricted/article?res=F40D1EFE34580C718EDDAA0894DD404482    or http://www.catdestroyshomes.org/article.php?id=278

Israel to Expand Largest West Bank Settlement; Palestinians Object

Israel on Monday publicly confirmed plans to build 3,500 new housing units in the largest Jewish settlement in the West Bank, Maale Adumim. Palestinians angrily responded that such an action would violate the Middle East peace plan and would be a major obstacle to resolving bitter disputes over nearby Jerusalem. …..

The Maale Adumim settlement, with nearly 30,000 residents, a spacious shopping mall that includes Blockbuster Video and Ace Hardware, and streets lined with palm trees and flower beds in full bloom, already resembles a well-ordered suburb in the hills a few miles east of Jerusalem.

Residents welcomed the planned expansion as a natural development for the fast-growing settlement. ''This is very good news,'' said Roni Hai, 52, a taxi driver and a 20-year resident. ''We just keep getting bigger and bigger.'' ….

But Palestinians criticized the expansion plan disclosed Monday as a flagrant attempt to expand the Jewish presence in and around the traditionally Arab eastern parts of Jerusalem and to seal them off even further from Palestinian areas in the West Bank.

''If this is carried out, Israel will be dictating the outcome of negotiations on the future of Jerusalem before they even begin,'' said Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator with the Israelis…….

In practical terms, the expansion of Maale Adumim creates two major problems, say Palestinians and other critics of the Israeli plan. First, Palestinians living in East Jerusalem and nearby areas will be effectively boxed in, with no room to grow.

''This project may be one of the biggest obstacles to reaching a two-state solution,'' said Yariv Oppenheimer of Peace Now, an Israeli group that monitors settlements. ''This will cut off Jerusalem to the east with Jewish settlements.''

Also, an expanded Maale Adumim would serve as a barrier between the northern and southern parts of the West Bank. Palestinians traveling between the two parts would face a lengthy detour, though Israeli officials have hinted that they may build a bypass road.

…….Kinneret Eliyahu, 28, who runs a jewelry store at the settlement's shopping mall, was born in Maale Adumim. Her family was among the first settlers here and initially lacked electricity and running water.

''When I was growing up, this was a tiny place and there wasn't any entertainment,'' said Ms. Eliyahu, who had to commute to Jerusalem to attend high school. ''But now we have everything, and there's hardly any reason to leave.''

 

BOEING -

Source #1 - http://www.palestineinformation.org/divestment.htm

 

BOEING makes missile systems, F-15 software, Apache Helicopters, Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) a guided air-to-surface weapon.  Boeing's Apache Longbow helicopter is the U.S. Army's most advanced attack helicopter. The Apaches are equipped with the Hellfire missile system, produced by Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control in Orlando, Fla. One of these missiles killed local Palestinian leader Hussein Abayat along with two women standing nearby, in the second of half of October 2000.

 

Source #2 - Israel Kicks Off Program to Improve Its F-16s and F-15s

Posted 25-Jan-2006 15:13

 

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F-15s: Note Kill Stickers
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F-15s and F-16s make up the backbone of Israel's potent fighter force. The IDF's main fighter is the F-16 Fighting Falcon, including aging F-16 A/B Netz ("Falcon"), plus F-16C Barak ("Lightning") and two-seat F-16D Brakeet ("Thunderbolt"), and now the heavily customized two-seat F-16I Block 52+ Soufa ("Storm"). Indeed, the Israelis fly the largest contingent of F-16s outside the United States. Israel also flies longer range, higher performance F-15 A-D Baz ("Eagle") models that have greatly distinguished themselves in IDF service, plus the customized two-seat F-15I Ra'ahm ("Thunder") Strike Eagle optimized for advanced ground attack as well as long range interception.

 

Source #3 - http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/business/boeing_israel_991118.html

 

U.S. To Sell Boeing-Made Bomb Technology to Israel
By Alex Canizares
Special to space.com, posted: 02:52 pm ET
18 November 1999

 

WASHINGTON, Nov.18 (States News Service) The U.S. Defense Department has plans to sell satellite-navigation technology to Israel that makes bombs more accurate.

The Pentagon contracts Boeing to make the 700 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, or JDAM, kits that use inexpensive hardware tapped into global positioning satellites owned by the government.

The sale -- valued at $45 million, according to the Pentagon -- also includes some unguided bombs, spare parts, and technical support.. Congress must now approve the government-to-government sale within 30 days.

 

The JDAM makes an old bomb "smarter" by tacking a satellite-navigating cap on the nose of 500, 1,000 and 2,000-pound conventional warheads. The U.S. Air Force used the JDAMs in the NATO offensive in Yugoslavia, including the mistaken bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.

 

The JDAMs sell for relatively cheap; less than $20,000 a piece.

A Boeing spokesman said Boeing’s goal was to make JDAMs an affordable combination of existing technology. "Any lab on earth can duplicate this in nothing flat," he said, "just not so inexpensively."

 

Israel would be the first country to receive JDAMs, which Boeing would like to sell to "most of the 20 or so NATO countries," in the future, said another Boeing spokesman, Bob Algaratti.

A Pentagon statement said the sale would not affect the military balance in the Middle East nor impair U.S. defense readiness.

 

Source #4 http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2001/02/19/daily4.html

 

Israel buys nine Boeing helicopters

 

The Boeing Co. of Seattle has signed a $500 million deal to provide nine Apache Longbow helicopters to the government of Israel. The company said the U.S. Army will contract with Boeing to provide the AH-64D helicopters once negotiations between the governments of the two countries are complete.

Boeing already is producing 30 Longbows for the Royal Netherlands Air Force, and will conclude a contract with the U.S. Army to deliver 232 remanufactured versions of the advanced-design aircraft by the end of the year. Last September, Boeing signed a new deal with the Army to remanufacture another 269 AH-64As into the D-model version. That contract runs through 2006.

 

The contract with Israel, which is expected to approach $500 million, includes aircraft, ordnance, spares, training and support, Boeing said.

 

Source #5 - http://zmag.org/Zmag/Articles/nov01boeing.htm

 

Boeing’s F-15 Eagle has been sold to Israel, Japan, and Saudi Arabia, ... In this role, Boeing doles out sub-contracts to its “competitors” (TRW, ...

 

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists http://www.thebulletin.org/article_nn.php?art_ofn=so02norris

Aircraft. Over the past 30 years, Israel has acquired several types of aircraft capable of carrying nuclear gravity bombs, including F-4 Phantoms, A-4 Skyhawks, and more recently, F-16s and F-15Es.

The F-16 has been the backbone of the Israeli Air Force and is the most likely candidate for air delivery of nuclear weapons. From 1980--1995, Israel bought or received 260 F-16s from the United States: 103 F-16As, 22 F-16Bs, 81 F-16Cs, and 54 F-16Ds. In 1999, the Israeli government announced it would buy 50 F-16Is, at a cost of about $2.5 billion. Israel will receive the aircraft over a two-year period beginning in early 2003. Under this contract, Israel has the option to purchase 60 additional aircraft. If it does, delivery would continue through 2008.

Of the F-16s, probably only a small fraction are nuclear certified with specially trained crews, unique procedures, and modifications that enable them to carry nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons may be deployed with assigned squadrons at one or more air bases. Or the weapons may be kept at dispersal bases, such as Tel Nof, where certified planes could be loaded. It is especially difficult to determine which squadrons are assigned nuclear missions and which bases support them. Likely F-16 squadrons are: the 111th, 115th, and 116th at Nevatim (southeast of Beersheba), and the 140th and 253rd at Ramon in the Negev. Other possible squadrons are the 109th, 110th, and 117th at Ramat-David in northern Israel, and the 101st, 105th, and 144th at Hatzor……

 

In January 1994, Israel selected the Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle for its long-range strike and air-superiority roles. It is called the F-15I Ra'am (Thunder) in Israel. Initially, 21 planes were ordered, with a pricetag of just over $2 billion. In 1995, Israel bought four more. On January 19, 1998, the first two Ra'am planes landed in Hatzerim Airbase, flown by Boeing pilots. The plane has greater takeoff weight (36,750 kilograms) and range (4,450 kilometers) than other F-15 models. Its maximum speed at high altitude is Mach 2.5. The plane has been modified to use special radar with terrain-mapping capability and other navigation and guidance systems. The Ra'am can carry 4.5 tons of fuel in its internal, conformal, and detachable tanks, as well as 11 tons of munitions. The last of 25 F-15s were delivered to the Israeli Air Force before May 1999. The F-15Is are assigned to Squadron 69 (Hammers Squadron) at Hatzerim. In the U.S. Air Force, the F-15E Strike Eagle has a nuclear role. Whether the Israeli Air Force has provided nuclear capability to this high-performance plane is unknown.

 

Source #6 - http://www.hrw.org/campaigns/israel/joint-ltr.htm

 

Suspend Helicopter Sale to Israel

October 18, 2000

 

The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright
Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC 20520

 

Dear Secretary Albright:

 

We urge that the recently announced sales of military helicopters by the United States to Israel be suspended pending full investigation of Israel´s use of such helicopters in attacks against Palestinian civilians as well as the assured cessation of such attacks. We find the sale particularly inappropriate at a time when the U.S. government is trying to stop the violence and put the peace negotiations back on track.

 

The undersigned organizations have worked together for over seven years to curb U.S. military sales to governments that use U.S. weapons to violate human rights standards and norms of international humanitarian law. We have previously opposed sales of attack helicopters to countries such as Turkey on this basis.

 

In the present case, there are credible accounts, confirmed by Israeli Defense Forces sources, of Israeli deployment of Apache AH-64 attack helicopters in clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators (Jane´s Defense Weekly, October 11, 2000). For example, Israel has used helicopter gunships to attack residential areas of Hebron in response to gunfire from Palestinians aimed at Jewish settlements.

This apparently indiscriminate and therefore unlawful use of force by the Israeli Defense Forces has clearly added to the number of civilian casualties. The United Nations Security Council condemned the “excessive use of force” against Palestinians and reminded Israel of its obligation under international law to protect civilians. The International Committee of the Red Cross also expressed "grave concern" about the scale of violence resulting from armed confrontations, strongly condemned Israeli attacks on medical workers, and called on all parties to “respect and ensure respect for civilians.”

 

Recent helicopter gunship attacks follow the troubling episode last May in which Israeli forces apparently used U.S. supplied Blackhawk helicopters to destroy sections of a civilian power grid in Lebanon in clear violation of international humanitarian law and possible breach of U.S. laws on the use of U.S. weapons. Set against this background of apparently illegal Israeli use of U.S. supplied military equipment comes the announcement of the “largest helicopter sale of the decade” to Israel, involving Apache and Blackhawk helicopters (Ha´aretz, October 3, 2000). The combined value of the pending sales is well in excess of one billion dollars, some or all of which may be paid for with U.S. funds. The U.S. government must be consistent in its enforcement of international standards of conduct, as well as its own laws, in dealing with foreign governments. It should not supply to Israel more of the very weapons systems that have contributed to the terrible toll of civilian casualties.

 

We therefore call for: Suspension of the pending helicopter sales to Israel;

Impartial and independent investigation of the use of U.S.-supplied helicopters by Israeli forces in attacks upon Palestinians and against the civilian infrastructure in Lebanon; and

Reconsideration of the helicopter sales only after securing a firm commitment from Israel that it will not use these gunships in indiscriminate and other unlawful attacks against civilians.

 

Jim Matlack
Director, Washington Office
American Friends Service Committee

William S. Schulz, Executive Director
Amnesty International

Thomas H. Hart
Director of Government Relations
The Episcopal Church


Joost R. Hiltermann
Executive Director, Arms Division
Human Rights Watch

Elenora Giddings Ivory
Director, Washington Office
Presbyterian Church (USA)

Jaydee Hanson
Assistant General Secretary
General Board of Church and Society
United Methodist Church

 

Source #7 - http://worldpolicy.org/projects/arms/reports/israel050602.html

 

World Policy Institute - Jenin, New York Times, April 18, 2002

"The decaying body of Mr. Khurj's sister appears to be one of the clearest examples to date of a civilian having been killed in an Apache helicopter missile attack. There is an enormous hole in the wall of her bedroom and a two-foot-wide crater in the floor. Shards of a missile, including one with labels in English describing ''firing temperature'' and ''cooling temperature,'' littered the floor. Near the hole in the wall was a pool of dried blood. Mr. Khurj said the missile struck in the middle of the night on the third day of the attack. It killed his sister instantly."

Deheishe, Washington Post, March 10, 2002.

"Today Israeli tanks and troops invaded the other camp, Deheishe, which has a population of 8,000. Tanks and bulldozers had been positioned on a hill behind the community, and armed AH-64 Apache attack helicopters had hovered overhead. Soldiers knocked down a pedestrian bridge that led to the camp's school." 

Bethlehem, Washington Post, March 8, 2002.  

"The Israeli military almost immediately launched more missiles and opened fire with gunboats at official Palestinian buildings in the Gaza Strip, where there were heavy casualties. Israel also sent dozens of tanks and armored personnel carriers into Bethlehem, two adjacent Palestinian refugee camps and a pair of neighboring West Bank towns, bringing full-scale military action to the suburbs of Jerusalem. The bark of heavy machine guns atop Israel's armored vehicles echoed throughout Bethlehem, considered the birthplace of Jesus, and U.S.-supplied AH-64 Apache helicopters fired into the Aida refugee camp between Bethlehem and Beit Jala."

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC -

Source #1 - http://www.princetondivest.org/

Princeton University’s investments in companies that have significant operations in Israel:

Name of Company

Amount of Princeton's Investment

Company's Relationship with Israel

 

 

 

Boston Scientific

$6 million

Purchased 25% of Medinol

One of Medinol’s key locations is in the industrial zone of Har Ha-Hozvim which is illegally occupied land in East Jerusalem. 

 

Source #2 - http://www.fmep.org/settlement_info/stats_data/east_jerusalem_settlements.html

 

Settlements in East Jerusalem (partial list)

Name

Population
2002

Population
2000

Area
(dunums)

East Talpiot

12,591

12,845

1,195

Gilo

27,569

27,637

2,859

Giv'at Ha-Matos and Har Homa

1,125

763

310/2,523

Giv'at Ha-Mivtar

2,948

2,912

588

Giv'at Shapira

6,631

8,193

2,018

Har Ha-Hozvim (industrial zone)

-

-

653

 

Source #3 - http://www.medinol.com/contact.html

 

Medinol Jerusalem
Medinol Ltd.
Beck Tech Building
Har Hotzvim
PO Box 45026
Jerusalem, 91450, Israel
Tel: +972-2-541-7777
Fax: +972-2-541-7764

 

BOSTON SYSTEMATICS -

Source #1 -

“One company that took advantage of an FMS contract is Boston Systematics, a small business in Worchester that is the sole distributor of software such as Computervision and Unix. Boston Systematics has been doing business with Israel for more than five years….”   (Note:  FMS stands for Foreign Military Sales, which means that the contract mentioned above would have been for military use.)

 

CARMEL AGREXCO

 

Source #1 http://www.vtjp.org/articles/articlesarchives0406.php

 

Carmel Agrexco (www.agrexco.com) is a 75% Israeli state owned company dealing with 70% of the exports of settler fresh produce from the West Bank. A majority of their goods come from the Jordan Valley. They are able to transport their produce from packing houses in the valley to European markets within 24 hours and have distribution depots in most countries in Europe. They distribute their produce to most major supermarket chains in the UK…(from Corporate Complicity in the Ethnic Cleansing of the Jordan Valley  International Solidarity Movement 4/23/2006)

Source #2 http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=10554

The partially state-owned export company, Agrexco, is responsible for 60-70% of all produce exported from settlements, and business is booming, with a 72% increase in revenue in the last 3 years. 60% of all Israeli vegetables exported end up in the UK. We met one Palestinian farmer growing aubergines in his field, but they were dry and shrivelled compared to the well watered grapes that grow on the plantations which have been stolen from him. ‘The water these plants constantly get comes through my land,’ he tells us, ‘yet I have no access to it.’  ”

 

CATERPILLAR -

 

Source #1http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizations/jvfp/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=187

 

“WHEREAS

 

The Caterpillar Corporation's machinery is directly implicated in grave abuses of human rights and humanitarian law by the Israeli army;

 

The Israeli army has used Caterpillar equipment to uproot hundreds of thousands of olive trees as well as orchards of dates, prunes, lemons and oranges, causing widespread economic hardship and environmental degradation in rural areas of Palestine;

 

Since 1967, the Israeli army has used Caterpillar equipment, including specially modified D9 and D10 bulldozers to destroy over 12,000 houses in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, leaving tens of thousands of men, women and children homeless;

 

Since September 2000, the Israeli army has used Caterpillar equipment to destroy more than 3,000 homes, hundreds of public buildings and private commercial properties and vast areas of agricultural land;

 

Home demolitions are usually carried out without warning, often at night, and the occupants are forcibly evicted with no time to salvage their belongings. Often the only warning is the rumbling of the Israeli army's US-made Caterpillar bulldozers beginning to tear down the walls of their homes;

 

The Israeli army has continued bulldozing homes even when notified that residents were still inside the targeted homes;

 

Dozens of Palestinians have been killed in such instances, such as Nabila al-Shu'bi, who was seven-months pregnant, as well as her three young children and four additional members of her family, left to die under the rubble of their Nablus home when it was bulldozed on April 6, 2002;

 

On March 16 2003, 23-year-old American peace activist Rachel Corrie was killed by Israeli soldiers driving a Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer, while she was standing in non-violent protest of a home demolition in Rafah;

 

All these home demolitions and civilian deaths are illegal under international law, specifically violating the Hague Regulation of 1907 and the Fourth Geneva Convention;

 

The Israeli army uses Caterpillar bulldozers to build a separation wall with significant portions of it inside the Occupied Palestinian Territory;

 

The International Court of Justice considered the construction of such a wall to be contrary to international law-specifically violating the Hague Regulation of 1907; the Fourth Geneva Convention; the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights; and the Convention on the Rights of the Child;

 

The sale of Caterpillar bulldozers to the Israeli army is carried through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales Program and is in violation of the U.S. Arms Export Control Act, U.S. Public Law 90-829, which prohibits the use of U.S. weapons against civilians and for anything outside of "internal security" or "legitimate self-defense";

 

The sale of the Caterpillar bulldozer to the Israeli army contravenes the United Nations' Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights, which stipulate that transnational corporations "shall not engage in nor benefit" from war crimes or other violations of human rights and humanitarian law (article C3); and that transnational corporations "shall refrain from actions which obstruct or impede" the realization of basic human rights, such as the right to development, adequate food and drinking water, adequate housing, and the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (articles E11 and E12);

 

Caterpillar's involvement in the above-described abuses has attracted the attention of the United Nations and leading human rights organizations;

 

The Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights has written to Caterpillar CEO James Owens that "allowing the delivery of your. . . bulldozers to the Israeli army. . . in the certain knowledge that they are being used for such action, might involve complicity or acceptance on the part of your company to actual and potential violations of human rights...";

 

Amnesty International has issued a call to Caterpillar to "take measures - within the company sphere of influence - to guarantee that its bulldozers are not used to commit human rights violations, including the destruction of homes, land and other properties";

 

Human Rights Watch has called on Caterpillar to suspend the sale of its D9 bulldozers, parts or maintenance service to the Israeli army, so long as the military continues to use the bulldozers to violate international human rights and humanitarian law;

 

The Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly voted July 2, 2004 to start a process of a phased and selective divestment of its nearly eight billion dollar portfolio from select companies that profit from sales of products or services that cause harm to Palestinians or Israelis or both. The Presbyterian Church (USA) researchers are working to determine which companies profit most "from building settlements, from constructing the wall and from selling machinery that destroys Palestinian homes, vineyards and orchards." The case of Caterpillar is currently being considered by the group's Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) Committee;

 

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions supports divestment from companies that profit from involvement in the Occupation, including Caterpillar whose bulldozers demolish thousands of Palestinian homes;

 

All of the facts described above are a matter of public knowledge;

 

The sale of the Caterpillar bulldozer to the Israeli army contradicts Caterpillar's own Code of Worldwide Business Conduct, which states that "Caterpillar accepts the responsibilities of global citizenship" and recognizes that Caterpillar's "commitment to financial success must also take into account social, economic, political, and environmental priorities";

 

Spokespeople for Caterpillar, Inc. have acknowledged that Caterpillar is aware of the Israeli army's use of Caterpillar equipment to destroy civilian homes, infrastructure and agricultural resources but Caterpillar has, nevertheless, refused either to condemn these practices or to take actions necessary to halt the sale or transfer of Caterpillar equipment to the Israeli army;

 

THEREFORE

 

We call on Caterpillar to stop selling bulldozers to Israel until Israel stops using these machines to destroy Palestinian lives and livelihoods in contravention of human rights and humanitarian law;

 

We call on Caterpillar to establish transparent and credible mechanisms for independent monitoring and verification, with the assistance of human rights ngos, to establish when these conditions are met;

 

We further call on Caterpillar to adopt a code of conduct which complies with the UN Human Rights Norms for Business and ensures the application of Article 11, which states that Trans National Corporations and other business enterprises should take stringent measures to prevent any products or services they produce or supply from being used to commit violations of international human rights or humanitarian law.

 

We further call on civil and human rights activists, faith-based organizations, peace activists, Arab-American organizations, Jewish groups, students, and others who promote peace and justice in Israel and Palestine to join us in our efforts.”

 

Source #2 - http://www.icahduk.org/

 

Caterpillar - USA-based company. Supplies armored bulldozers, specially adapted for the demolition of houses, to the IDF. The IDF uses them to destroy Palestinian homes, orchards and olives groves. The majority of demolitions are carried out by the IDF to clear Palestinian land for illegal Israeli settlement or road building. The bulldozers are now also being used to clear land for the building of the Wall or ‘West Bank Barrier’, which is being built miles inside the West Bank and involves the confiscation of many Palestinian homes, farms and water resources.
Contact details: Caterpillar Inc., 100 N.E. Adams St., Peoria, Illinois 61629, USA. Tel: - + 1 309-675-1000  Website: www.cat.com

 

Source #3Photos of Cat bulldozer destroying agricultural buildings at Al Fundooq in the West Bank  November 22, 2006

 

 

 

 

Source #4 – Photos of Caterpillar bulldozer destroying a home at Al Funduq in the West Bank

 

Caterpillar and Volvo bulldozers destroying a home at Al Funduq in the West Bank 

 

Source #5 – Resource Center for Nonviolence http://www.rcnv.org/gaza/pictures.htm

 

The photo below shows a Cat bulldozer destroying a home in Gaza

 

 

Source #6 - http://www.iwps-pal.org/en/articles/article.php?id=993

Monday, December 04, 2006                                      House Demolitions in the West Bank
by Jane Smith
12/4/06   (excerpt)

As we arrived in the village of Al Funduq, central West bank, the aftermath of the first house demolition was evident. A family stood on a pile of rubble silenced and shocked. The second house demolition was just beginning, with the Caterpillar and Volvo bulldozers ripping into the top floor of the nearly completed house. As we approached four Palestinian men ran forward from behind the line of soldiers and entered their house. I was deeply moved by their courage. The soldiers grabbed the men out of the house, holding one in a tight neck lock, and handcuffed two of them throughout the demolition. Within an hour the future home was nothing but a pile of rubble. The family was powerless in this situation, and could only watch as years of labour and money was obliterated by the Israeli army. Caterpillar and Volvo are profiting from this family's grief.

The bulldozers turned around and headed off in the direction of the village. By this time we were joined by five more internationals. We walked ahead so as to be able to get to the site of the third demolition before the bulldozers arrived. Not surprisingly the Israeli army was already surrounding the building. It was a big agricultural structure, where livestock lived. Money had clearly been invested and no doubt many mouths were dependent on the income. One end of the building was already under demolition as I helped the family salvage a few things.

Without pause the bulldozers and army headed off to the site of the fourth demolition, in the nearby village of Hajja. ….The predictable happened. The army would not wait for the papers and the demolition started. It took two hours to rip this multi-storied building apart.

….The final house demolition was by far the worst. It was extremely traumatic for the family involved. The soldiers tried to prevent internationals passing, pointing their guns at us.   It was unclear which of the two houses the bulldozers were aiming for. Outside the first house there were several women, gathering up their young children, petrified…..
I will never forgot the agony of that family. ….

As the demolition was happening, the soldiers began firing rubber bullets into a group of predominantly women and children, stood outside their house, watching what was happening.

There were so many outrageous things that day. But this indiscriminate shooting is where I felt my anger boiling. One soldier had his gun aimed at the women. I shouted with as much power as I had left, but with complete clarity, to stop. He looked at me. We held each others eyes for what felt like an eternity. He did not shoot. I am utterly aware the only reason I can do this and for it to work is because of inherent and deep deep racism. Fortunately there are still situations where this international privilege is working.

Three people went to Qalqiliya hospital, seven to local clinics to be treated for rubber bullet injuries and shock.

A young man sobbed, tears racking his body as he sat on a pile of rubble that was his family's future.

The reason for any of this? A brutal, racist illegal Occupation.

If you want the reason according to the Israeli army, Palestinians dared to build on their own land, in their own village without the permission of Israel.

The virtual impossibility of getting building permits is another story all together.

Jane Smith is a member of the International Women's Peace Service ( www.iwps-pal.org) in the West Bank, Palestine. IWPS is a solidarity group which documents as well as intervenes in human rights abuses. On 22nd November they were called to some house demolitions in the villages of Al Funduq & Hajja.

Source #7 http://www.chris-on-the-bike.de/eappi_uprooting_e.htm

Caterpillar bulldozers uproot trees belonging to farmers in the village of Jayyous.  These trees were taken to Israel to sell.  Others were destroyed.

 Source # 8 www.icahd.org ( Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions) and http://archive.ramallahonline.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2156

 Human Rights: Caterpillar Bulldozers Destroy Palestinian Homes in East Jerusalem

 

Israeli commit. Against House DemolitionICAHD

Just Hours Before Caterpillar Shareholders Meet in Chicago Caterpillar Bulldozers Destroy Palestinian Homes in East Jerusalem: Two homes demolished by Caterpillar bulldozers in Anata; demolitions underway in Kfar Akab.

At approximately 8:00 am, less than 12 hours before Caterpillar shareholders were scheduled to meet in Chicago to discuss a resolution concerning sales of bulldozers to Israel, 60 Israeli soldiers accompanied two Caterpillar bulldozers to the Yamani home in Anata on the outskirts of East Jerusalem. The family of 12 was given 30 minutes to remove their belongings from the 80 meter home. It took approximately 30 minutes for the Caterpillar bulldozers to destroy the home along with the animal stable alongside the house. The home was built three years ago on land owned by the Yamani family with the help of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. It was located in Area C of the West Bank in an area where it is virtually impossible to receive a building permit from the Israeli authorities. This was the reason given for the demolition: that the home was built without a permit.

At around 9:30 am, once the demolition of the Yamani home was complete, the Caterpillar bulldozers moved on to the Dahalia home half a kilometer away. The house has served as the residence for the 22 members of the Dahalia family, 15 of them children, for the past two decades. After an hour, the home was reduced to a pile of rubble. The reason given for this demolition was the same as the first: it was built without a permit (in an area where it is almost impossible to receive permits). Both of these actions violate international law.

As this is being written, more homes are being demolished with Caterpillar bulldozers in Kfar Akab, between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

To join an action against Caterpillar TODAY, April 13th, or to find out what you can do to force Caterpillar to stop selling home crushing bulldozers to Israel, visit www.catdestroyshomes.org.

Staff from the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, who was present at the demolitions, took the attached photographs. For more information or pictures please e-mail info@icahd.org

ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories.

 Demolition of homes in Anata

 

 

Source #9 http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/060504/98549.html

 

InRob Tech Ltd. to Enter Joint Venture With Israel Aviation Industries -- IAI -- and Caterpillar Israel

 

LAS VEGAS, May 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- InRob Tech Ltd. ("InRob") (OTCBB:IRBL), a leader in the development and production of advanced wireless control systems and integrated solutions for unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), today announced that it expects a joint venture to be signed in the near future with a division of Israel Aviation Industries (IAI) and Caterpillar (Israel), a world leader in high-performance equipment machines.

 

InRob will use its expertise and experience to develop a dedicated remote control system to adapt Caterpillar's multi-terrain loader to military uses. InRob will be responsible for development, integration, installation and final testing of the new machines, based on a leading industry platform. Ramta, the venture's third party, is a division of world renowned defense manufacturer IAI, and will contribute its outstanding experience in production engineering, to carry forward development from proto-type to serial production. All terms between the parties have been agreed upon and await a final round of signatures.

 

Caterpillar is a technology leader and the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines, with a strong worldwide dealer network. Ramta, a division of IAI, brings world class know-how in systems engineering and large-scale manufacturing operations. This will be critical in supplying substantial quantities of the readily available remote controlled MTL to the market.

 

Mr. Ben Tsur Joseph, CEO of InRob Tech. stated "Our partners in this new joint venture both have an outstanding reputation in their respective fields. InRob's expertise and experience contribute an important layer of controllability to these multi-terrain machines. The integration of InRob's military-qualified remote control systems paves the way for a range of military uses for this platform worldwide. Our joint venture is uniquely positioned to make the most of the significant global potential of a reliable, rugged remote-controlled multi-terrain loader."

 

Sources #10 and #11 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UHAcun3qaU and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md_CDzN7ZVA

 

Watch video of Caterpillar and Volvo bulldozers destroying homes.

 

 

CEMENT ROADSTONE HOLDINGS  (CRH)

 

Source #1 - http://www.evb.ch/cm_data/public/Cement%20Roadstone%20PublicEye_Awards_Nomination_0.pdf

 

“In August 2001, CRH’s European Materials Division acquired a 25% stake in the Israeli group Mashav Initiating and Development Ltd., with a call option to purchase a further 25%.  Mashav is the holding company for Nesher Cement, the sole producer of cement in Israel.  CRH has admitted that “in all probability” its cement is being used in the construction of the Separation Wall inside the West Bank, which the International Court of Justice has ruled illegal…

In its 2003 Annual Report, CRH states that cement demand in Israel had reduced, but that the market in the West Bank and Gaza had improved.  With rising unemployment, a crumbling economy, and a confined Palestinian Authority, there can be no doubt that the market increase is solely attributable to the construction of the Apartheid Wall and illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza.”

 

Note: Cement Roadstone Holdings (CRH) is quoted on the stock exchanges in Dublin and London and on the NASDAQ exchange in New York." (From the CRH website) The subsidiary that makes the cement is Nesher. 

 

Source #2 - http://www.nesher.co.il/new_site/en/index.htm

 

"Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises Ltd., Israel's sole producer of cement has led the country's building sector for over 80 years. Since its establishment, the company has become a major force in Israeli industry through the high quality of its products and its commitment to customers and the environment.  Nesher supplies most of the cement needs of Israel and the Palestinian Authority and also exports cement and clinker." 

 

"Nesher's financial strength stems from its ownership by Clal Industries (75%), one of Israel's leading investment companies, which is part of the IDB Group, the country's largest holding company and CRH (25%) - a leading international building-products group based in Ireland."

 

Source #3 - http://www.amnesty.ie/user/content/view/full/1624

 

Amnesty Urges Irish Company to Explain Its Role on Israeli Fence/Wall

19 February 2004

 

On the eve of the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) opening hearing on the construction of the fence/wall by Israel, Amnesty International has called on the Irish-based Cement Roadstone Holdings to clarify its position in relation to the construction of the fence/wall, which violates international law and contributes to grave human rights violations.

 

"Cement Roadstone Holdings, through its subsidiaries Mashav and Nesher, is likely to be providing the raw material for the construction of the fence/wall," said Amnesty. "If so it would contravene the UN Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights (2003)."

 

In a letter to the company, Amnesty noted the Cement Roadstone Holdings website declares that ?the Europe Materials Division of Cement Roadstone Holdings has acquired a 25% stake in the Mashav group in Israel, with a call option to acquire an additional 25% of the company. Mashav is the holding company for Nesher Cement, the sole producer of cement in Israel. From two production lines at its main facility in Ramla and a single process plant at Har Tuv, Nesher supplies cement throughout Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.? Amnesty has urged the company to declare its position on the construction of the wall.

 

"Cement Roadstone Holdings must explain whether it is involved in the building of this fence/wall through its subsidiaries Mashav and Nesher," said Dr. Kathleen Cavanaugh, who teaches international law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI, Galway and is a board member of Amnesty International?s Irish Section. "We?re calling for the the Israeli authorities to immediately halt the construction of the fence/wall and related infrastructure inside the Occupied Territories. Sections of the fence/wall already built inside the West Bank should be dismantled," she said.

 

In a declaration by the Irish Presidency on February 11 in Strasbourg on the EU's position regarding the hearing at the International Court of Justice, Irish Minister of State for European Affairs Dick Roche said Israelis must stop building this barrier. He deplored the "regrettably uncompromising" attitude of the Israeli government, and noted that the EU is opposed to the fence/wall.

 

On 8 December 2003 the United Nations General Assembly, exercising its power under Article 96 of the Charter of the United Nations (UN), passed a resolution requesting the ICJ to issue an Advisory Opinion on the legal consequences of the construction by Israel of the fence/wall inside the Occupied Territories.

 

The Israeli authorities claim that the fence/wall is "a defensive measure, designed to block the passage of terrorists, weapons and explosives into the State of Israel".  However, most of the fence/wall is not being built on the Green Line between Israel and the West Bank. Close to 90% of it is on Palestinian land inside the West Bank, encircling Palestinian towns and villages and cutting off communities and families from each other. It separates farmers from their land and cuts off Palestinians from their places of work, schools, health care facilities and other essential services.

 

"Israel's legitimate needs to secure its borders and prevent access to people who may constitute a threat to its security do not justify the building of such a fence/wall inside the Occupied Territories. This could be built on Israeli territory on the Green Line, where mechanisms to control entry of outsiders could also be strengthened if deemed necessary," said Amnesty International.

 

The building of this fence/wall inside the Occupied Territories has severe negative consequences for hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. It imposes unprecedented disproportionate and discriminatory restrictions on their movements within the Occupied Territories and causes other violations of their fundamental rights, including the right to work, to food, to medical care, to education and to an adequate standard of living.

 

"Any measure Israel undertakes in the Occupied Territories in the name of security must comply with its obligations under international law," said Amnesty International.

 

The route of the fence/wall has been designed to encompass more than 50 Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories, in which the majority of Israeli settlers live and which are illegal under international law.

 

Amnesty International also reiterates its call on the Palestinian armed groups to put an immediate end to their policy of killing and targeting Israeli civilians, inside Israel and in the Occupied Territories, and on the Palestinian Authority to take urgent concrete measures to prevent attacks by Palestinian armed groups on Israeli civilians.

 

For more information, or to arrange an interview with a Kathleen Cavanaugh, contact: Sara Bennett, Press Officer - 01 677 6361

 

Source #4 - http://www.nesher.co.il/new_site/en/index.htm

 

Here is what a friend at ICAHD (the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) in Israel said in response to our inquiry:

 

"The monopoly statement comes from Nesher's own website. To be clear some cement is imported but Nesher is the preferred supplier as it boosts Israel's economy in a way that imports do not.  Also, CRH said in a statement to Amnesty International (Ireland chapter) that "in all probability" their cement was being used in construction.  It was in Amnesty Ireland, issue 124, September 2004.  I don't see that document as being available on their website but you can probably get a copy by emailing them.  Also, in Nesher's statement on the issue http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2091-1785830,00.html  they merely use the Caterpillar defense, that they cannot be held responsible for what others use their products for.
 

Mashav Group is a 50% owner in Ta'avura, Israel's leading cement hauler and the 100% owner of Av-Shal cement, an importer of cement.  So at some level it's without any question that Mashav, thus CRH, is involved in the project [see the source above this one].  Additionally, there's no way that CRH can state, despite having interest in both Israel's largest cement hauler, and the only cement producer, that its subsidiaries are not involved in A. The Wall, B. Bypass Roads, C. Settlement construction, D. Checkpoint construction (meaning the large "Pedestrian Terminals" that surround East Jerusalem like, Zeitim, Atarot, etc.)."

 

CIRCLE SEAL CONTROLS

 

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/NY.html

 

“The Circle Seal Corporation Aerodyne Control Division is based in Ronkonkoma and sells electro mechanical motion switches to Israel. The company has been supplying the switches, which detect motion and are used for military purposes such as electronic circuits in bombs, to both the Israeli government and private Israeli companies for at least 15 years.”

 

CLEAN EARTH TECHNOLOGIES (not publicly traded) -

Source #1 -   http://stlouis.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2003/04/14/daily10.html

 

Clean Earth Technologieswill partner with Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd. of Israel on datalink upgrades for AGM-65 Maverick Missiles. The AGM-65 Maverick missile is built by Raytheon's Arizona division. There are about 20,000 available for upgrade, and the cost to upgrade each missile is about $20,000 Clean Earth said. It is typically carried by A-10, F-15E and F-15 aircraft and is designed for close air support against a wide range of targets.”

 

CONCO INC. –

 

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/KY.html

 

Coroly Tartar, a contract administration specialist, for Conco Inc. said that they have been selling ammunition containers to Israel for four years. The Israeli military put in a request for a quotation and Conco bids on them. Tartar said that Israel has been a good customer and Conco’s experience dealing with Israel has been good compared to other countries.

 

CONNEX(VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT)  –  

 

Source #1 - http://www.waronwant.org/?lid=12671

 

“Connex is the central partner in a new $500 million light rail system designed to link Jerusalem to the illegal settlements of the occupied West Bank. As such the company is playing a key role in Israel’s attempt to make its annexation of the Palestinian territory of East Jerusalem irreversible.  In 2002 the CityPass consortium consisting of French companies Connex and Alstrom plus two Israeli companies was awarded the $500 million contract to build and operate Jerusalem’s light rail system. The project is planned for completion by 2020;Alstrom is to provide the trains and Connex will be responsible for the operation of the line for the next 30 years.”

 

Source #2 - http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=10554

 

“Many people in the south-east of England will have fond memories (or otherwise) of French train operator Connex, which ran trains out of London for seven years before its franchise was terminated for poor financial management in 2003. Less well known is that one year earlier Connex, as the main partner in a consortium called CityPass, was awarded a $500 million contract to construct a light railway system connecting Jerusalem to illegal Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem. Road works around Jerusalem’s Old City mark the beginning of the project which is planned for completion in 2020. Connex will run the operation of the line for the next 30 years, while another French partner, Alstrom, will provide the trains.     

 

The problem is that East Jerusalem is not part of Israel. Indeed the Palestinians hope one day to have their capital here. But Israel’s illegal annexation of East Jerusalem threatens this dream. Israel has encouraged 200,000 settlers to move into East Jerusalem over the last 40 years, and is currently using these settlements, along with the Separation Wall, to cut off East Jerusalem, on which tens of thousands of Palestinians depend, from the rest of the West Bank. Israeli peace campaigner and Nobel peace prize nominee Jeff Halper told us that Israel’s current expansion programme around East Jerusalem will render any future Palestinian state'nothing more than a set of non-viable Indian reservations.'

 

The Israeli government has openly stated that the Connex train system is part of this same programme, to complete the annexation of East Jerusalem. During the contract signing ceremony in July 2005 then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pointed out that this project would help 'strengthen Jerusalem, construct it, expand it and sustain it for eternity as the capital of the Jewish people and the united capital of the State of Israel.' The implications of this project are not limited to the suffering being endured now, but effect the possibility of peace in the Middle East for many years to come."

 

Source #3 -   http://mondediplo.com/2007/02/08tramway
 
Le Monde Diplomatique - "Jerusalem’s apartheid tramway:  Two French companies are involved in the construction and operation of a light rail system from the centre of Jerusalem to a northern terminus. It is promoted as a unifying project: in fact, it will be yet another way to isolate the Palestinians."

  

CONTROP

 

Controp's electro optical scanning radar (Spider) is part of the observation system used in Israel’s separation wall.  Controp is based in Israel but has a subsidiary, Controp USA Inc., in New York State and an office in Washington, DC.  The New York address is 1979 Marcus Avenue, Suite 210,
Lake Success, NY 11042.

 

Source #1 http://www.securityfence.mod.gov.il/Pages/ENG/execution.htm

 

Observation Systems

Procurement of the various observation systems, required by the IDF with varying performance requirements (range, all weather, day/night) was handled according to the MOD’s procurement regulations.  These include Ortek's, Elbit Systems Ltd. subsidiary, electro optical cameras, IAI's Tamam Division, Plug- in Optronic Payload-POP, Controp's electro optical scanning radar (Spider), and others. Advanced technological systems including Video Motion Detection systems are under consideration and the procurement of tactical aerostats is in progress.



DAEWOO INTERNATIONAL -

Source #1 -  http://icahd.org/eng/news.asp?menu=5&submenu=1&item=217

Daewoo bulldozers have been used to destroy Palestinian homes in the occupied territories.  “As we watched from afar, a Daewoo bulldozer systematically demolished the first house, leaving a pile of rubble where a family once lived.” 

 

"I can only say that Daewoo demolition machinery is indeed still used for demolishing houses.  A few months ago I saw one doing so in Bir Nabala and also in Silwan and Jabel Mukaber." - staff member, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions – 5/20/06

 

Source #2 http://www.israelimperialnews.org/

 

photo of demolition of houses in Jerusalem
DEMOLITION OF PALESTINIAN HOUSES IN JERUSALEM
Photograph by Anna da Sacco

Israel Imperial News - Winter 2006

 

 Source #3 http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=10554

 

“Finally Caterpillar isn’t the only construction company involved in house demolitions. Though their operations are particularly egregious – given that they supply the Israeli Army with military equipment – we saw Volvo, Daewoo and JCB bulldozers or cranes being used, on a contractual basis, in the construction of the Separation Wall…. And if Volvo, Daewoo and JCB’s management don’t know that their bulldozers are being used in violation of international law, they cannot have spent even half a day in the Occupied Territories. In any case, they all know now.”

 

Source #4staff member, The Olive Project, Jerusalem

 

"With excavating equipment, the owners are always independent contractors.  This includes the small Cat bulldozers and excavating machines but not the large D-9 bulldozers which are owned by the IDF.


That said, Daewoo has no business selling equipment to someone who will use it for criminal purposes.  Daewoo has [been] made aware of the use of it's equipment"

 

Source #5 http://www.waronwant.org/?lid=12671

 

“In addition to their use in the demolition of Palestinian homes and farms, the bulldozers supplied by Caterpillar, Volvo and Daewoo have been used in Israel’s construction of its Separation Wall.  The use of machinery supplied by Volvo, Daewoo and Caterpillar in the construction of the Separation Wall and the demolition of Palestinian homes implicates those companies in Israel’s illegal activities.”  Write to:  Lee Tae-Yong, Daewoo International, 216 Melton Road, Leicester LE4 7PG 

 

Daewoo bulldozer leaving the scene of a destroyed Palestinian home in the
West Bank village of Issawiyya on December 26, 2006
 

DATA DEVICE CORPORATION -

 

Source #1 - http://www.icahduk.org/divestment/companiestodivest.html

 

Supplies electronic systems that help fly Apache attack helicopters, used by the IDF against Palestinians. Contact details: DDC, 105 Wilbur Place, Bohemia, NY 11716, USA.  Tel – + 1 631-567-5600.  Website: www.ddc-web.com

 

DETEKTION

 

Source #1 - http://www.defense-aerospace.com/cgi-bin/client/modele.pl?prod=11824&session=dae.22718173.1157647040.RQBKwMOa9dUAAHp7Xu0&modele=jdc_1

 

HAIFA, Israel---Elbit Systems Ltd., the international defense company, announced today that it has been selected by Israel's Ministry of Defense to supply a "smart" electronic fence in the Jerusalem area. The contract will be executed by Elbit Systems' subsidiary, ORTEK, in cooperation with Detektion, a U.S company and E.D.I.G. an Israeli company.

 

Source #2 http://www.securityfence.mod.gov.il/Pages/ENG/execution.htm

Three Israeli companies are approved by the IDF to provide intrusion detection fence, having passed its technical requirements through an extensive two year on site experiment. Of these three companies, Magal Security Systems won the contract for the central section (Salem towards Elkana) and Elbit Systems together with the American company, Detektion, won the contract for the northern and southern sections of Jerusalem.

DETROIT DIESEL  (MTU Detroit Deisel) -

 

Source #1 - http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m1064.htm

 

Detroit Diesel has a $14 million contract for the export to Israel of technical data and defense services to upgrade sixty-two (62) M106A2 self-propelled 107mm Mortars to the M1064A3 configuration. The M1064A3 is a member of the M113A3 Vehicle Family developed and produced by FMC Corporation. Power is supplied by a 275hp Detroit Diesel 6V53T turbocharged diesel engine driving through an Allison X200-4 (cross-drive) transmission.

 

Source #2 http://www.worldpolicy.org/projects/arms/reports/israel.lebanon.FINAL2.pdf

 

Recent military sales to Israel include propulsion systems for “fast patrol boats” worth more than $15 million from MTU Detroit Diesel; an $8 million contract to Lockheed Martin for high tech infrared “Navigation and Targeting” capabilities for Israeli jets; and a $145 million deal with Oshkosh Truck Corp to build more than 900 armor kits for Israel’s Medium Tactical Vehicles.


DOMINO’S PIZZA

 

Source #1 - http://worcester.indymedia.org/news/2006/07/3373.php or www.icahd.org

 

Domino's Pizza has at least one franchise in the occupied territories in the French Hill section of East Jerusalem.  Domino's Pizza...
dominos1.jpg, image/jpeg, 400x300

 

EAGLE PITCHER

 

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/MO.html

 

Eagle Pitcher of Missouri has been selling high performance batteries for 15 years to the Israeli Air Force and space programs.

 

EASTMAN KODAK

 

Kodak stores can be found in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land.  Below is a photograph of one such store in the illegal settlement of Gilo.

 

Source #1 http://worcester.indymedia.org/news/2006/07/3373.php

(The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions:  US businesses in Israeli settlements)

 

Kodak Express...
kodakgilo.jpg, image/jpeg, 400x300

Gilo is an illegal settlement near Jerusalem.  This Kodak kiosk is located in a shopping mall in Gilo.

 

Source #2 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/NY.html

Eastman Kodak has been doing business with Israel "probably as long as there’s been an Israel," according to Director of International Trade Relations Chris Padilla. Kodak’s main products in Israel are photographic film and paper, but it also sells x-ray film to hospitals. Kodak’s revenue from Israel has been steadily growing. Padilla explained, "American brand names do well in Israel and Kodak is well known." He added that Israel is a good market since it has a "stable economy compared to other markets in the region."  (Note:  Kodak’s revenue is growing in part from its stores in the illegal settlements.)

EDEN SPRINGS LTD.
 

Source #1 http://www.yerushalayim.net/yeshagolanlist.htm
Eden Springs Ltd. is located in the Katzrin industrial zone on the occupied Golan Heights.
 

Source #2 - http://www.edensprings.com/corporate/operations/israel.html

Located in the heart of a nature reserve in the Golan Heights, the Salukia source is a true spring of paradise far removed from any town or industrial area. Rainwater seeps through a layer of basalt rock absorbing a unique collection of minerals, ideally balanced for maximum benefit. From a height of 445 meters above sea level, natural spring water flows from the Salukia source by gravitational force into one of the world’s most sophisticated natural spring water production plants situated in nearby Katzrin.
 

Source #3 http://domino.un.org/UNISPAL.NSF/0/bfd02210c0e74d2885256fa8006d622f?OpenDocument

This resolution, adopted by the United Nations in 2005, confirms that the Golan Heights belongs to Syria, that Israel has illegally occupied the Golan Heights since its capture in the 1967 war, and that Israel’s failure to return the area places it in violation of international law and the UN Charter.  “Reaffirming the fundamental principle of the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force, in accordance with international law and the Charter of the United Nations, Reaffirming once more the applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949,2 to the occupied Syrian Golan, Deeply concerned that Israel has not withdrawn from the Syrian Golan, which has been under occupation since 1967, contrary to the relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, Stressing the illegality of the Israeli settlement construction and other activities in the occupied Syrian Golan since 1967….”

 

ELBIT SYSTEMS -

 

Source #1 - http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/aircraft/f-16i/F-16I.html

 

Elbit Systems is an Israeli company that makes the head-up display (HUD), helmet display, mission computer, presentation computer and digital map, elevators, ailerons, fuselage stabilizers, and doors. 

 

Source #2 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soltam

 

Soltam is a subsidiary of the Israeli defense firm Elbit.  It produces the following Military products:

 

Cannons

Merkava smoothbore 120 mm main gun

Artillery - towed gun and self-propelled guns\howitzers

M-71 towed gun

Rascal (self-propelled)

Slammer (Sholef) - Merkava-based self-propelled howitzer.

Mortar (weapon)

Cardom 120 mm self-propelled mortar

Dragon EFSS (Cardom, version for the USMC)

Merkava 60 mm internal mortar

Ammunition

Mortar shells (60 mm, 81 mm, 120 mm)

Artillery shells (155 mm , 175 mm)

 

ELISA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS -

 

Source #1 - http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/aircraft/f-16i/F-16I.html

 

Makes components for the new  Sufa F-16 Israeli Air Force Jet. Makes the defense suit against radar locking, radar-guided and heat-seeking missiles.

 

ELISRA GROUP -

Source #1 - http://defence-data.com/paris2003/pagep185.htm

 

Under a recently awarded contract, worth approximately $18 million Tadiran Spectralink Ltd, a member of the Elisra Group, will supply a new satellite communications system to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

 

Under this project, named "Seventh Heaven," Tadiran Spectralink and its American partner, Global Communications Inc (GSI) of Hauppauge, New York, will furnish the IDF Signal Corps with equipment and facilities for the global communications backbone for all branches of the IDF Ground Forces.

 

The system, which consists of an undisclosed number of fixed earth stations, flyaway stations, and mobile stations installed on HMMWV vehicles, will provide for transmission of various types of information (telephony, video, and data) at high rates and different bandwidths.

 

Source #2 http://www.tadspec.com/index.php?id_open=1&id=96&cat_id=24

 

Ground Soldiers´ Hands Are Free to Fire – Accurately, Thanks to Tadiran Spectalink´s Breakthrough Compact, Portable Video Receiver Which Delivers Real-Time UAV-Generated Intelligence to a Wrist-Wearable Device”

 

ELLWOOD NATIONAL FORGE COMPANY -

 

Source #1 - http://www.dsca.mil/pressreleases/36-b/2005/Israel_05-10_corrected.pdf

 

The Bush administration has authorized the sale of as many as 100 large bunker-buster bombs to Israel. One expert said the move should serve as a warning to Iranians with nuclear ambitions.   The proposed deal, worth as much as $30 million, would provide Israel with the capability to drop 5,000-pound bombs that can penetrate bunkers and other buried structures. The GBU-28 bombs can be dropped from Israel’s American-made F-15 fighters.  Principle contractors are Raytheon, Ellwood National Forge Company of Irvine, PA, and Kayman Dayron of Orlando, Fla.

 

EMC -

Source #1 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/MA.html

 

EMC2, a Hopkinton company that handles disk storage for mission critical data storage, entered the worldwide disk storage market in 1990. EMC2 does so much business in Israel that it is able to maintain a Research and Development plant there, and also has its own sales office to handle customers like Bezeq (Israel’s telephone company), the Ministry of Defense, El Al and the Israel Discount Bank.

 

FABRIQUE NATIONALE -

Source #1 - http://www.fas.org/asmp/profiles/notif_db.php?regionin=%25&ctryin=%25&descin=&date1in=1992&date2in=2003&typein=dcs

 

Fabrique Nationale holds a $1 million contract for 472 M240 7.62mm caliber machine guns and supporting equipment for Israeli Armed Forces.   M240s are produced in the United States by the US division of Fabrique Nationale (FN USA), a Belgian Company with historically deep ties to US arms procurement.

 

FIRST DERIVITIVE TRADERS -

Source #1 -  http://www.cji.co.il/bw040819.txt

 

“US equity options market-making firm seeking to expand R&D office based in Gush Etzion. Exciting and challenging work in a unique business culture. Interested candidates must be prepared to work on a non-conventional schedule (8-hour day starting in the early

afternoon) and work in Efrat (10 minutes south of Jerusalem). Possibility exists for significant bonuses following first full year of employment. Address: 22/7 Yehudah HaMaccabi, Efrat 90435”  (Note: Efrat is an illegal settlement in the West Bank.)

 

FORTUNE INDUSTRIES

 

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/TX.html

 

Malcolm Tallmon, president of Fortune Industries, said that his company has been doing business with Israel for the past 10 to 14 years. In some cases Fortune Industries deals directly with the Israeli government, although it has also had agreements with private firms. At one point, the Israeli government had a contract with the U.S. government and Fortune Industries supplied parts such as aerospace and military specification fasteners. These items are used to hold together parts used on airplanes, missiles and ground support equipment.

 

FMC CORPORATION   -

Source #1 http://www.fas.org/asmp/profiles/israel_armstable.htm

 

Israel

4/20/2004

DDTC 001-04

Export to Israel of technical data and defense services to upgrade sixty-two (62) M106A2 self-propelled 107mm Mortars to the M1064A3 configuration.

Direct Commercial Sales

>$14 million

April 20, 2004 – Congress was notified of a $14 million contract for the export to Israel of technical data and defense services to upgrade sixty-two (62) M106A2 self-propelled 107mm Mortars to the M1064A3 configuration.

Source #2 - http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m1064.htm

 

The M1064A3 is a member of the M113A3 Vehicle Family developed and produced by FMC Corporation. Power is supplied by a 275hp Detroit Diesel 6V53T turbocharged diesel engine driving through an Allison X200-4 (cross-drive) transmission.

 

GENERAL DYNAMICS

 

General Dynamics Corporation (ticker: GD, exchange: NYSE)
News Release - Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Press Contact: (912) 965-7372

 

Source #1 - http://www.army-technology.com/projects/merkava4/

 

GD 883 V-12 DIESEL ENGINE  The Merkava 4 BATTLE TANK is powered by a V-12 diesel engine rated at 1,500hp. The engine compartment and one fuel tank are at the front of the tank and two fuel tanks are at the back. The new engine represents a 25% increase in power compared to the 1,200hp powerpack installed on the Merkava 3.

 

The German company MTU manufactures the engine components and the GD 883 engine is manufactured under licensed production by General Dynamics Land Systems in the USA. The engine is transferred to Israel for installation and integration with the automatic transmission and with the engine computer control system. 

 

Source #2 - http://www.ucdivest.org/investments.php

 

General Dynamics is the producer of military equipment on the F-16 Falcons that the IDF uses against Palestinians. "The United States has also underwritten Israel’s domestic armaments industry, by giving ... $200 million to develop the Merkava tank (operative); the latest version, the Merkava 4, uses a German V-12 diesel engine produced under license in the U.S. by General Dynamics."

 

Source #3  http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/851020.html

General Dynamics will be the general contractor for the production of 3,500 MK-84 "general purpose" bombs, spares and repair parts in a sale proposed by the Pentagon in April, 2007.  According to an article in the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz,  "The Bush administration announced on Friday what would be the first officially disclosed sale of United States military equipment to Israel since the end of the Second Lebanon War this past summer.  In a notice to Congress, the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Israel had requested as many as 3,500 MK-84 "general purpose" bombs, spares and repair parts plus U.S. government technical assistance in a deal worth up to $65 million if all options are exercised.  General Dynamics Corp. would be the prime contractor."

 

Source #4 E-mail from a General Dynamics shareholder

 

A General Dynamics shareholder asked the company's investor relations department about the bomb production described above, as well as the company involvement with the F-16 aircraft.  This was the reply:

 

From: rlewis@generaldynamics.com
Subject: Re: product information requested


"We make MK-80 series bomb bodies.  We generally have the mission computers
on tactical aircraft like the F-16, and usually have the guns on tactical
aircraft like the F-16.
"

 

GENERAL ELECTRIC -

 

Another company related to the weapons manufacturers through subcontracts is General Electric.  Only 2 billion of its roughly 80 billion total sales resulted from its engine sales.  However, General Electric is one of the world’s three largest jet-engine makers, subcontracting to Boeing and Lockheed Martin.  Particularly, General Electric has supplied the propulsion system for AH-64 Apache Assault Helicopter.  These helicopters are being used in Israeli attacks on Palestinian towns.

 

Source #1 - http://www.geae.com/engines/military/t64/index.html

 

Note:  General Electric sells its aircraft engines directly to Israel.  A quick example is a contract for T-64 aircraft engines.  These are used on a variety of military aircraft, including Sikorsky Helicopters. Other aircraft that use them are:  CH-53D/E, MH-53E, MH-53J/M, RH-53D, S-65/C3, CH-53G/S  (SGH)

Source #2 - http://www.defenselink.mil/search 

 

“General Electric Co., Lynn, Mass., is being awarded a $7,745,166 order against a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-03-D-0003) for component improvement program services for T64 engines for the Navy; the Air Force; the Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR); and the governments of Israel and Japan.  These services include engineering support and testing to resolve readiness problems, maintain performance, redesign low reliability parts, and forecast hardware wear-out rates.  Work will be performed in Lynn, Mass. (96.6 percent); Evendale, Ohio (1.8 percent); and various locations across the United States (1.6 percent); and is expected to be completed in December 2007.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($5,806,780; 75.0 percent); U.S Air Force ($721,273; 9.3 percent); DSCR ($289,004; 3.7 percent); and the Governments of Israel ($498,527; 6.4 percent);  and Japan ($429,582; 5.6 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.”

 

GENERAL MOTORS -

 

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/MI.html

 

“ ‘General Motors does considerable business with Israel and expects to do more,’ according to J. David Hughes from the company's International Communications department. The company sells passenger cars and trucks as well as military vehicles. The Israeli military buys products from GM's Hughes Electronics subsidiary.”


GLOBECOMM SYSTEMS -

 

This company is traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange as GCOM.

 

[Note that the task force has confirmed that the company’s name in the following two articles was incorrectly stated.  The correct name of the company is Globecomm Systems Inc. (GSI).]

Source #1 - http://defence-data.com/paris2003/pagep185.htm

 

Global Communications – 19 June 2003   

 

Under a recently awarded contract, worth approximately $18 million, Tadiran Spectralink Ltd., a member of the Elisra Group, will supply a new satellite communications system to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

 

Under this project, named "Seventh Heaven," Tadiran Spectralink and its American partner, Global Communications Inc (GSI) of Hauppauge, New York, will furnish the IDF Signal Corps with equipment and facilities for the global communications backbone for all branches of the IDF Ground Forces.

The system, which consists of an undisclosed number of fixed earth stations, flyaway stations, and mobile stations installed on HMMWV vehicles, will provide for transmission of various types of information (telephony, video, and data) at high rates and different bandwidths.

 

Source #2 - http://www.space.com/spacenews/archive03/israelarch_070703.html

 

Israel Moving Ahead With Military Satcom Plans

Under a program called Seventh Heaven, the Israeli military will build and deploy an extensive satellite communications system to serve as the infrastructure for the planned spacecraft and follow-on satellites. Israel’s MoD selected Tadiran Spectralink, Inc. of Holon, Israel, and Global Communications Inc. of Hauppauge, N.Y., over three competing teams for the initial $18 million contract, which Tadiran officials say contains options for expanded capabilities and services over the next few years.

In a June 15 press release, Tadiran Spectralink President Itzhak Beni said the Seventh Heaven program "is just the initial stage of a larger and far more ambitious program." According to the release, the program now includes an undisclosed number of fixed ground stations, air-transportable stations and mobile stations installed on Humvee vehicles "for transmission of various types of information at high rates and different bandwidths."

 

HICKLIN ENGINEERING

 

Source #1 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/IA.html

 

“Another company that has done well in Israel is Des Moines-based Hicklin Engineering, which has been doing business there for at least a decade. Sales Engineer Jack Campbell said the company has most recently sold equipment used to test transmissions in military vehicles….”

 

HONEYWELL -

Source #1 - http://www,airforce-technology.com/projects/f16/

 

Honeywell is the world’s leading provider of high-performance inertial navigation systems for military aircraft.  Honeywell has a contract for the manufacture, assembly, and repair of the H-764G Inertial Navigation system for various fixed wing and rotary aircraft used by the IDF.  These aircraft have been used in the illegal assassinations of hundreds of Palestinians, with frequent civilian casualties.  In addition, “ Advanced equipment being fitted on the current build of the F-16 includes Honeywell color flat panel liquid crystal multifunction displays.

 

INROB TECH LTD -

Source #1 - http://www.primezone.com/newsroom/news.html?d=98549

 

InRob Tech Ltd.  announced on Jan. 12, 2006 that it has delivered an initial remote control system for operating a Hummer HMMWV jeep to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and expects to deliver more at a price of close to $70,000 per unit. On March 30, the company announced that it has delivered the first of three remote control tractors to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The Army plans to use these remote control tractors for border operations, including “cleaning and clearing.” In Rob Tech is also a certified supplier to the Israeli Air Force.  InRob Tech is a Nevada based company with a wholly owned subsidiary in Israel. 

 

Source #2 - http://www.inrobtech.com/

 

InRob Tech is an Israeli-based high-tech company specializing in the planning, manufacturing and service support of advanced wireless and remote control systems, operating all types of robots and other vehicles. The Company is Israel's leader in its field, and supports the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces), Israeli police, and other military and civilian companies dealing with security. Founded in 1988, the Company works closely with other high-tech companies to provide the most advanced and comprehensive UGV solutions to the market.

 

Source #3 - http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/060112/92236.html

 

InRob Ltd., a leader in the development and production of advanced wireless control systems and integrated solutions for unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), today announced that it has delivered an initial remote control system for operating a Hummer(R) HMMWV (High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) jeep to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) at a price of close to $70,000 per unit. The Company anticipates delivery of additional units over the course of this year.

Source #4 - http://www.primezone.com/newsroom/news.html?d=98549

 

InRob will use its expertise and experience to develop a dedicated remote control system to adapt Caterpillar's multi-terrain loader to military uses. InRob will be responsible for development, integration, installation and final testing of the new machines, based on a leading industry platform. Ramta, the venture's third party, is a division of world renowned defense manufacturer IAI, and will contribute its outstanding experience in production engineering, to carry forward development from proto-type to serial production.

 

Source #5 - http://www.primezone.com/newsroom/news.html?d=90735

Source: InRob Tech Ltd.

InRob Tech Ltd. Remotely Controlled D9 Bulldozer to be Used in Daily Military Operations

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- InRob Ltd. ("InRob") (OTCBB:IRBL), a leader in the development and production of advanced wireless control systems and integrated solutions for unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), today announced that it has completed the sale of its first remotely controlled Caterpillar D9 bulldozer.

 

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has a special robotics unit of its engineering corps that is responsible for the operation of InRob Tech's D9 bulldozer. The remotely controlled armored D9 is being used in sensitive operations and border locations where human lives are in danger, for such tasks as clearing landmines, mounting sand barriers, building fortifications, and opening routes to armored fighting vehicles and infantry.

Ben Tsur Joseph, InRob Tech's CEO, says "We are pleased to have completed our first sale of the remote control system for D9 after finishing the trials. It is a vote of confidence of the IDF in our capabilities to produce superb quality in such a complex application. Having made this sale to the IDF gives us the endorsement we need to market the D9 bulldozer to militaries around the world." ….

INTEL CORPORATION

 

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/CA

 

Intel Corporation first established its design center in Haifa in 1974, then a sales office in Tel Aviv, a manufacturing facility in Jerusalem and recently a $1.6 billion fabrication plan in Kiryat Gat* to add to its semiconductor manufacturing capability there. The Pentium MMX chip was designed in Israel, as were the 286 and 386 microprocessors and parts of the 486 and Pentium processors. Intel President and CEO Andy Grove told the Israel California Trade Review that, "there were many highly talented engineers coming from Israel’s institutions."

 

 

Source #2 http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/07/08/BU162036.DTL

 

Intel chip plant located on disputed Israeli land
Intel could face political, legal problems with chip plant in Israel

Henry Norr

Monday, July 8, 2002

 

Now Palestinians in the United States and elsewhere are starting to organize around this case…..

 

For example, Francis Boyle, a professor of international law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said he wasn't familiar with the details of the situation. But based on my summary of the history, he said that the original inhabitants and their heirs could take Intel to a U.S. court in a type of suit known as an in rem proceeding or under similar doctrines in many other countries and seek to attach Fab 18's assets.  "Intel and its lawyers and bankers had better be very careful here," he said, noting that a similar legal strategy was used in cases involving the former British colony of Rhodesia -- and by Jewish survivors of the Holocaust.

 

Source #3
 

Intel investments in Israel and International Law
by Mazin Qumsiyeh, Ph.D.*

Last year Intel exported products valued at nearly $2 billion from Israel, of which $1.3 billion were from a plant in "Qiryat Gat" called FAB-18. Intel investment in FAB-18 amounted to $1 billion. The plant site is located between the rail line from Tel Aviv to Beer Sheba and the new Trans-Israel highway. This is land that belongs to the Palestinian village of Iraq al Manshiya.

Al-Faluja and Iraq Al-Manshiya were twin and peaceful Palestinian villages that came under Israeli rule on 24 February 1949 well after the war as part of a UN-sponsored armistic agreement (See Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947-1949, Cambridge University Press. 1987). The agreement contains assurance for the safety of the persons and the property of these two villages. In an exchange of letters, repeating the same assurances, between Dr. Walter Eytan, Head of the Israeli Delegation and Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, the American UN Mediator on Palestine, it was stated that "Those of the civilian population who may wish to remain in Al Faluja and Iraq Al Manshiya are to be permitted to do so... All of these civilians shall be fully secure in their persons, abodes, property and personal effects".
According to Morris, both Prime Minister Ben-Gurion and Weitz (head of the Jewish agency) approved driving the inhabitants out in contravention of international law and contrary to the Armistice Agreement that Israel signed.  (Mazin Qumsiyeh is a Christian Palestinian living in Connecticut.)

 

ITT INDUSTRIES -

 

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/IN

 

“ITT Aerospace is another company with long experience in Israel. "Israel's military needs make it a good market," says President and General Manager Dr.. Marvin Sambur, whose company sold military radios to the Israel Defense Forces. "The defense industry is a tough one to crack. It's a long process to establish yourself in the market." Since Israel uses a lot of the same equipment as the U.S. Army, which ITT supplies, Sambur looks forward to doing more business in Israel in the future.

 

Source #2  Presbyterian Church USA

 

In a letter dated April 26, 2005, from Kathleen S. Stolar, ITT Vice President, Secretary and Associate General Counsel, to the Episcopal Church, in answer to a question (Does your company sell goods or services to the Israeli Defense Forces(IDF)?), the company stated:  "Yes, we do.  ITT Industries does not make offensive weapons or any devices that are used to detonate weapons.  Our sales are primarily intensifier tubes for night vision goggles and battlefield communication radios.  Night vision goggles are used by the military to positively identify friend or foe under severe light restrictions.  Battlefield communication radios allow the military to communicate with troops over a secure channel.  Our products are sold to the Israeli military under parameters established and controlled by the U.S. government."

 

Source #3  ITT letter to Methodist Divestment Committee

 

“The U.S. military is ITT Defense Electronics largest single customer.  ITT's products are sold to international military customers US allies  including the Israeli military, under parameters established and controlled by the U.S. government.  Our sales to Israel are primarily intensifier tubes for night vision goggles.  Night vision goggles are used by the military to identify friend or foe positively under severe light restrictions.  Battlefield communication radios have not been sold to Israel in the recent past.

 

Source #4 - http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=Zone&enDispWho=InThePress&enZone=InThePress&Date=6/8/04%2011:22%20PM

 

Israel's Star Night to supply night sights to ITT

 

 

Jun. 09 -  Israel's Star Night Technologies' fully owned Star Night USA sub-subsidiary has obtained a $3.5 million order from US company ITT Industries for miniature night sights for the Israeli Ministry of Defense, Globes reported. The total order is worth NIS 40 million, of which 40% belongs to Star Night USA. The sights will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2004 and during 2005. Avraham Sagie, who manages Star Night Technologies' subsidiaries, said that this agreement was the first part of a large order, which the company believed would stretch over the next four years, and amount to $30 million. In recent years, Star Night Technologies developed the Lior night sight, which is designed for urban warfare. The site can be used with both US Army weapons and the Israeli-made Tavor assault rifle. The company has reported more orders in the past two months. At the beginning of May, Star Night Technologies' fully owned subsidiary New Noga Light obtained a $1.5 million order for night sights for the US civilian and police market from a US company. The sights will be delivered in 2004-2005

 

JCB

 

Source #1 http://www.waronwant.org/download.php?id=443

 

Equipment from these companies and from British construction group JCB is also used in the construction of Israel’s Separation Wall, ruled illegal by the International Court of Justice but being built to completion regardless.The UN has condemned such corporate complicity in the

violation of Palestinians’ human rights, but there has been no official action to bring it to

an end.

 

Source #2 http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=10554

 

Finally Caterpillar isn’t the only construction company involved in house demolitions. Though their operations are particularly egregious – given that they supply the Israeli Army with military equipment – we saw Volvo, Daewoo and JCB bulldozers or cranes being used, on a contractual basis, in the construction of the Separation Wall…. And if Volvo, Daewoo and JCB’s management don’t know that their bulldozers are being used in violation of international law, they cannot have spent even half a day in the Occupied Territories. In any case, they all know now.

 

KAYMAN DAYRON -

 

Source #1 - http://www.dsca.mil/pressreleases/36-b/2005/Israel_05-10_corrected.pdf

 

The Bush administration has authorized the sale of as many as 100 large bunker-buster bombs to Israel. One expert said the move should serve as a warning to Iranians with nuclear ambitions.   The proposed deal, worth as much as $30 million, would provide Israel with the capability to drop 5,000-pound bombs that can penetrate bunkers and other buried structures. The GBU-28 bombs can be dropped from Israel’s American-made F-15 fighters. 

 

Principle contractors for a $30 million contract to provide 100 Guided Bomb Units (GBU-28) that include: BLU-113A/B penetration warhead, WGU-36A/B guidance control unit, FMU-143H/B bomb fuze, and BSG-92/B airfoil group guide. Also included are: support equipment; testing, spare and repair parts; supply support; publications and technical data, are Raytheon, Ellwood National Forge Company of Irvine, PA, and Kayman Dayron.

 

KEKO INDUSTRIES INC. –

 

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/KY.html

 

“Off and on for about 20 years Keco Industries Inc. has been selling air-conditioning units to the Israeli Air Force. Keco actually manufactures the units, which then go to a freight forwarder (exporter) and then end up in Israel. Jeff Andrews, contract administrator for Keco, said that they had a pretty good relationship with Israel and that the Israeli Air Force comes to Keco whenever they need a product…..”  The company is located in Kentucky.

 

KETER GROUP -

Lipski Plastic Industries Ltd., located in the Barkan Industrial Zone on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank, is part of the KETER Group, which has a branch in the US and exports to the US.  The Keter Group is Israel’s major plastic producer of consumer goods with four production units in Israel, one in Netherlands, one in the US, a marketing company in the UK and an R&D and mold manufacturing unit in Yokneam, Israel.  The address is: PO Box 68, Industrial Area, Barkan 44820. Tel +972 3 9366101 or 9066800

 
Source #1 - http://www.keter.co.il/

 

Keter Plastic is the largest manufacture of resin based indoor and garden furniture, shelving systems, tool boxes and storage products for the do-it-yourself market, household products and kitchen utensils, polyurethane insulated camping products, refuse containers, electronic bath and kitchen scales, bathroom accessories and toilet seats, juvenile products and a complete line of sanitary fittings.
 

Keter is constantly expanding its markets in more than 40 countries. In 1988 the Keter Group was joined by Lipski Ltd, a public company whose divisions manufacture corrosion-proof sanitary fittings, bathroom and children accessories. In 1992, through the purchase of U.S. Leisure, an American company which produces mainly garden furniture, Keter established a strategic base in the U.S.A., and has been recently enlarged by the purchase of Sunterrace Casual Furniture Inc.


In 1994 Jardin Netherlands B.V., a Dutch company, joined the Keter Group.
Jardin serves as a base for marketing Keter's garden furniture products in Europe.
Recently, Lipski purchased in Israel, the control of Merhav, a public holding of Hamat, the largest taps manufacturer, and Harsa, the largest producer of ceramic sanitaryware in Israel as well as recent Investment on the Israeli Petrochemical Industries.

 

Source #2 http://www.somethingisraeli.com/articles/24_israeli_plastic_peop.htm

 

Israeli plastic people by: Leslie Bunder
FILED UNDER SOMETHINGISRAELI >> Business

Plastic shed made Keter

Keter shed

Next time you get a bathroom mirror or other plastic furnishings for your home, it's quite likely that Israeli firm Keter is behind it.

Its products are sold through some of the biggest names in home improvements including Home Depot in the US and B & Q in the UK.

 

 

KOMATSU -

 

Source #1 – Staff member at Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)

Komatsu machines are being used to build new settlements in the occupied territories.  From e-mail:  “At Nof Zion a Komatsu is still in use, building an illegal settlement on Palestinian privately owned land.”   

Source #2 http://www.logility.com/news/archive04/138.htm 

“Komatsu Europe International imports Komatsu machines manufactured outside the European Union; and manages the distribution network for new machine sales throughout Europe, North Africa and Israel.”

 

LASE-R SHIELD -

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/NM.html

 

Lase-R Shield sells laser safety eyewear to the Israeli Ministry of Defense. The safety eyewear has numerous applications, it can be used in research and development labs in universities, within industry and for military purposes.  It is a division of Bacou-Dalloz Company.

 

LIMA HOLDING BV (Riwal)

 

Source #1 - http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article5742.shtml

DUTCH COMPANY INVOLVED IN CONSTRUCTION OF THE WALL
Martin Siepermann, The Electronic Intifada (18 September 2006)

Research undertaken by United Civilians for Peace, a Dutch NGO-platform dedicated to promoting justice and peace in Palestine and Israel, has revealed that Dutch company Lima
Holding BV, in Spijkenisse, is involved in the construction of the illegal Wall that Israel is building in the occupied West Bank.

Lima Holding, which operates in Israel under the Riwal brand name, provides mobile cranes for putting into place the up to 9-metres high concrete elements that make up the Wall. 

Lima Holding is 100 per cent owned by two Dutch holding companies: D.Schalekamp Beheer BV and MDN Holding BV. Dick Schalekamp owns D.Schalekamp Beheer, while Doron Livnat, an Israeli businessman living in the Netherlands, owns MDN Holding.

LITTON SYSTEMS -

Source #1 -  http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/AZ.html 

 

Litton Systems has been supplying the Israeli military and law enforcement agencies night vision equipment for more than 20 years. After Litton sells a product to Israel, “they come back for spares, support equipment and service."

 

Source #2 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/IA.html

 

“The Instrument and Life Support Division of Litton Systems has also exported to the Israeli Air Force. Their products include onboard oxygen generating systems. Recently, Israeli Air Force officers came to Davenport for training in the use of onboard inert gas operating systems on the AH-64 Apache helicopter.”

 

LOCKHEED MARTIN -

Source #1 - http://www.icahduk.org/divestment/companiestodivest.html

 

Lockheed Martin
The single biggest overseas supplier for the Israeli armaments industry. Has received at least $4.4billion since 1995 for supplying arms including missile systems and fighter planes to Israel (see website of Campaign Against the Arms Trade) and has many ongoing contracts, including manufacturing F-16I fighter bombers used by the IDF against Palestinians. Contact details: Lockheed Martin Corporation, 6801 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817

U.S.A. Tel - +1 301-897-6000
Website: www.lockheedmartin.com

 

Source #2 http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/israel/f-16i.htm

 

F-16I Sufa (Storm) The Israeli Air Force's (IAF) F-16I Sufa (Storm), a two seater, is the latest version of the Lockheed Martin F-16.  Israel's Peace Marble V foreign military sales program will supply the Israel Air Force (IAF) with 102 two-seat aircraft and is the largest Israeli F-16 acquisition yet.  The F-16I is specially designed for Israel, and has been named "Soufa," or "Storm" in Hebrew, by the IAF.  The F-16I for Israel is based on current Block 50/52 production aircraft. The F-16I has a 23,600-kilogram [52,000 pound] take-off weight, considerably more than the earlier F-16s in IAF service, and is armed with the AMRAAM air-to-air missile.

 

The F-16I was developed on the basis of the F-16ES [Enhanced Strategic] single-seat and two-seat, long-range interdictor F-16 proposal. This configuration was developed in November 1993 in response to Israeli preference for the F-15I Eagle. The F-16ES featured additional fuel in one 1,136 liter (300 US gallon; 250 Imp gallon) centerline tank and two wing tanks, each 2,271 litre (600 US gallons; 500 Imp gallons), as well as two conformal tanks. The combat radius extended to in excess of 1,000 nautical miles (1,852 km; 1,151 miles). The F-16ES was not purchased at that time, but the conformal tanks were developed as retrofit option for existing F-16s. …..

 

On 19 July 1999 the government of Israel officially confirmed to Lockheed Martin that it will purchase 50 F-16I aircraft after a long and intense evaluation in competition with the Boeing F-15I. The total program including the aircraft, mission equipment and a support package is worth about $2.5 billion to various suppliers. The value to Lockheed Martin is about $1.8 billion. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics received a contract for 52 F-16 aircraft for Israel on Dec. 19, 2001, significantly extending the firm F-16 production base. The Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract for Israel officially exercises the option for 52 additional F-16I aircraft under the Peace Marble V program. Israel had originally ordered 50 F-16Is in 2001 but increased the purchase to 102 after deciding against the procurement of additional F-15Is. The estimated $4.5 billion dollar F-16I deal, $45 million per aircraft, will be financed by the annual U.S. military aid package and concludes the largest ever Israeli military purchase.

 

Source #3 - http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/f-16-fms.htm

 

Foreign Military Sales

 

The F-16 continues as the world's most sought-after fighter. The year 2000 was one of the F-16's best years for export orders. Firm export orders totaled 220 aircraft as follows: Israel (50), Greece (50), UAE (80), Korea (20) and Singapore (20). Also during the year, the U.S. Air Force ordered 14 additional F-16s with Fiscal Year 00/01 appropriations.

 

In December 2001 Israel exercised an option to purchase 52 F-16 fighter jets, for a total program value of about $2 billion.  Israel's sixth purchase of F-16s, the contract extended the production base at Fort Worth plant through 2008, with deliveries beginning in 2003. …….

 

 In August of 1978, the government of Israel announced plans to acquire 75 F-16s. The first F-16 deliveries to Israel occurred under the Peace Marble I Foreign Military Sales program. The first four F-16s arrived in Israel in July 1980. Under Peace Marble II, the Israel Defense Force was supplied with 75 Block 30 F-16s. The first Block 30 F-16 arrived in October 1987. In May 1988, a follow-on order was placed for 60 Block 40 F-16s, plus an option for 15 more. The first of these Peace Marble III Fighting Falcons arrived in Israel in August 1991. The first of 50 surplus U.S. Air Force Block 10 F-16s was delivered on August 1, 1994, under the Peace Marble IV program. Delivery was completed in late 1994. In July 1999, Israel selected the F-16I over other competing aircraft, which led to a contract for 50 F-16D Block 52+ signed in January 2000, and an option for up to 60 more aircraft to be exercised in 2001. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics received a contract for 52 F-16 aircraft for Israel on 19 December 2001, significantly extending the firm F-16 production base. The Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract for Israel officially exercises the option for 52 additional F-16I aircraft under the Peace Marble V program. Lockheed Martin’s contract value for the option is $1.3 billion out of a total program value of approximately $2 billion. The Peace Marble V aircraft will deliver during 2003 through 2006. The optional aircraft would be delivered in 2006 through 2008.

 

Source #4 http://www.f-16.net/news_article1599.html

 

January 18, 2006 (by Lieven Dewitte) ISRAEL: LOCKHEED MARTIN: Lockheed Martin Awarded $18 Million for Israeli F-16 - Flight Trainer
The Israeli Ministry of Defense has awarded Lockheed Martin an $18 million Foreign Military Funds (FMF) commercial contract to provide a Flight and Systems Trainer (FST) for Israeli F-16I pilot training. This trainer will be used to familiarize Israeli aircrews with the performance of the latest F-16 Block 50 aircraft.  The F-16 FST provides flight, emergency procedures, aircraft systems operation, and tactical and weapon systems training. Lockheed Martin will provide hardware and software to simulate the F-16I aircraft systems, sensors, weapons and flight dynamics. In addition, Lockheed Martin will provide an Instructor Operator Station, debrief capability and synthetic environment. A software development capability is also being provided by Lockheed Martin to enable the Government of Israel to update the FST after it is delivered. The Government of Israel has separately procured the avionics simulation, cockpit

and visual system, which will be provided to Lockheed Martin as Government of Israel furnished equipment. Lockheed Martin will integrate and test all subsystems before shipping the complete FST to Israel for installation.

 

Source #5 - http://worldpolicy.org/projects/arms/reports/israel050602.html

 

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan recently expressed his concern with the use of U.S. weapons by the IDF, saying “I feel obliged to call your attention to disturbing patterns in the treatment of civilians and humanitarian relief workers by the Israeli Defense Forces…. Judging from the means and methods employed by the IDF-- F-16 fighter-bombers, helicopter and naval gunships, missiles and bombs of heavy tonnage-- the fighting has come to resemble all-out conventional warfare. In the process, hundreds of innocent noncombatant civilians -- men, women and children -- have been injured or killed, and many buildings and homes have been damaged or destroyed. Tanks have been deployed in densely populated refugee camps and in towns and villages; and heavy explosives have been dropped mere meters from schools where thousands of children were in attendance.”

 

Source #6 - http://www.usrom.com/Countries/israel.htm


Lockheed Martin Corp., Tactical Aircraft Systems, Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded on 16 December 2005, a $29,800,000 firm fixed price contract to provide for provisioning spares of sole source consumable and replenishment spares in support of the F-16 Program. This effort supports foreign military sales to Israel.  This work will be complete by March 2007. The Headquarters Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

 

Source #7 –  http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/AL.html

 

Troy-based Lockheed-Martin is collaborating with Rafael Military Industries to manufacture the Israeli-designed Popeye missiles. Rafael now seeks to serve as a subcontractor for Lockheed-Martin, who in mid-April won a $2 billion contract to manufacture American-designed JASSM cruise missiles for the American military.

 

Source #8 - http://www.military.com/soldiertech/0,14632,Soldiertech_Merkava,,00.html

 

MERKAVA MK 4 BATTLE TANK -- SPECIFICATIONS

Builder

Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works Group

Weight

65 tons

Length

9.04 meters (with gun forward)

Width (without skirts)

3.72 meters

Propulsion

Electric Motor

Maximum speed

92 km/h (57 mph)

Height to turret roof

2.66 meters

Crew

4: Driver, commander, gunner, loader

Maximum speed

Over 60km/h

Cross-country speed

Up to 55km/h

Maximum range

500 km

Main gun

120mm

Ammunition on board

48 rounds

Read-to-fire rounds

10 rounds

Machine gun

7.62 mm

Mortar

60 mm

Mortar range

2,700 meters

M&W ZANDER   -

Source #1 - http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/2004/ct20040521.html

 

M+W Zander US Operation Inc., Plano, Texas, was awarded on May 18, 2004, a $31,676,996 firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of military facilities.  Work will be performed at various locations within Israel, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 17, 2005.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  There were 50 bids solicited on Dec. 23, 2003, and six bids were received.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Germany, is the contracting activity (W912GB-04-C-0021).

 

MAGAL SECURITY SYSTEMS -

Magal Security Systems is an Israeli company that is providing security equipment for building the wall.  Investor Relations is handled by Gal Investor Relations, Ltd. Azrieli Center 3, Tel Aviv 67023, Israel.  Toll free from the USA: 1-866-704 6710. Phone: 972-3-6074717.  Fax: 972-3-6074711.  Contact: Mr. Ehud Helft / Mr. Kenny Green (US & International IR) kenny@gk-biz.com Mr. Emanuel Kahana (Israel IR) ehud@gk-biz.com.  Magal has two US subsidiaries:  Magal-Senstar, Inc., 43180 Osgood Rd., Fremont CA, 94539 USA. (Phone: 1-510-249 1450. Fax: 1-510-249 1540) ; and Smart Interactive Systems, Inc, 15-01 132nd Street, College Point, NY 11356 USA (Phone: 001-718-661-6760.  Fax: 001-718-939-3644)  It is traded on the NASDAQ as MAGS.

Source #1 http://www.securityfence.mod.gov.il/Pages/ENG/execution.htm

Intrusion detection fence

Three Israeli companies are approved by the IDF to provide intrusion detection fence, having passed its technical requirements through an extensive two year on site experiment. Of these three companies, Magal Security Systems won the contract for the central section (Salem towards Elkana) and Elbit Systems together with the American company, Detektion, won the contract for the northern and southern sections of Jerusalem.

Source #2 - http://www.westerndefense.org/articles/Egypt/oct04.htm
 
Magal is the main contractor for most of the 140-km separation fence around Samaria. It provides the Israeli Army with war rooms, command and control systems for the buffer area, and the Fortis integrated command and control systems for settlements and secure facilities.

MAGNAVOX

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/IN.html

 

Emond Schaefer, Magnavox's Director of International Marketing, has also found Israel a good place to make money. "Magnavox has been doing business with Israel for about 20 years," he says. "We sell defense communications equipment and the Israelis in this industry are high caliber. You need to be patient and flexible," he adds, "but it's definitely a place where a company can make a profit."

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS (now part of Boeing Co.)

Source #1 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/MO.html

“McDonnell Douglas..… has had a longstanding relationship with Israel. The St. Louis-based defense contractor sells aircraft to the Israeli Air Force… McDonnell Douglas won a major contract to supply the Israeli Air Force with its next generation of fighters. The deal, to produce 21 F-15I Eagles-a version of the U.S. Air Force's F-15E-is worth $2 billion.”

MOTOROLA -

 

Motorola has a $90-million contract to provide the Israeli army with an advanced "Mountain Rose" cell phone communications system.  Its wholly owned subsidiary in Israel has a contract to develop encrypted wireless communications for military use in the occupied territories.   

    

Motorola has a well-documented history of having developed a military mobile communications network for the IDF - called "mountain rose." It went into operation July 1, 2004 and there are reports of it in use in Gaza. The International Online Defense Magazine writes, "Unlike other commercial cellular networks which rely mainly on fixed sites, Motorola's solution uses fixed and transportable sites, which deploy with the military units, positioned at vantage points where they provide optimal coverage and redundancy to maintain effective connectivity and communications capacity for the operating forces." 

 

Source #1 - http://www.forbes.com/

 

Motorola Israel starts field trials for army phones
Reuters, 06.16.03, 7:24 AM ET


TEL AVIV, June 16 (Reuters) - Motorola Israel Ltd, a unit of Motorola (nyse: MOT - news - people), said on Monday it started field trials for a cutting-edge secure mobile phone system that is hard to disable and ensures Israeli army commanders can contact officers in the field anytime, anywhere.
 

The $90-million "Mountain Rose" system will make the Israeli army one of the few forces in the world using advanced cellphone technology, Motorola said in a statement. The system allows the secure transmission of voice and data running at a speed consistent with intermediate 2.5-generation mobile technology.

When it becomes fully operational next year field commanders under fire will no longer have to dash to a secure mobile telecommunications unit since they will have terminals sewn into their battle vests to allow communication with senior commanders.

 The Israeli army's Signals Corp has embedded its top-secret encryption and information security software into Motorola's technology which is suited to the TETRA system. The TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio Access) cellular network is the European standard for commercial dispatch systems and has been adapted by many public safety organisations.
Motorola Israel starts field trials for army phones Reuters, 06.16.03, 7:24 AM ET

Source # 2 - Peace Now

Middle East Peace Reports  

 November 15, 2004, Vol. 6 Issue 17

 

“One novelty that the IDF has rolled out recently is a new mobile telephone network called Mountain Rose. IDF units have already begun to be equipped with the sophisticated system. Outwardly, the telephones in question look like regular cell phones, but they are actually based on a closed IDF network. The goal is to prevent the network from collapsing, as often happens when there is excessive use by civilians of their mobile telephones during emergencies. Moreover, the telephone network has been encrypted, so it can be used to discuss military secrets freely.

 

As part of Project Mountain Rose, the IDF has equipped itself with mobile cellular telephone antennas that are fixed on the roofs of vehicles, which will allow the antennas to be moved from one place to another on the battlefield in order to let troops use their encrypted phone lines. The IDF is also testing new technology that could transfer footage being filmed by drones directly to troops in the field equipped with personal digital assistants that look like "Palm Pilots." If the testing is successful in providing combat troops with an intelligence overview of the battlefield, this new equipment will be put into production soon.” (Ma'ariv, 11/7-8/04)

 

Source #3 - http://www.themarker.com/

 

Army cellular network ready to be deployed

16.5.2004    07:14  Hadar Horesh 

 

The Israel Defense Forces has successfully tested an independent cellular network that is scheduled to become operational on July 1, Brigadier General Arnon Zo-Eretz told Haaretz. Some $100 million was invested in this project.

 

The unique military network, dubbed Mountain Rose (Vered Harim), was developed by Motorola Israel, with components manufactured at the company's facility in Arad. Motorola developed the system according to specifications defined by the IDF, but is now also marketing cellular networks to foreign armies.

 

Motorola will supply several thousand cellular devices to the IDF. They will be used by officers, starting at the level of company commander. The system employs encryption technology developed by the IDF to maintain secure communication and has no links to civilian networks.

 

The cellular devices will be used for secure telephone communication and will also offer "push to talk" capabilities and a GPS satellite location system.

 

The Mountain Rose network incorporates several hundred base systems, as well as mobile stations that provide coverage for areas of temporary deployment.

 

Contrary to previous assessments, the army has decided that the new cellular devices will not - at least for now - replace the traditional communication systems in use by combat units and lugged in backpacks. The new devices will, however, replace the radio telephone networks used for secure telephone communication with division headquarters.

 

The new cellular system also provides data communication, with end users equipped to receive data on rugged palm computers supplied by Tadiran Communications. The computers will be allocated to commanders of combat units and will enable the transfer or text and pictures during military operations.

 

Source #4 http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1154526030992&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

 

Millions spent on 'virtual fences', by Yaakov Katz, The Jerusalem Post, September 8, 2006

The government is considering creating an unprecedented security system for the Jewish community of Hebron, including never-before-used hi-tech laser radars, as part of a new NIS 400 million allocation for security systems at settlements, The Jerusalem Post has learned. The state-of-the-art Hebron defense system would be part of a second phase hi-tech settlement security project carried out by the IDF.  NIS 300m was spent on phase one over the past year and a half.

The governmental body that creates security systems for settlements in the West Bank is a branch of the IDF Home Front Command called the Shabam Administration. Shabam is an acronym for "Special Security Zone." Set up in December 2004 by then-OC Home Front Command Maj.-Gen. Yair Naveh, the Shabam Administration was given the mandate and the funding to create hi-tech security systems for West Bank settlements. Headed by Lt.-Col. Roni Yitah, the administration has to date created highly advanced security systems in 47 settlements, mostly isolated and far away from the Green Line.

The systems used until now are based on an array of advanced radar systems, created by Motorola, and operate together with thermal cameras.

 

Source#5  http://www.sibat.mod.gov.il/catalog/pages/security.html#PerimeterProtection

 

An Israeli Defense Ministry web site lists companies involved with Israel's "security/ perimeter protection". Motorola Israel is listed as the provider of a Wide Area Surveillance System. 

 

Motorola Israel Ltd.
Government Electronics Department

WASS - Wide Area Surveillance System

 

Source #6 - The Israeli Ministry of Defense lists Motorola Israel as the provider of a system called "Motobridge," which is a "soft switched radio network for ground forces." 

 

MOTOBRIDGE

Soft Switched Radio Network for Ground Forces

MOTOROLA ISRAEL

Electronics

Military Communication – Systems and Equipment

 

Source #7  http://www.exhibitions.sibat.mod.gov.il/AeroIndia/UploadDocs/sod_motorolapdf

 

ISRAEL at AERO INDIA 2005

_____________________________________________________________________

Motorola Israel Ltd.

Government Electronics Department

 

Fuzes for Aerial Munitions

 

The 980 Low Altitude Proximity Fuze (LAPF) is intended to provide a proximity function for the MK-80 series high explosive bombs. The proximity function increases dramatically weapon effectiveness against soft and light targets .The fuze Height-of-Burst (HOB) is 10 meters (nominal).HOB is independent of terrain reflectivity and is immune to battlefield disturbances. The 980 LAPF has NATO codification.

 

560 HAPF

The 560 High Altitude Proximity Fuze (HAPF) provides accurate Height-of-Burst (HOB) or time function for cluster and dispensing munitions .The Height-of-Burst (HOB) is detected by a Doppler-ranging radar sensor which is incorporated in the fuze.. The fuze is intended for installation in munitions such as SUU-30B, MK-20 and CBU type munitions. The fuze initiates opening of a dispenser at any one of 10 ground-selectable HOB altitudes between 500-3000 feet.

 

260A IMPACT DELAY FUZE

The 260A Impact Delay (ID) fuze is an electronic all solid-state, selfpowered device, designed for use in application requiring survival of the fuze after the munition has penetrated a hard target (such as concrete bunkers,etc.) In its present configuration ,the fuze is used for general purpose bombs,MK-80 series and M117 type munitions. It replaces successfully many older mechanical fuzes (M904,M905,etc.)The ID 260A fuze has NATO codification.

 

260MF (MULTI-FUNCTION PROGRAMMABLE FUZE)

The Multi-Function Programmable Fuze is a flexible single fuzing system designed for existing and future weapons .The fuze is compatible with GP bombs (MK-80 series and M117) and GBU bombs .The 260MF is designed for application requiring survival of the fuze after the munition has penetrated a hard target and for applications in air burst munitions with the addition of a separate proximity sensor. This programmable electronic fuze provides manually and electronically selectable arm and function times with

extended long delays up to 45 hours.

 

SAFE AND ARM UNIT FOR ARROW MISSILE WARHEAD

Motorola Israel/Government Electronics Department is in charge of the development, design, production and supply of the Safe and Arm Unit (SAU)

for the “Arrow� Anti-Ballistic Defense System warhead (manufactured by IAI/MLM).This Safe and Arm Unit is a very unique device that incorporates

very high accuracy and reliability.

 

SAFE AND ARM UNIT FOR HARPY ATTACK UAV

Motorola Israel/Government Electronics Department is in charge of the development, design, production and supply of the Safe and Arm Unit (SAU) for the HARPY anti-radar attack UAV(manufactured by IAI/MBT).This device is capable of withstanding high electromagnetic fields, thus, ensuring high reliability and survivability of the weapon system in battlefield.

WASS

In order to face terror, which appears to be a major threat today, Motorola Israel offers the customer the WASS-Wide Area Surveillance System, a total security concept, based on radar technology, which is intended to provide automated regional and perimeter protection for airports, strategic installations and etc.

 

 

 

NAPCO INTERNATIONAL -

Napco International began operations as a separate publicly owned company in May, 2006. The company operated previously as the International Marketing Group of Napco Industries Inc.

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/MN.html

“Napco International, for example, sells components for [Israeli] military vehicles and buys Israeli electronics.” 

 

Source #2 - http://finance.google.com/finance?cid=11568869

The company makes and distributes spare parts and retrofit packages for military vehicles, communication systems, and electronic systems for the US military and foreign governments. Most sales stem from replacement parts for wheeled and tracked vehicles such as tanks and armored personnel carriers. Napco's communications and electronics products support telephone, telecommunications, radio, avionics, and transportable shelters.

NORTHROP GRUMMAN -

 

Source #1 - http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/aircraft/f-16i/F-16I.html

 

The long-awaited Israeli F-16I Sufa (‘Storm') rolled off Lockheed Martin's production line in Texas last week into the waiting hands of Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, who was on scene to receive the new aircraft, the first of 102 ordered by Jerusalem in 1997. … The F-16I is a heavily modified two seat version of the U.S. Air Force's F-16D Block 50/52-series fighter. …Northrop Grumman's AN/APG-68(V)9 multimode radar will enable crews to detect airborne threats from a range 30% greater than the existing APG-69 system and adds a synthetic-aperture radar mode for high-resolution ground mapping. 

Source #2 - http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/israel/f-16i.htm

 

“In addition, the Northrop Grumman AN/APG-68(V)9 multimode radar increases the distance of airborne engagement by 30 percent over the older APG-69 system and affords the "Sufa" with a high-resolution synthetic-aperture ground mapping capability.”  

 

Source #3 - http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/aircraft/f-16i/F-16I.html

 

From an article describing the new Sufa jets, to replace F-16’s in the IAF in  Israeli Weapons.com. See below:


“Radar is American, not Israeli
Israeli Air Force officials are "frustrated" over the Defense Ministry's agreeing to allow the

F-16I jets to be equipped with American-made radar.  Northrop Grumman's AN/APG-68(V)9 multimode radar will enable crews to detect airborne threats from a range 30% greater than the existing APG-69 system and adds a synthetic-aperture radar mode for high-resolution ground mapping.”

 

Longbow System
A Joint Venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman manufactures the Longbow system

comprised of a fire control radar, fire-and-forget HELLFIRE® missile, and M299 launcher.

Source #4 - http://www.fas.org/asmp/profiles/notif_db.php?regionin=nesa&ctryin=isr&descin=&date1in=1992&date2in=2005&typein=%

 

From Federation of American Scientists - Congress has been informed of the following pending arms transfers to Israel:

2/19/2001 9 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters, upgrade of 1 Israeli AH-64A to D standard including the longbow radar Foreign Military Sales $500 million
9/25/2000 588-00 8 AH-64D Apache attack helicopters, 10 AN/APG-78 AH-64D Longbow Fire Control Radar, configuration of 70 M272 Hellfire missile launchers to M299 Hellfire missile launchers, spare and repair parts, communications equipment, support equipment, tools and test sets, chaff dispensers, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor technical support and other related elements of logistics support Foreign Military Sales $509M

Source #5 - http://www.lockheedmartin.com/data/assets/3022.pdf

 

The Longbow system is manufactured by a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.  Integrated capabilities enhance Apache’s lethality fourfold.  Longbow makes a major contribution to the war fighting capability of the Apache.  The Longbow system includes fire control radar and the Hellfire Missile.

OSHKOSH TRUCK CORPORATION -

 

Source #1 - http://www.oshkoshtruck.com/

 

Oshkosh Truck Corporation supplies mobility tactical trucks to the Israeli Military.  Contact details: Oshkosh Truck Corp., P.O. Box 2566 , Oshkosh, WI 54903-2566, USA. Tel - +1 920-235-9150.

 

Source #2 http://www.worldpolicy.org/projects/arms/reports/israel.lebanon.FINAL2.pdf

                    (page 3)

 

Recent military sales to Israel include propulsion systems for “fast patrol boats” worth more than $15 million from MTU Detroit Diesel; an $8 million contract to Lockheed Martin for high tech infrared “Navigation and Targeting” capabilities for Israeli jets; and a $145 million deal with Oshkosh Truck Corp to build more than 900 armor kits for Israel’s Medium Tactical Vehicles.

 

Source # 3  -  http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct1999/m10281999_m165-99.html

October 28, 1999 - The Government of Israel has requested a possible sale of 518 M984A1/M985 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTTT) with ancillary equipment, special tools, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications,

contractor technical services and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $117 million…..

These 10-ton HEMMTs will be used for carrying artillery ammunition. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) mission profile requires trucks with a load handling system to load and unload commercial trucks. These commercial trucks are fitted with an interface that enables them to carry palletized load system flatracks. Israel, which already has this truck in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional trucks…..

The prime contractor will be Oshkosh Truck Corp., Oshkosh, Wis. There are no offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Source #4   http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=2050

June 28, 2001 - Oshkosh Truck Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded a $22,071,000 modification to 5-year requirements contract DAAE07-95-C-X057, for 87 Tankers (M978) and services for Israel. The services to be provided are recurring test and development, non-recurring engineering, two engineering inspections in Florida, non-recurring integrated logistical support, and integrated logistical support. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., and completion is expected by Feb. 28, 2002. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a sole source contract initiated on June 26, 1995. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity.

Source #5   http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=1782

May 31, 2000 - Oshkosh Truck Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded a $41,469,407 modification to firm-fixed-price contract DAAE07-95-C-X057, for 235 Heavy Equipment Mobility Tactical Trucks (various units) for Israel. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., and is expected to be completed by Jan. 30, 2001. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a sole source contract initiated on June 26, 1995. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity.

Source #6 - http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct1999/m10281999_m165-99.html

MEMORANDUM FOR CORRESPONDENTS    October 28, 1999

The Government of Israel has requested a possible sale of 518 M984A1/M985 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTTT) with ancillary equipment, special tools, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications, contractor technical services and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $117 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country which has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.

These 10-ton HEMMTs will be used for carrying artillery ammunition. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) mission profile requires trucks with a load handling system to load and unload commercial trucks. These commercial trucks are fitted with an interface that enables them to carry palletized load system flatracks. Israel, which already has this truck in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional trucks.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region.

The prime contractor will be Oshkosh Truck Corp., Oshkosh, Wis. There are no offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Source #7 - http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=746

ARMY

March 22, 1996 - Oshkosh Truck Corporation, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is being awarded a $5,516,928 modification to a firm fixed price contract for 32 M985 Cargo trucks, of the M977 Series of Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTTs), for the country of Israel. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and is expected to be completed by September 30, 1996. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a sole source contract initiated on October 13, 1993. The contracting activity is the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Warren, Michigan (DAAE07-94-C-R086).

Source #8 - http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=571

June 29, 1995 - Oshkosh Truck Corporation, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is being awarded a $10,391,418 modification to a firm fixed price contract for 45 M985 Cargo trucks with winches, 9 M984A1 wreckers and 2 M983 tractors which are part of M977 series of heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks, most of which are for the country of Israel. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 1996. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a sole source contract solicited on October 13, 1993. The contracting activity is the U. S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Warren, Michigan (DAAE07-94-C-R086).

Source #9 - http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=2050

June 28, 2001 Oshkosh Truck Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded a $22,071,000 modification to 5-year requirements contract DAAE07-95-C-X057, for 87 Tankers (M978) and services for Israel. The services to be provided are recurring test and development, non-recurring engineering, two engineering inspections in Florida, non-recurring integrated logistical support, and integrated logistical support. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., and completion is expected by Feb. 28, 2002. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a sole source contract initiated on June 26, 1995. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity.

Source #10 - http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=1782

May 31, 2000 Oshkosh Truck Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded a $41,469,407 modification to firm-fixed-price contract DAAE07-95-C-X057, for 235 Heavy Equipment Mobility Tactical Trucks (various units) for Israel. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., and is expected to be completed by Jan. 30, 2001. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a sole source contract initiated on June 26, 1995. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity.

PETROLEUM HELICOPTER -

 

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/LA.html

 

“Petroleum Helicopter has also done some work for the Israeli military and the Ministry of Defense.”  The company is located in Louisiana.  PHI Common Stock is traded on The NASDAQ National Market System (symbols PHII and PHIIK)

 

PHILLIPS SERVICE INDUSTRIES, INC. (PSI)

 

PSI, headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, is the parent company of Beaver Aerospace.  Beaver precision ballscrews and actuators are used in wing flap actuators for Israeli military aircraft. 

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/MI.html

Bernard Coyne, a manager for Beaver Precision Products, said his company has been doing business with Israel since 1987. “It's a selective market, the defense industry, but it's extremely pleasurable to do business there……They go out of their way to expedite matters. They went out on a limb to help us financially by advance billings.” Coyne also found it easy to make agreements. Instead of going through committees that stall contracts, the Israelis can reach an agreement "over the telephone or with a handshake." ……….“I'll do everything I can to continue doing business in Israel.”

Beaver Aerospace is a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc.

Source #2 http://www.beaver-online.com/51.html?sm=2645

 

Beaver precision ballscrews and actuators are used in wing flap actuators for Israeli military aircraft.  (See listing under military applications.)

 

PIZZA HUT

 

Source #1 – http://worcester.indymedia.org/news/2006/07/3373.php

 

The photo below was taken by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions in the illegal settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev.  Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc, has stores in the settlements.  They are reportedly owned by Alon Israel Oil Company, Ltd.  

 

Pizza Hut...
pizzahut.jpg, image/jpeg, 400x300

 

PRATT AND WHITNEY -

 

Source #1 http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/2005/07/israel-offering-up-to-600m-to-manage-its-f100-jet-engine-fleet/index.php - more

 

Pratt and Whitney provided Israel with nine F100-PW-229 engines and spare parts on June 24, 1997.  Pratt and Whitney is owned by United Technologies.

(See United Technologies for more information.)

 

 

RADA ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES -

 

Source #1 - http://www.rada.com/

 

RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: RADI) announced today that it has received a $725,000 purchase order to provide the Israeli Ministry Of Defense with video cameras. Delivery of cameras will commence in April 2006.

Commenting on the award, Zvi Alon, RADA's V.P. of Business Development said "This is the first order that RADA has received to tanks. We are in the process of exploring additional options to increase our sales into this segment. Revenues as well as new business attributable to RADA's new products are growing according to our ongoing plan. "

 

Rada also makes ground debriefing systems for Israel’s Sufa Jet. (see http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/aircraft/f-16i/F-16I.html)

 

RAYTHEON -

           

Source #1 - www.raytheon.com

 

“Major arms contractor with Israel….."

 

Source #2 http://www.dsca.mil/pressreleases/36-b/2005/Israel_05-10_corrected.pdf

 

University of California Divestment website

 

April 27, 2005 The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has authorized the sale of as many as 100 large bunker-buster bombs to Israel. One expert said the move should serve as a warning to Iranians with nuclear ambitions.   The proposed deal, worth as much as $30 million, would provide Israel with the capability to drop 5,000-pound bombs that can penetrate bunkers and other buried structures. The GBU-28 bombs can be dropped from Israel’s American-made F-15 fighters.  For contractors, see below:

 

April 29, 2005 - Principle contractors for a $30 million contract to provide 100 Guided Bomb Units (GBU-28) that include: BLU-113A/B penetration warhead, WGU-36A/B guidance control unit, FMU-143H/B bomb fuze, and BSG-92/B airfoil group guide.  Also included are: support equipment; testing, spare and repair parts; supply support; publications and technical data, are Raytheon, Ellwood National Forge Company of Irvine, PA, and Kayman Dayron of Orlando, Fla.

 

Source #3 - http://worldpolicy.org/projects/arms/reports/israel050602.html

 

Discussion of Israel’s possession of American weapons, including Raytheon products, and their use on Palestinian civilians. Chart:  US Weapons in the Israeli Arsenal:

 

Missiles

 

AGM 65 Maverick                                               Raytheon                               $17,000-$110,000 (CPU)

AIM 7 Sparrow                                                     Raytheon                               $125,000  (CPU)

AIM 9 Sidewinder                                                Raytheon                               $84,000 (CPU)

AIM 120 B AMRAAM                                       Raytheon                               $386,000 ((CPU)

Patriot                                                                    Raytheon and Lockheed Martin

TOW Missiles                                                      Hughes, which is now owned by Raytheon

 

Source #4 - http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/micro_stories.pl?ACCT=683935&TICK=RTN6&STORY=/www/story/01-19-2004/0002091553&EDATE=Jan+19,+2004

 

Description of the Maverick missile in a Raytheon news release.

 

 

REILLY BENTON COMPANY -

 

Source #1 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/LA.html

 

According to the President of the Reilly Benton Co., Warren Watters, they were extremely satisfied with their business in Israel. Reilly Benton provided the marine insulation for the Israeli warship Saar-5, which was built in Mississippi. "I would love to do more business with them," said Watters, "they are good customers."

 

Source #2 - http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=1184

 

The Saar 5 was involved in attacks on the civilian infrastructure of Lebanon in the Israeli assault on that country of July – August, 2006.  In particular, a Saar 5 was shelling the Beirut International Airport when it was hit by a Hizbollah missile.

“Hizballah Brings out Iranian Silkworm to Hit Israel Navy Corvette

DEBKAfile Exclusive Military Analysis

July 15, 2006

The disaster that overtook one of the Israeli Navy’s state of the art warships, Ahi-Hanit, was thoroughly planned in advance by an enemy which managed to take Israel’s military commanders by surprise. It has shocked Israel’s military to a degree comparable to the profound effect on US forces of al Qaeda’s 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Aden.

The Saar-5 class corvette, with a crew of 61 seamen and a 10-man helicopter crew, was hit Friday, July 17 at 20:15 hours, while shelling Beirut international airport.

REMAX -

 

Source #1 http://remax-capital.com/new/html/aboutUs.php

About Us:

RE/MAX Vision's office is currently located on HaRav Kook Street, just across from Ben Yehuda Street and Zion Square. From this centrally located office, we now have 12 professional agents serving all of Jerusalem's popular neighborhoods, including Rehavia, Talbieh, Old Katamon, Baka, German Colony, Nachlaot, Sha'arei Hesed, City Center, Arnona, Talpiot, Ramot and others.

RE/MAX Capital is located in the attractive Jerusalem neighborhood of French Hill. This office serves the neighborhoods of northern Jerusalem, including French Hill, Ramat Eshkol, Ma'alot Dafna, Pisgat Ze'ev and Ma'ale Adumim.

Source #2 – http://www.fmep.org/settlement_info/stats_data/east_jerusalem_settlements.html

Settlements in East Jerusalem

Name

Population
2003

Population
2002

Population
2000

Area
(dunums)

East Talpiot

12,439

12,591

12,845

1,195

Gilo

27,425

27,569

27,637

2,859

Giv'at Ha-Matos and Har Homa

-

1,125

763

310/2,523

Giv'at Ha-Mivtar

-

2,948

2,912

588

Giv'at Shapira

6,628

6,631

8,193

2,018

Har Ha-Hozvim (industrial zone)

1,246

1,236

-

653

Ma'alot Dafna, Kiryat Arye

3,664

3,617

3,645

380

Neve Ya'akov

20,306

20,250

20,288

1,759

Old City-Jewish Quarter

2,387

2,348

2,279

122

Pisgat Ze'ev

39,747

38,684

36,469

5,467

Ramat Eshkol

3,123

3,046

2,917

397

Ramat Shlomo

13,390

12,822

11,348

1,126

Ramot Allon

39,380

38,992

37,934

4,979

Sanhedriyya Ha-Murhevet

4,144

4,994

5,018

378

Total

-

175,617

172,248

24,754


Source: The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, Statistical Yearbook of Jerusalem, 2003.

Source #2 -

Excerpt from letter by Fadi Kiblawi to REMAX –

First, legal implications arise from the location of RE/MAX’s Jerusalem office.  The French Hill “neighborhood” was one of the first settlements built by Israel after occupying the West Bank in 1967.  In other words, this office is not located inside Israel’s internationally-recognized borders, but rather in territory that the international community and legal code unanimously (with the exception of Israel) recognize as illegally occupied.  The land on which this settlement, and your office, is located originally belonged to the Palestinian villages of Lifta and Shu’fat.

Second, legal implications arise from the “neighborhoods” that your Jerusalem office serves.  All of these listed settlements are, similarly, illegal as defined by the international community and legal code, and constructed on stolen Palestinian land.  For example, Ramat Eshkol was built on 837 acres of land taken from their Palestinian owners in 1968.  Likewise, Ma’a lot Dafna was built on 98 acres of land taken from their Palestinian owners in 1973.

A more thorough search of RE/MAX’s website yields further illegalities.  Listed properties are located in additional illegal settlements and occupied lands, including Morasha, the Old City, Ramat Eshkol, and Ramot.

RIDGE INDUSTRIES -

Source #1 - http://www.ridge-inc.com/about.html

 

“In 2004 Ridge acquired the assets of Electro Design Manufacturing of Decatur, AL, an internationally recognized manufacturer of TOW 2 Missile Launchers and upgrade kits. These upgrade kits are sold worldwide to users of the TOW missile system, to allow them to fire all versions of the TOW missile. Ridge now has the ability to build and test, both electronically and environmentally, the Digital Missile Guidance set for the launchers. We also maintain the ability to fully integrate and test all components of the launch system including the NIGHT VISION capability.”

 

Source #2 - Federation of American Scientists

 

Electro Design Manufacturing produces missile launchers for the TOW missile system.  On June 27, 2002, Congress was notified that Israel planned to purchase

2,030 tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided TOW 2A missiles (including 30 lot acceptance missiles), publications and logistics support, and other related elements of logistics support

Foreign Military Sales

$80 million

 

Ridge Industries began in 1959, when D.J. Yeager formed Ridge Instrument. In 1984, Tim Yeager purchased the assets of the Huntsville branch, reincorporating as Ridge Instruments Company. Since 1985, Ridge has obtained over 700 contracts with the Department of Defense, supporting various missile systems such as TOW, Hawk, Maverick, Patriot, Hellfire and Longbow with the production of various assemblies.


In 2004, Ridge became Ridge Industries, expanding its capabilities by acquiring Electro Design Manufacturing, a recognized manufacturer of TOW 2 Missile Launchers and upgrade kits. Simultaneously, Ridge acquired Technical Systems Inc., which increased its capability to produce electronic, cable, and electromechanical assemblies, as well as wave-soldered multilayer circuit card assemblies.

Source #3 - http://www.army.mil/fact_files_site/tow/index.html

 

“The TOW missile system also includes a thermal sight that provides a capability for ... Hughs and Kollsman (night sights); Electro Design Mfg. (launchers)”

 

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL

 

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/IA.html

 

“Many Iowa-based companies have also discovered the benefits of trade with Israel, including giants like Rockwell International….Rockwell's Cedar Rapids offices have long been selling military and civilian products to Israel. Currently, for example, Israel's military is buying navigation and communications equipment. Rockwell also subcontracts some of its defense work to Israeli companies.”

 

SDC INTERNATIONAL   -

Source #1 - http://www.highbeam.com/library/docfree.asp?DOCID=1G1:99819505&ctrlInfo=Round20%3AMode20e%3ADocG%3AResult&ao=

 

SDC International (OTC:SDCN) and its operating subsidiary, Czech Republic heavy-duty truck manufacturer, TATRA, a.s., today announced that its joint venture with Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) and STV, known as the American Truck Company, has been selected as the preferred bidder by the Ministry of Defense of Israel (IMOD) to supply the Israeli Defense Forces with 315 Medium Tactical Trucks and associated support. The anticipated value of this order is in excess of $50 million. The announcement follows the conclusion of a nearly two year competition between the TATRA designed truck and trucks offered by American competitors Oshkosh and Stewart & Stevenson. The competition included extensive testing of the vehicles and an  evaluation of each competitor's after market support capabilities. The joint venture will immediately begin work with IMOD to finalize contract details.

 

SILICON GRAPHICS INC. – (SGI)

 

Source #1 - http://www.hoise.com/primeur/00/articles/monthly/AE-PR-05-00-44.html

SGI to deliver Real-World Visual System for Israeli Air Force F-15 flight simulator

Mountain View 24 Apr 00 - Lockheed Martin has awarded SGI a contract to develop and install a turnkey visual system solution for the Israeli Air Force F-15 Flight and System Trainer.The system will be comprised of the commercial, off-the-shelf Silicon Graphics Onyx2 graphics supercomputer with the next-generation InfiniteReality3graphics subsystem from SGI, MultiGen-Paradigm's Vega runtime software and the SEOS PRODAS HiView display.

 

With the new F-15 visual system powered by SGI, the Israelis will be able to train in real time at "fast jet speeds" utilizing a completely realistic geo-specific and photo-specific virtual environment. This environment is developed using satellite-derived, photographic images of the region where pilots wish to train. Current Israeli simulators support geo-typical databases that do not use photo-realistic imagery of an actual geographic region. The new F-15 simulator is scheduled to be ready for training in March 2001.

Under the contract, SGI will act as the prime contractor for the turnkey visual system. Major partners will be SEOS Displays Ltd. and MultiGen-Paradigm. This partial dome display, utilizing 10 projectors, provides a field of view of 210 degrees horizontal by 100 degrees vertical. The trainer will also allow training using night vision goggles and sensors. Delivery, installation, program management and support will be provided through the SGI Global Professional Services organization.

 

The Israeli Ministry of Defense awarded Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Akron, a business unit of Lockheed Martin, a contract to deliver the Flight and System Trainer (FST) for F-15 pilot training. Lockheed Martin selected SGI to provide the visual system. Lockheed Martin's F-15 FST will include two high-fidelity cockpits-the F-15I and F-15AUP-for training pilots in all aircraft operations. It will include a photo-specific database of Israel and a robust tactical environment that will be programmable from the instructor-operator station. Accompanying the tactical environment is a synthetic environment that simulates atmospheric conditions to inject even more realism into a mission.

 

With the unique capabilities of the SGI image generator, the F-15 simulator can operate at full combat speeds, often at low altitude, while producing extremely realistic high-resolution images.

 

Source #2 http://www.f-16.net/news_article1448.html

 

SGI also provides technology for night vision goggle training for F-16 pilots through a high fidelity night vision goggle simulation system.  It is not known whether F-16 training will be included in SGI’s most recent contract with Israel

 

Source #3 http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc-in/artread.pl?direction=Current&articlenumber=101659

 

11/30/01- Mountain View, CA -- SGI announced the completion of the first installation phase for an SGI(TM) Onyx(R) 3800 visualization system, the largest graphics supercomputer in Israel, located at BVR Systems in Rosh-Ha'Ayin. The $2.7 million SGI(TM) system will be used for the development and production of a highly advanced full-mission flight simulator, which will simulate the operation of a two-seat F-16 fighter aircraft.

 

Source #4 http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc-bin/artread.pl?direction=Current&articlenumber=19981

CAE USA Selects SGI ONYX 3400 Vis Sys For Israeli Simulator

04/27/01

Mountain View, CA -- SGI Tuesday announced that CAE USA has selected the SGI(tm) Onyx 3400 high-performance graphics system to serve as the image generator for the Israeli Air Force's UH-60/CH-53 Helicopter Aircrew Weapon Systems Trainer (HAWST).

A 24-processor SGI Onyx 3400 system with six graphics pipelines will drive the state-of-the-art HAWST, which features roll-in/roll-out cockpits to provide the Israeli Air Force with the ability to train both UH-60 and CH-53 crews in the simulator. When one cockpit is in use in the HAWST, the other cockpit can be operated in parallel as a flight-training device. The simulator will be delivered and ready for training in early 2004.

"We are proud to collaborate with CAE in delivering one of the world's most advanced helicopter simulators to the Israeli Air Force," said John Burwell, senior director, government industry, SGI. "CAE has a first-class reputation as a premier provider of a wide variety of state-of-the-art flight, tactics and full-mission simulators for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft, from fighters and helicopters to transport and patrol aircraft."

 

SMITHS GROUP (UK) -

Source #1 - http://www.icahduk.org/divestment/companiestodivest.html

 

The Smiths Group supplies missile triggering systems for Apache helicopters supplied to the IDF. Such missiles are frequently used against Palestinians in crowded residential areas. 

 

Source#2  -http://www.aviationtoday.com/cgi/rw/show_mag.cgi?pub=rw&mon=1000&file=10defenseup.htm

 

Smiths Industries Aerospace and the Israeli Air Force (IAF) have successfully completed flight tests on an integrated Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) and Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) on a CH-53D helicopter. The IAF eventually plans to install the HUMS/GPWS integrated system into its CH-53 and UH-60 helicopter fleets. The project indicates how modern military avionics systems can be expanded to add substantially more capability to existing architectures. Smiths Industries added only two circuit cards to its baseline cockpit voice recorder/flight data recorder, along with the associated wiring and sensors.

TADIRAN SPECTRALINK (ELISRA GROUP) -

Source #1 - http://defence-data.com/paris2003/pagep185.htm

 

Under a recently awarded contract, worth approximately $18 million Tadiran Spectralink Ltd, a member of the Elisra Group, will supply a new satellite communications system to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

 

Under this project, named "Seventh Heaven," Tadiran Spectralink and its American partner, Global Communications Inc (GSI) of Hauppauge, New York, will furnish the IDF Signal Corps with equipment and facilities for the global communications backbone for all branches of the IDF Ground Forces.

 

The system, which consists of an undisclosed number of fixed earth stations, flyaway stations, and mobile stations installed on HMMWV vehicles, will provide for transmission of various types of information (telephony, video, and data) at high rates and different bandwidths.

 

TADIRAN COMMUNICATIONS, LTD., TALLA-TECH, AND TALLA-COM -

Source #1 - http://www.talla-tech.com/about/

 

Tallahassee Technologies, Inc. (Talla-Tech) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Talla-Com, Tallahassee Communications Industries, Incorporated (Talla-Com) both of which are located in Tallahassee, Florida. Both companies are owned by Tadiran Communications, Ltd. which is based in Israel. The companies and are leaders in the design, development and production of military, industrial and commercial communications equipment, rugged military computers and rugged personal digital assistants.

 

TEREX -

 

Source #1 - http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2004_Jan_7/ai_111918129

 

Terex Announces Its American Truck Company Subsidiary Has Signed an Agreement Worth $54 Million to Supply 302 Trucks

WESTPORT, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--01/07/2004--Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) today announced that its joint venture, American Truck Company (ATC), of which Terex is a two-thirds owner, has been awarded and entered into a contract with the U.S. Army Tank-armaments and Automotive Command (TACOM) to supply the Ministry of Defense of Israel (IMOD) with 302 medium tactical trucks and associated logistics support. The trucks are being supplied to Israel by the United States under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program. The initial value of this order is approximately $54 million before options. IMOD also has options to purchase an additional 243 trucks for value in excess of $40 million. The announcement follows the conclusion of a lengthy competition between ATC and other U.S. military truck manufacturers that included extended testing of vehicles and an evaluation of after-market support capabilities, as well as lengthy formal discussions with TACOM and IMOD to finalize the contract details.

The procurement includes a combination of cargo carriers (some with material handling cranes) incorporating ATC's high mobility 12.5 metric ton payload 6x6 tactical vehicles. Additionally, ATC will provide extensive driver and maintenance training, in-country service and spare parts. Delivery of trucks and training materials will be performed over the next    12-14 months.

ATC trucks are based on the proprietary design developed and tested over many years by Terex's subsidiary, Tatra a.s., and features a "central backbone" chassis design with an all-wheel drive suspension that can be configured as 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, and even 12x12.

"First, it is important to mention that Terex is both proud and grateful for this opportunity to supply one of the military's most discriminating customers with our trucks and services," commented Ronald M. DeFeo, Terex's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

 

Source #2 -http://www.fas.org/asmp/profiles/notif_db.php?regionin=nesa&ctryin=isr&descin=&date1in=1992&date2in=2005&typein=%

 

Congress was notified of the following in pending arms transfers:

Israel

9/3/2003

03-31

256 American Truck Company (ATC) 6x6 High Mobility Medium Tactical (HMMT) trucks without cranes, 49 ATC 6x6 High Mobility Medium Tactical (HMMT) trucks with cranes, 10 ATC 6x6 HMMT driver training trucks, associated support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications, personnel training and training equipment, technical assistance, contractor technical and logistics personnel services and other related elements of program support

 

Source #3 -http://www.highbeam.com/library/docfree.asp?DOCID=1G1:99819505&ctrlInfo=Round20%3AMode20e%3ADocG%3AResult&ao=

 

SDC International (OTC:SDCN) and its operating subsidiary, Czech Republic heavy-duty truck manufacturer, TATRA, a.s., today announced that its joint venture with Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) and STV, known as the American Truck Company, has been selected as the preferred bidder by the Ministry of Defense of Israel (IMOD) to supply the Israeli Defense Forces with 315 Medium Tactical Trucks and associated support. The anticipated value of this order is in excess of $50 million. The announcement follows the conclusion of a nearly two year competition between the TATRA designed truck and trucks offered by American competitors Oshkosh and Stewart & Stevenson. The competition included extensive testing of the vehicles and an evaluation of each competitor's after market support capabilities. The joint venture will immediately begin work with IMOD to finalize contract details.
 

Source # 4 - http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/issues/2003/Jan/Israel_Proceeds.htm

 

The following article, written before American Truck Company won the competition, suggests that the contract outlined above is just the first in a series of transactions between Terex and Israel that could involve up to 1,000 trucks, purchased over several years in increments of about 300 per year with a total value of $200 million. 

January 2003

Israel Proceeds With Medium-Truck Competition 

by Sandra I. Erwin

Israel’s Ministry of Defense is expected to announce the winner of a medium-truck competition in late February or March.

Three U.S. truck manufacturers—Stewart & Stevenson, Oshkosh Truck and American Truck Co.—are competing for the award, anticipated to be worth up to $200 million. The acquisition is managed by the U.S. Defense Security and Cooperation Agency, under the Foreign Military Sales program.

Industry sources said the contract could involve up to 1,000 trucks, purchased over several years in increments of about 300 per year. The specification is for a truck with a payload capacity of 7.7-metric tons. By comparison, the larger variant of U.S. Army’s medium truck, the FMTV, is about 4.5 metric tons.

The Israeli defense forces currently operate trucks that are at least 25-30 years old. Many of the vehicles date back to the 1950s.

The contractors already submitted their bids and are waiting for the Israeli MOD to conduct “site surveys” of the manufacturers’ facilities. 

 

Source # 5 - http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2003_April_9/ai_99819461

Terex Announces American Truck Company Joint Venture Selected as the Preferred Bidder by the Ministry of Defense of Israel

The procurement includes a combination of cargo carriers (some with material handling cranes) incorporating ATC's high mobility 11.5 metric ton payload 6x6 tactical vehicles. Additionally, ATC would provide extensive driver and maintenance training, in-country service and spare parts. Delivery of trucks and training materials would be performed over the next 18-24 months.”

 

Source # 6 - Terex purchased a controlling interest in Czech Truck manufacturer TATRA in 2004.   During the time that Terex maintained that controlling interest (until 2006), TATRA trucks were selected by Israel as the designated vehicle for mounting the Atmos artillery system.  The Atmos artillery system weighs 22,000kg. The system is transportable in a C-130 Hercules medium transport aircraft and does not require heavy equipment transporters in order to be relocated over long distances.  "The Atmos artillery system is available with 155mm 39, 45 and 52 calibre barrels."  Atmos began trials with the Israeli Defence Force in 2006 and the Israel Defence Force (IDF) is expected to place an order for an initial 18 systems by the end of 2006…..

ATMOS 2000 - MOUNTED ON TATRA 6X6 TRUCK A high mobility Tatra 6x6 truck has been selected for the first production Atmos 2000 artillery

systems. The maximum road speed is 80km/h and the range is 1,000km. The V-12 diesel engine is rated at 315hp at 2,200rpm. The ten-speed transmission has power-assisted mechanical gear shifting.”

Atmos 2000 155mm Self-Propelled Artillery System

The Atmos system is mounted on a high mobility Tatra 6x6 truck which has a maximum road speed of 80km/h.
 

The Atmos system is mounted on a high mobility Tatra 6x6 truck which has a maximum road speed of 80km/h.

Source # 7 -   http://www.tatraworld.nl/tatra_worldnew_newspage.htm

SDC buys Tatra. Official! Terex to get 40.61 %

 

PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 28, 2001 SDC International (SDC) (OTC Bulletin Board: SDCN) today announced that it has completed and closed its acquisition of the Czech Republic's specialty-truck manufacturing company, Tatra, a.s., an internationally recognized manufacturer of on/off road heavy duty vehicles for commercial and military applications….

 

SDC, which acquired 91.61% of Tatra from the Czech government, retains a controlling majority of 51% and has agreed to sell the remaining 40.61% of the outstanding Tatra shares to Terex  Corporation (NYSE:TEX - news), a strategic shareholder of SDC.
 

Source #8 - http://www.terex.com/main.php?obj=content&action=VIEW&id=about_history&nav=content&cancel_login

2003: Terex acquires controlling interest in TATRA, manufacturer of on/off-road heavy-duty Vehicles for commercial and military applications.  From Terex Website:

 

Source # 9 - Radio Prague – January 29, 2004 - http://www.radio.cz/en/article/49986

 

Tatra was acquired by US company Terex, which took over the shares from financial investor SDC International. Tatra expects to increase output again in 2004, thanks to new orders from Israel as well as traditional markets such as Russia and India.

Source # 10 – http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2006/07/27/terex_corp_to_sell_tatra_stake?mode=PF

Terex Corp. to sell Tatra stake

July 27, 2006

PRAGUE, Czech Republic --U.S. company Terex Corporation said Thursday it planned to sell its majority stake in Tatra AS, a Czech truck maker of heavy duty vehicles for commercial and military use.  TEREX's chairman and CEO Ronald DeFeo said in a statement that the company agreed to sell Tatra to a group of private equity investors, including both Americans and Czechs familiar with Tatra's operations.  "We view the Tatra commercial and military truck

business as a noncore operation and have been reviewing our alternatives with respect to this business," DeFeo said.  He said that the transaction was expected to be completed "in the third quarter of 2006."  Terex, based in Westport, Connecticut, owns an 80.51 percent share in the company located in the town of Koprivnice, 340 kilometers (210 miles) east of Prague, since 2003.  In 2005, Tatra sold 1,053 vehicles, an 11 percent increase to 2004, the Czech company

said. Some 71 percent of them were exported, mostly to Russia, Slovakia and Hungary, it said. 

Source #11  - http://www.unitedcivilians.nl/documents/docs/Report_Dutch_economic_links_with_the_Israeli_occupation.pdf

Riwal is a Dutch company involved in the illegal construction of the wall in occupied Palestinian territory.  According to a report by the Profundo Research organization, commissioned by a Dutch NGO, “Riwal is renting mobile cranes which are used in building the Israeli separation wall in the occupied West Bank.”

 

Source #12 - http://www.herzliyaconference.org/Eng/_Uploads/1591Executive_Summary_part2.pdf

 

Cranes rented to Israelis for building the separation wall include Terex-Demag cranes.

“ ‘Riwal (Israel)’ is the Israeli branch of the worldwide Rival Company, and represents the Dutch parent company, considered as one of Europe’s leading companies in the field of solution for aerial work. “Riwal (Israel)” also represents Hovago, one of the world’s ten largest crane companies. In addition, ‘Riwal (Israel)’ is the representative of JLG, the world's leading producer of aerial work platforms, and Terex-Demag – crane manufacturers. ‘Riwal (Israel)’ is prepared to offer complete solutions and

full support on worksites including the supply and operation of cranes, scissor lifts and other mechanical equipment ‘Riwal (Israel)’ supplies the construction, general, security and energy industries with varied solutions at the very highest of standards.”

 
Source #13
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/SC.html

Terex Cranes has had over “30 years of historically good relations” selling construction cranes and lifts to Israel, said Terex’s Government Project Manager Jeff Blacker. Comasco Ltd. is Terex’s distributor and “are excellent representatives for us,” according to Blacker. The market in Israel is large for these products and Terex sales have been around $1 million per year. Blacker said that Comasco has helped make it easier to do business in Israel than many other countries.

Source #14 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/SC.html

Terex owns Amida Industries in South Carolina.  According to the Jewish Virtual Library, “Since about 1993, Amida Industries has been exporting mobile floodlight towers used by the Israeli army and air force. Their first experience in Israel was “working with the power companies there and because everything is so integrated between the government, municipalities and military, and done on a project by project basis, business grew,” said International Sales Coordinator Regina Lark. Amida has had a local agent based in Israel for about 7 or 8 years. He provides sales support as well as training classes, technical and manual support, helps with warranty procedures and anything else needed to be done in Hebrew. Lark said that “having somebody in the country is a big plus.” The process of quoting, designing, working with the engineers, doing research, dealing with the Israeli Economic Mission in New York and corresponding with everyone else involved in negotiations takes more than a year. In addition, the actual manufacturing of the specially designed product takes 6-8 months. Despite the long procedure, Amida has been extremely successful in their business interactions with Israel and signed some very large contracts.”

Source #15 -   http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2004_Jan_7/ai_111918129

Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer based in Westport, Connecticut, with 2002 revenues of $2.8 billion. Terex is involved in a broad range of construction, infrastructure, recycling and mining-related capital equipment under the brand names of Advance, American, Amida, Atlas, Bartell, Bendini, Benford, Bid-Well, B.L. Pegson, Canica, Cedarapids, Cifali, CMI, Coleman Engineering, Comedil, CPV, Demag, Fermec, Finlay, Franna, Fuchs, Genie, Grayhound, Hi-Ranger, Italmacchine, Jaques, Johnson-Ross, Koehring, Lectra Haul, Load King, Lorain, Marklift, Matbro, Morrison, Muller, O&K, Payhauler, Peiner, Powerscreen, PPM, Re-Tech, RO, Royer, Schaeff, Simplicity, Square Shooter, Telelect, Terex, and Unit Rig. Terex offers a complete line of financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information on Terex can be found at www.terex.com.
 

Source #16 http://www.macraesbluebook.com/Search/company.cfm?company=302395

 

From McRae’s Blue Book web site:

 

Terex Amida Industries

PO Box 3147
Rock Hill, SC , 29732-3147  
Phone: 803-324-3011
FAX: 803-366-1101
Toll Free Phone: 800-433-3026
Website: www.terexlight.com
E-Mail: sales@amida.com
Business Activity: Distributor / Exporter
Unionized Company
Products Description: Telescoping light towers for construction, mining

 

UNILEVER -

Source #1 –  “Report on Dutch Economic Links with the Israeli Occupation”, available by contacting lambrecht.wessels@icco.nl, or in Dutch language at www.unitedcivilians.nl.

 

“Unilever has a majority interest in Beigel & Beigel that produces pretzels in the Barkan industrial zone in the occupied West Bank. Approximately 120 people work at Beigel & Beigel, among them 45 percent Palestinians. Unilever is investigating as to whether it is profitable to move the factory out of occupied territory.”

 

Source #2 - http://www.shomron.org.il/Index.asp?ArticleID=1729&CategoryID=308&Page=1)."
 
This site is in Hebrew.  However, an Israeli friend of the Interfaith Peace Initiative has examined the site and shared the following information on Feb. 20, 2007:  "Beigel & Beigel are still listed in the (updated this month) online factories list of Barkan I.Z. near Ariel in the WB.  (Shomron Regional Council website http://www.shomron.org.il/Index.asp?ArticleID=1729&CategoryID=308&Page=1)"

 

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES -

Source #1 - http://www.helis.com/news/2001/h60il.htm

 

Thursday, February 1, 2001:

(Hilis.com Helicopter History Site)

 

Sikorsky to Build 24 More BLACK HAWK Helicopters for Israel

STRATFORD, Conn., USA ( Sikorsky Press Release ) - Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is being awarded a $211.8 million contract for 24 BLACK HAWK helicopters to serve the Israeli Air Force.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is being awarded a $211.8 million contract for 24 BLACK HAWK helicopters to serve the Israeli Air Force. Deliveries of the aircraft will take place in 2002. The new S-70A BLACK HAWK aircraft are being built under a Foreign Military Sale agreement between the U.S. Army and Israeli Air Force. In 1998, Sikorsky manufactured 15 BLACK HAWK aircraft for Israel, which also operates a fleet of former U.S. Army BLACK HAWK helicopters, as well as Sikorsky CH-53 heavy-lift aircraft.

"Our company's relationship of more than 40 years with Israel is a source of pride," said Sikorsky President Dean Borgman. "We are grateful that the Israeli Government has shown its confidence in the world’s toughest military helicopter." In the past, Israel has flown Sikorsky S-55 and S-58 helicopters.

 

Source #2 -  http://www.palestineinformation.org/divestment.htm

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, sells Israel U.S. armaments used to destroy Palestinian cities and perform political assassinations of Palestinian civilians from the sky.  Sold 15 Blackhawk helicopters to Israel in 1997, has contracts for 25 helicopters in 2002.  Major arms contractor with Israel.  "Our company's relationship of more than 40 years with Israel is a source of pride," said Sikorsky President Dean Borgman in a February 1, 2001 press release while announcing his firm was awarded a $211.8 million contract with the Israeli Air Force. –

 

Source #3 - www.utc.com

Sold 15 Blackhawk helicopters to Israel in 1997, has contracts for 25 helicopters in 2002.  Major arms contractor with Israel.  From www.utc.com (University of California Divestment Campaign website) for a complete list, visit www.ucdivest.org

Source #4 - http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/1203-07.htm

 

'We're Air Force Pilots, not Mafia. We Don't Take Revenge'
Israel's F-16 and Black Hawk refuseniks say why they could not obey illegal orders and kill innocent Palestinians
by Chris McGreal in Tel Aviv

 

For two months, a rebel group of Israeli Black Hawk helicopter and F-16 fighter pilots has been denounced as traitors for saying they will no longer bomb Palestinian cities.

 

Until now they have maintained a resolute silence on their motives, preferring to limit their criticism of Ariel Sharon's war to a letter signed by 27 reserve and active duty pilots refusing to carry out what they described as illegal orders, and denouncing the occupation as eating at the moral fabric of Israel.

 

Now, having been thrown out of the air force, they are talking publicly about what brought members of the most revered branch of the Israeli military to make an unprecedented challenge to the handling of the conflict with the Palestinians.

 

"I served more than seven years as a pilot," said Captain Alon R, who, like all the younger pilots, hopes to return to combat flying and so declines to use his full name in order to retain his security clearance. "In the beginning, we were pilots who believed our country would do all it could to achieve peace. We believed in the purity of our arms and that we did all we could to prevent unnecessary loss of life.

 

"Somewhere in the last few years it became harder and harder to believe that is the case."

 

The line was crossed for most of the pilots with the dropping of the one-tonne bomb last year on the home of a Hamas military leader, Salah Shehade, killing him and 14 of his family, mostly children.

Source #5 - http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/2005/07/israel-offering-up-to-600m-to-manage-its-f100-jet-engine-fleet/index.php - more

 

The DSCA has notified Congress that the Government of Israel wishes to contract for a fleet management program. This will cover U.S. Government and contractor management and logistics support of Israeli Air Force F-15 and F-16A/B Pratt and Whitney F-100 model engines, and accompanying spares, technical and logistics support, documentation and training. The estimated cost if all options are exercised is $600 million.

 

The Israel fleet management program for U. S. Government management and contractor support consists of spare parts forecasting, inventory management, and maintenance prioritization to ensure 95% flying hour capability for the existing Israeli Air Force (IAF) fleet of 202 Pratt and Whitney F-100 engines in support of both F-15 and F-16 fleet aircraft for a period of ten (10) years.  Contractor support will include, but not be limited to, management, maintenance, support, overhaul, repair, testing, spare and repair parts, support equipment, engineering and technical support, training and other related elements of program support of F-100-PW-100DPI engines installed in IAF F-15 Fighter aircraft and F100-PW-200DPI engines installed in IAF F-16A/B fighter aircraft for a period of ten years.

These defense articles and services are requested to help Israel to maintain its qualitative edge by supporting its existing systems, promoting Israeli readiness and self-sufficiency, and standardizing weapon system operability with U.S. forces.  Israel is the largest owner of F-16 aircraft outside the US Air Force, and has collaborated with the USA on elements of the aircraft's ongoing development.

The prime contractor will be F100 engine manufacturer Pratt and Whitney of East Hartford, CT. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale, and implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of 2 U.S. Government and 12 contractor representatives for 10 years to Israel.

 

Source #6 http://www.fas.org/asmp/profiles/notif_db.php?regionin=nesa&ctryin=isr&descin=&date1in=1992&date2in=2005&typein=%

 

July 21, 2005 – a $600 million contract for a fleet management program for U.S. Government and contractor management and logistics support of Israeli Air Force F-15 and F-16A/B Pratt and Whitney F-100 model engines, spare and repair parts, support equipment, etc. 

 

Source #7 http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/aircraft/f-16i/F-16I.html

 

“The Sufa is powered by the Pratt and Whitney F100-PE-229 Improved Performance Engine. The aircraft is designed for gross takeoff gross weight of 23,582 kilograms (52,000 lbs), which means it can haul more weaponry than the F-16. The weapons engineer, sitting behind the pilot, "flies the bombs" down to the targets once they are released.”

 

VALERO MARKETING AND SUPPLY AND COMPANY -

Source #1 - http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/2004/ct20041124.html

 

Valero Marketing and Supply Company, San Antonio, Texas, is being awarded a $103,331,200 fixed price with economic price adjustment type contract for fuel for the government of Israel. Performance completion date is expected to be December 31, 2005. Contract funds will expire at end of current fiscal year. There were eight proposals solicited and two responded. The contracting activity is the Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va. (SP0600-05-D-0453).

 

Source #2 - http://www.valero.com/Investor+Relations/News+Releases+-+Financial

 

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio, with approximately 22,000 employees and annual revenue of more than $80 billion. The company owns and operates 18 refineries throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.3 million barrels per day, making it the largest refiner in North America.

 

VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT

 

Source #1 - http://finance.google.com/finance?q=Veolia+Transportation%2C+Inc.&hl=en

 

Veolia Environnement owns Connex, which is developing a light rail system to connect Jerusalem to the settlements on occupied land.  (See CONNEX)

 

Source #2 - http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article6076.shtml
 
This week, ASN Bank, a Dutch bank based in The Hague,1 announced that it would end its relationship with Veolia Transport, and all companies that benefit from Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory.

Since it first announced its intentions to become involved in an Israeli project to build a light rail / tramline system, to be constructed in occupied East Jerusalem, Veolia Transport, a French multi-national corporation, faced a lot of criticism from all over the world. The tramline aims to connect the illegally-constructed settlements in East Jerusalem with towns and cities in Israel.2

ASN Bank is rooted in ethical principles, which it explains as follows:
"As an ethical bank, ASN Bank does not only apply financial criteria when selecting its investments, but also takes account of environmental and social criteria; the latter include Human Rights criteria. The UN resolutions are an important guide for ASN Bank in the practical interpretation of these Human Rights criteria."3
The Bank once refused to deal with companies that were linked in any way with apartheid South Africa. To encourage ASN Bank to withdraw its money from Veolia, concerned individuals with an account at ASN Bank joined forces with Dutch, Palestinian, Israeli and international organisations.

 

VOLVO

 

Sources 1-3 - (http://www.palsolidarity.org/main/2007/04/11/hebron-demolition-video/   and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UHAcun3qaU and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md_CDzN7ZVA

 

Volvo profits from use of its equipment in home demolitions, building of illegal settlements, the annexation wall and the construction of segregated roadways in the West Bank.   In powerful video taken by witnesses to these events, Volvo and Caterpillar share equally in the demolition of Palestinian property. 

 

Source #4 -  Divestment Committee Contacts with Peace Groups in Israel

 

Through Israeli friends we have verified that Mayer Cars and Trucks in Israel is a major provider of construction equipment and heavy trucks used by contractors in the building of the separation wall and the demolition of homes.  We have also confirmed that Mayer is the sole distributor of Volvo construction equipment and heavy trucks in Israel.  In fact, all the brands distributed by Mayer …White, Autocar and Volvo are under the Volvo umbrella.  (http://media.vgr.cmt.framfab.se/volvo/VOLVO-D080CE69-41BF-11D4-9D99-0000F806C5EF/lastv98.pdf)  We know that Israel has been a major market for Volvo since at least 1998 and that its plant in Scotland has supplied Israel with tank transporters. 

 

We have also confirmed that Volvo equipment is used in the following ways:

 

 

Source #5 - http://www.waronwant.org/?lid=12671

 

In addition to their use in the demolition of Palestinian homes and farms, the bulldozers supplied by Caterpillar, Volvo and Daewoo have been used in Israel’s construction of its Separation Wall.  The use of machinery supplied by Volvo, Daewoo and Caterpillar in the construction of the Separation Wall and the demolition of Palestinian homes implicates those companies in Israel’s illegal activities.

 

Contact: Tony Helsham, President,Volvo Construction Equipment, Clayton Road, Birchwood, Warrington, Cheshire WA3 6PH

 

Source #6 http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=10554

 

Finally Caterpillar isn’t the only construction company involved in house demolitions. Though their operations are particularly egregious – given that they supply the Israeli Army with military equipment – we saw Volvo, Daewoo and JCB bulldozers or cranes being used, on a contractual basis, in the construction of the Separation Wall…. And if Volvo, Daewoo and JCB’s management don’t know that their bulldozers are being used in violation of international law, they cannot have spent even half a day in the Occupied Territories. In any case, they all know now.

 

Source #7 -  Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions photo of home demolition at Hajj. 

 

Volvo bulldozer destroying a Palestinian home in the West Bank village of Hajja

on December 6, 2006.

 

Source 8 - Photos taken at the site of Agricultural demolition in Al Funduq, 22nd Nov '06


Agricultural Demolition, Al Funduq, 22nd nov '06 – CAT and Volvo shown 

 

Source #9 - House Demolition Photos, Al Funduq, 22.11.06 - Caterpillar & Volvo equipment demolishing house in Al Funduq, West Bank






- Caterpillar & Volvo equipment demolishing house in Al Funduq, West Bank

 

Source #10 - http://www.iwps-pal.org/en/articles/article.php?id=993

Monday, December 04, 2006                                      House Demolitions in the West Bank
by Jane Smith
12/4/06

As we arrived in the village of Al Funduq, central West bank, the aftermath of the first house demolition was evident. A family stood on a pile of rubble silenced and shocked. The second house demolition was just beginning, with the Caterpillar and Volvo bulldozers ripping into the top floor of the nearly completed house. As we approached four Palestinian men ran forward from behind the line of soldiers and entered their house. I was deeply moved by their courage. The soldiers grabbed the men out of the house, holding one in a tight neck lock, and handcuffed two of them throughout the demolition. Within an hour the future home was nothing but a pile of rubble. The family was powerless in this situation, and could only watch as years of labour and money was obliterated by the Israeli army. Caterpillar and Volvo are profiting from this family's grief.

The bulldozers turned around and headed off in the direction of the village. By this time we were joined by five more internationals. We walked ahead so as to be able to get to the site of the third demolition before the bulldozers arrived. Not surprisingly the Israeli army was already surrounding the building. It was a big agricultural structure, where livestock lived. Money had clearly been invested and no doubt many mouths were dependent on the income. One end of the building was already under demolition as I helped the family salvage a few things.

Without pause the bulldozers and army headed off to the site of the fourth demolition, in the nearby village of Hajja. ….The predictable happened. The army would not wait for the papers and the demolition started. It took two hours to rip this multi-storied building apart.

….The final house demolition was by far the worst. It was extremely traumatic for the family involved. The soldiers tried to prevent internationals passing, pointing their guns at us.
It was unclear which of the two houses the bulldozers were aiming for. Outside the first house there were several women, gathering up their young children, petrified…..
I will never forgot the agony of that family. ….

As the demolition was happening, the soldiers began firing rubber bullets into a group of predominantly women and children, stood outside their house, watching what was happening.

There were so many outrageous things that day. But this indiscriminate shooting is where I felt my anger boiling. One soldier had his gun aimed at the women. I shouted with as much power as I had left, but with complete clarity, to stop. He looked at me. We held each others eyes for what felt like an eternity. He did not shoot. I am utterly aware the only reason I can do this and for it to work is because of inherent and deep deep racism. Fortunately there are still situations where this international privilege is working.

Three people went to Qalqiliya hospital, seven to local clinics to be treated for rubber bullet injuries and shock.

A young man sobbed, tears racking his body as he sat on a pile of rubble that was his family's future.

The reason for any of this? A brutal, racist illegal Occupation.

If you want the reason according to the Israeli army, Palestinians dared to build on their own land, in their own village without the permission of Israel.

The virtual impossibility of getting building permits is another story all together.

Jane Smith is a member of the International Women's Peace Service ( www.iwps-pal.org) in the West Bank, Palestine. IWPS is a solidarity group which documents as well as intervenes in human rights abuses. On 22nd November they were called to some house demolitions in the villages of Al Funduq & Hajja.
 

See Photograph of Volvo bulldozer at Hajja on the following page.

 

 

Photograph of Volvo machinery destroying Palestinian home at Hajja                    December 6, 2006

 

Courtesy, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

Hajj is in the northwest area of the West Bank in the governate of Qalqilya.  For maps and more information on Hajja and the confiscation of land taking place there, please see the following report prepared by the Land Research Council and published by the European Union:

Source #11 http://www.poica.org/editor/case_studies/view.php?recordID=881

The information at this web site describes the process of land confiscation that resulted in  the demolition at Hajj pictured above.  Maps of the area and an explanation of the wall route in the Hajj vicinity are also provided.

 

Source #12 - http://www.icahd.org/icahdukdev/eng/news.asp?menu=5&submenu=1&site=UK&item=417

 

Volvo Bulldozer demolishing a Palestinian home

 

Volvo bulldozer demolishing home at A-Tur near the A-Zaim checkpoint and Terminal crossing, just above the Eastern Ringroad as it comes in to the tunnel from Maale Adumim.                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Source # 13 - http://www.icahd.org/icahdukdev/eng/news.asp?menu=5&submenu=1&site=UK&item=417

 

Home Demolitions Continue Apace
ICAHD
Tuesday, March 06, 2007

 

 


Home demolitions are taking place NOW in A-Tur near the A-Zaim checkpoint and Maavar Zeitim (Terminal crossing), just above the Eastern Ringroad as it comes in to the tunnel from Maale Adumim. The home is a 2-story building.

We expect there to be more than one demolition today: near the current demolition site is the A-Ghalia family home which we anticipate will also be smashed, very near homes recently demolished next to the tunnel road. Attached are photographs from the demolition there a few weeks ago of a neighbouring home.

We will be glad if diplomats who have never witnessed a demolition will find time to go and see more families made homeless and forced to live in tents in this weather while the humanitarian crisis caused by demolition increases.

Israel has demolished over 18,000 homes in the OPT since 1967 and although people build without licences, they only do so because licences are virtually impossible to obtain and exorbitantly expensive (tens of thousands of dollars). Over half of East Jerusalem is zoned as "open green space" and 34% is zoned for Jewish settlers. East Jerusalem landowners pay rates and taxes, and yet receive almost no services from the municipality, except the omnipresent bulldozers. Significantly, the army ceased punitive home demolitions two years ago as it found them counter-productive - i.e. they are increasing the chances of attacks and stoking the fire of hatred.

18,000 buildings represents probably over 200,000 Palestinians made homeless over 40 years in a slow, relentless policy of deliberate displacement and "judaisation" of East Jerusalem and Area C of the West Bank. This is a humanitarian crisis far outreaching earthquakes or mudslides which hit the headlines.

And the world looks on. This is not news, it is cliche and history. We will be lucky if we can get any media or press to attend. The statistics will go out in our next report. And the world looks on.

For further details: Meir Margalit (0544 345 503)


Back to the News Index

 

 

Source #14 – Reuters photo below

Demolition of Palestine homes 2007

Using Volvo to steal Palestine land

Using Volvo to steal Palestine land.

A Volvo bulldozer demolishes a Palestinian home in the village of Sur Bahir, on the edge of Jerusalem, March 14, 2007.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Total funding is more than 4 billion US dollars per year.

Photo: REUTERS/Mahfouz Abu Turk

Photo from Reuters/Mahfouz Abu Turk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source #15 - www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmintdev/114/114ii.pdf

 

House of Commons International Development Committee:

 Development Assistance and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

 Fourth Report of Session 2006-07

Volume II

Oral and written evidence

Ordered by The House of Commons to be printed 24 January 2007

 

The following is one of numerous reports by eyewitnesses with the International Solidarity movement and other organizations recording what is happening on the ground in the Occupied Territories.  With restrictions on press access in many of these areas, their reports have become an important link to the daily realities of Israel’s occupation.  Last names are not given since many of these people are still in the region.

 

THE SHADOW OF BETHLEHEM

By Tom

22 March 2006

 

Unable to enter the al-Walaja village, I waited for close to an hour at the Har Gill’o turnoff until I could hear the sounds of two giant earthmovers, courtesy of Volvo and the Israeli government. The police refused to respond to questions, but a young soldier told me that a “military activity” was just finishing, but he had no idea what that activity was. He threatened to arrest me if I try to make my way past the blockade, so I waited, along with villagers and international press, until he allowed us to walk through. He and the others in green and blue, on horseback and jeeps, laughed as they ate their lunch on the

hoods of their vehicles, oblivious to the villagers watching them. Ironically, the road sign to the illegal settlement of Har Gill’o boasts of accommodation and a lookout because of the stunning view: a view that the family of Hadr Mahmoud Mohammed Rabah no longer enjoy.

 

I walked the narrow road into the village, following the Volvo tracks and the ground up pavement, not in need of any directions. I spoke with two teenagers just released from handcuffs by the police. They were obviously devastated, but at least not injured like their friend, who took a blow to the head from a soldier’s club.

 

The Rabah family, including eight children, are now homeless, after the Volvo earth-movers tore through the back of their dwelling while family members scrambled desperately to remove furniture and other items.  Another home nearby was also leveled, two more examples of an ugly Israeli tradition that occurs on average two to three times each month. A teacher in Bethlehem, Hadr Rabah tells me that the village is very united against the Occupation, so there is no shortage of people offering to take in family members temporarily at least.  When I asked why the earthmovers left the front of the home intact, his reply was “they were afraid of the electric”.

 

It’s not hard to see why Israel desires this land that overlooks Jerusalem and a couple of illegal settlements that used to be parts of Beit Jala and Walaja. As one neighbour -himself in receipt of a destruction order-said, “This land is beautiful, so Israel needs it”. Another neighbour explained that the Israeli government “needs to have the ground without the people”. In the distance towards Jerusalem, I could see the zoo, complete with giraffes wandering in their pen. After a couple weeks in Hebron, listening to Tel Rumeida settlers refer to Palestinians as pigs, dogs, and animals, I couldn’t help but see the parallel: The Israeli government sees the West Bank as their zoo for Palestinians, complete with walls, fences and gates. . .except they would rather you did not visit. I realize the comparison is primitive and unflattering, but I think it reflects the unwillingness of Israel to see the Palestinian people as teachers, doctors, shop-owners, students, mothers and sons.

 

 I stood with the Rabah family as they explained how Israeli officials had been out repeatedly to photograph and survey the area around their home and many others in al-Walaja. I felt awful, but was encouraged to take pictures to record and report the flattened home and the young people sifting through the rubble for household goods.

 

Another local teacher added her thoughts about the effects on young children when they witness such events at a young age. She told me that it is very difficult for the children of Walaja to sit in their classes and focus on education while there is such upheaval in the community at the hands of the occupying authorities. “Imagine what a two-year old will grow up like”. Why is not the entire village crowded around the ruins, embracing the family? “It happens so often. If they stand here now, will that change things? People still have to go to school and to work. If I stand here until 12:00 tomorrow, will it be any different?”

 

When homes in al-Walaja are destroyed, it often means olive and orange trees fall as well, but what is left standing is defiance.

  

The full report of the Committee is available at: www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmintdev/114/114ii.pdf

 

Source #16 http://www.exim.gov/article.cfm/B1B2B24E-1032-5B0F-B7F9EC2B10328A52/

 

According to this source, Volvo has sold its heavy trucks directly to an Israeli company involved with settlement construction in the occupied territories.  Such trucks are also used in home demolitions and the building of the separation wall built on occupied Palestinian land.  For photos of these trucks, see Sources #18 and #19.  The document below describes a sale to a major construction company in Israel for ultimate use in Guatemala.  Trucks matching this description have also been seen at the site of home and agricultural demolitions in Israel and we have contacted Volvo Trucks North America to learn about other sales to Israeli construction firms.

 

(See Export-Import Bank document below.)

News | Board Minutes | 1998

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES
MEETING OF THE LOAN COMMITTEE SUMMARY OF MINUTES
APRIL 17, 1998
 
 
ITEM NO: 1.
Country:       Israel                        Policy No.:  MTA-188359
Request For:   Commitment 
Policy Type:   Single Sale/Single Shipment   
Coverage Type/Term: Comprehensive/MT
Insured:       The Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY 
Buyer/Obligor: Solel Boneh International, Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel
Guarantor:     None
End-User:      Solel Boneh International, Ltd., Guatemala City, Guatemala
Exporter:      Volvo Trucks of North America, Inc., Greensboro, NC
Supplier:      Volvo Trucks of North America, Inc., Greensboro, NC
Product:       Six (6) Volvo/GM Autocar Dump Trucks
Eximbank Liability (MILLIONS) USD0 - USD1
Loan Committee Decision: APPROVED

 

Source #17 – Photo of Volvo truck at site of home demolition 

March 11, 2003 – Home demolition  in West Bank with dump truck matching

Volvo/GM Autocar trucks exported to Israel from Volvo factory in North Carolina

Photo credit: Abby Okrent

 

Source #18Photo of Volvo Autocar truck supplied by Volvo Trucks North America

This matches the trucks sold by Volvo to Israel through the Export Import Bank in Source #7.

 

This is an autocar truck.

 

Source #19 – Photos of GM Autocar Model trucks  (see Source #7)

This truck has 3 panels in 2 rows across the back like the one pictured in the home demolition above.  Raised pillars at back corners match exactly.  This is a model of an autocar truck manufactured by Volvo.

Source #20 http://www.vtjp.org/background/wallreport2.htm

Truck believed to be a Mack Truck leaving the scene of destroyed Greenhouses.  Mack is owned by Volvo.

Fayez Altanib stands before his destroyed greenhouses next to the wall near Irtah. (Darren Ell)

 

 

Source #21 – Photo of Mack truck matching the photo above.

Mack truck from the side 

 

Source #22 – Photo of Mack truck from the back, showing four panels across as in the photo at Source #20

2001 MACK CL713 - TRI-AXLE DUMP – 4 panels in the back as in photo of truck leaving scene of agricultural demolitions..

 

Source #23 - http://www.cathnews.com/news/607/60.php

Pax Christi raps profiteers in Palestinian occupation

   | Catholic News | July 12, 2006

The international Catholic peace movement, Pax Christi, has joined a British campaign against major companies whose businesses provide support for Israel's occupation of Palestine.  The Universe reports that Pax Christi has backed a report from campaigns group War on Want which has highlighted the role of international companies like Tesco, Connex and Volvo in Israel's occupation of Palestine.

The report, Profiting from the Occupation, details the extent of the humanitarian crisis currently facing Palestinians as a result of Israel's intensified operations against them, and examines the role which companies have played in supporting the occupation.

The report finds that train operator Connex is constructing a light rail system which will link illegal settlements in occupied East Jerusalem to the Israeli side of the city, slicing across occupied Palestinian territory and threatening any final agreement on the status of the city.

UK supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsburys and Waitrose stock wines, snacks and other goods which are produced in illegal settlements in the Occupied West Bank and Golan Heights but sold as "Made in Israel." Construction companies such as Caterpillar, Volvo and Daewoo supply bulldozers which are used by the Israeli army in the construction of its illegal separation wall, as well as in the demolition of Palestinian homes.

War on Want points out that Israel's actions have been identified as war crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, as well as being in contravention of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

"At such a crucial time when we are seeing the cycle of violence escalate in Gaza, political and economic contact in support of the occupation is going to be seen as adding to the problems," said Pat Gaffney, general secretary of Pax Christi.  "All with links to Israel and Palestine need to look to the consequences of their actions."

Fr Claude Mostowik, convenor of NSW Pax Christi, has backed the comments from his UK counterpart and called for a worldwide boycott of companies profiting from Israeli's action in the occupied territory.  "There should be a worldwide boycott on these companies profiting in Palestine," he told CathNews. "But we should remember there is a chain of companies profiting in other places of conflict, such as in Iraq."  "We can't have peace with justice whilst war is profitable," he added.

Louise Richards, chief executive of War on Want, said: "Aiding and abetting a crime is itself a crime when it comes to individuals, but corporations are free to make money out of extreme violations of international law."

Some of the UK companies mentioned in the report, such as Volvo, Connex, Daewoo and Caterpillar, also operate in Australia.                                                    Pax Christi Criticises Firms Backing Israel Occupation of Palestine (The Universe 11/7/06)

 

WHITE MICROELECTRONICS   -

Source #1 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/states/AZ.html

 

White Microelectronics of Arizona is a manufacturer of memory and micro-processing products that are used [by Israel] in defense oriented programs and telecommunications.

 

 

YUM BRANDS INC. -

 

Yum Brands owns Pizza Hut. 

 

Source #1 – http://worcester.indymedia.org/news/2006/07/3373.php

 

The photo below was taken by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions in the illegal settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev.  Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc, has stores in the settlements.  They are reportedly owned by Alon Israel Oil Company, Ltd. 

 

Pizza Hut...
pizzahut.jpg, image/jpeg, 400x300

Source #2 - http://www.alon.co.il/indexenglish.html

 

The website for Alon Oil Company states that it owns Pizza Hut franchises.

“The company also operates retail fast food outlets like Segafredo cafes (50% owned), Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises in Israel (100%).  http://www.alon.co.il/indexenglish.html”

 

Since the Alon connection to Pizza Huts in the settlements has not been confirmed, Alon has not been included as a separate company of concern in this list.  More research is needed.

 

 

 

COMPANIES THAT PROVIDE MILITARY SUPPORT TO ISRAEL:

 

ACE AVIATION SERVICES has supplied spare ordinance parts to the Israeli Ministry of Defense for more than eight years.

 

AEROSPACE CONTROLS CORPORATION sells aircraft actuators, which move control surfaces on the aircraft to Israeli aircraft carriers.

 

ALLIANT TECH SYSTEMS  is engaged with an Israeli company in the production of rubber-coated bullets.  Such bullets are frequently used against Palestinians as well as Israeli and international peace activists engaged in peaceful demonstrations to protest Israel's confiscation of Palestinian land in the occupied territories.  Rubber bullets often blind, disfigure or sometimes kill those who are hit by them.  Alliant is also engaged in other contracts that support the Israeli military.

AMERICAN TECHNICAL CERAMICS sells electronic components called capacitators, which are used in radios, cellular systems, radar satellites and other high frequency communications devices, to Israel as part of the U.S. government's Federal Military Financing Program.

 

AMERICAN TRUCK COMPANY, A DIVISION OF TEREX, currently possesses a $65 million dollar contract with Israel to provide tactical trucks and associated equipment, spare and repair parts to the Israeli Army. 

 

AMIDA INDUSTRIES of South Carolina has been exporting mobile floodlight towers used by the Israeli Army and Air Force.

 

ANNISTON WINDUSTRIAL has supplied Israel with military items such as replacement parts, pumps, and water valves for the past five years through the U.S. Department of Defense.

 

AVIATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP has a joint strategic agreement with Israel Aircraft Industries for the design, development, and manufacture of a new combat training jet, called the Javeline AJT (Advanced Jet Trainer).

 

BACOU-DALLOZ has a division, Lase-R Shield, which sells laser safety eyewear to the Israeli Ministry of Defense.

 

BAE SYSTEMS manufactures a number of parts for Israeli F-16 fighter aircraft, which have been used against Palestinian civilians. These include navigation systems, HUDs (Head-Up Displays) and heat dissipaters.

 

BEAVER AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE, A DIVISION OF PHILLIPS SERVICE INDUSTRIES INC. produces precision ballscrews and actuators used in wing flap actuators for Israeli military aircraft. 

 

BOEING has been a major supplier of the F-15 Eagle and the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter to Israel.  These aircraft have been used to attack Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, resulting in many civilian casualties.   Boeing makes missile systems, F-15 software, Apache Helicopters, and Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM), a guided air-to-surface weapon.

 

BOSTON SYSTEMATICS, a software development firm, has Foreign Military Sales contracts with Israel.

 

CEMEN TECH of Indianola, Indiana, was chosen by the Israeli Air Force to design a rapid runway repair system.

 

CIRCLE SEAL CORPORATION has been supplying Israel with electro mechanical motion switches, which are used in motion detecting bombs and other military hardware, for the past 15 years. 

 

CLEAN EARTH TECHNOLOGIES is partnered with Elisra Electronic  Systems LTD of Israel to upgrade the datalinks on up to 20,000 AGM-65 Maverick missiles.

 

CONCO INC. sells ammunition containers to the Israeli military.

 

CONTROP's electro optical scanning radar (Spider) is part of the observation system used in Israel’s separation wall.  Controp is based in Israel but has a subsidiary, Controp USA Inc., in New York State and an office in Washington, DC.

 

DATA DEVICE CORPORATION supplies electronic systems that help fly Apache attack helicopters, used by the IDF against Palestinians.

 

DETROIT DIESEL has a $14 million contract for the export to Israel of technical data and defense services to upgrade 62 M106A2 self-propelled 107mm Mortars to the M1064A3 configuration.

 

EAGLE PITCHER of Missouri has been selling high performance batteries for 15 years to the Israeli Air Force and space programs.

 

ELBIT SYSTEMS is an Israeli company that makes the head-up display (HUD), helmet display, mission computer, presentation computer and digital map, elevators, ailerons, fuselage stabilizers, and doors. Its subsidiary group Soltam produces cannons, artillery, mortars, and ammunition.

 

ELISA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS makes components for the new Sufa F-16 Israeli Air Force Jet, including a defense suit against radar locking, as well as radar-guided and heat-seeking missiles.

 

ELISRA GROUP subsidiary Tadiran Spectralink and its American partner, Global Communications Inc (GSI) of Hauppauge, New York, will furnish the IDF Signal Corps with equipment and facilities for the global communications backbone for all branches of the IDF Ground Forces.

 

ELLWOOD NATIONAL FORGE COMPANY is a principle contractor in a $30 million dollar Bush administration deal to sell as many as 100 GBU-28 "bunker-buster" bombs to Israel.

 

EMC2, of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, handles disk storage for mission critical data storage, and sells to the Israeli Defense Ministry.

 

FABRIQUE NATIONALE holds a $1 million contract for 472 M240 7.62mm caliber machine guns and supporting equipment for the Israeli Armed Forces. M240s are produced in the United States by the US division of Fabrique Nationale (FN USA), a Belgian Company with historically deep ties to US arms procurement.

 

FMC CORPORATION produces M1064A3 mortars.  Israeli military is upgrading its old mortars to this configuration. The US Defense Department announced a $14 million contract for the export to Israel of technical data and defense services to upgrade sixty-two (62) M106A2 self-propelled 107mm Mortars to the M1064A3 configuration.  Presumably this would involve FMC.

 

FORTUNE INDUSTRIES of Texas has supplied Israel’s government with items including aerospace and military specification fasteners used to hold together parts on airplanes, missiles and ground support equipment.

 

GENERAL DYNAMICS Land Systems in the USA manufactures the GD 883 diesel engine for Israel’s Merkava 4 battle tanks.  It has supplied about 1,000 M60A3 Main Battle Tanks to Israel.  These tanks are frequently used against Palestinians in the occupied territories.  It also produces equipment used on the F16 Fighting Falcon Jets sold to Israel.    

 

GENERAL ELECTRIC supplied the propulsion system for Israel's AH-64 Apache Assault Helicopter, which is used in Israeli attacks on Palestinian towns. It also possesses contracts with Israel to sell engines for a variety of military aircraft. In addition, GE possesses several Israeli service contracts for engineering support and testing to resolve readiness problems, maintain performance, redesign low reliability parts, and to forecast hardware wear-out rates.

 

GENERAL MOTORS sells military vehicles to Israel. The Israeli military buys products from GM's Hughes Electronics subsidiary.

 

GLOBECOMM SYSTEMS INC (GSI) (New York), in partnership with Tadiran Spectralink of the Elisra Group (Israel), has a contract to supply the IDF with equipment and facilities for communication between all branches of the IDF ground forces.  The system includes mobile stations installed on HMMWV vehicles.  These vehicles are used by the IDF in the occupied territories.   

 

HICKLIN ENGINEERING of Iowa has sold Israel equipment used to test transmissions in military vehicles.

 

HONEYWELL has a contract for the manufacture, assembly, and repair of the H-764G Inertial Navigation System for various fixed wing and rotary aircraft used by the Israeli Defense Forces.  These aircraft have been used in the illegal assassinations of hundreds of Palestinians, with frequent civilian casualties. 

 

INROB TECH LTD is a certified supplier to the Israeli Air Force. It specializes in the planning and manufacturing of advanced wireless and remote control systems. In January it announced that it had delivered a remote control system for operating a Hummer HMMWV jeep to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and expects to deliver more in the near future. These remote controlled vehicles are used for border operations, including “cleaning and clearing.”

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ITT AEROSPACE CONTROLS sold military radios to the Israel Defense Forces. Its President and General Manager, Dr. Marvin Sambur, has said he looks forward to doing more business in Israel in the future.

 

ITT INDUSTRIES provides the Israeli Defense Forces with intensifier tubes for night vision goggles and battlefield communication radios.  Night vision goggles are used by pilots, co-pilots and crew of fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, especially helicopter crews. Battlefield communication radios allow the military to communicate with troops over a secure channel. This is precisely the kind of equipment used in military operations in the occupied territories.

 

KAYMAN DAYRON is a principle contractor in a $30 million dollar Bush administration deal to sell as many as 100 GBU-28 "bunker-buster" bombs to Israel.

 

KECO INDUSTRIES INC. of Kentucky has been selling air-conditioning units to the Israeli Air Force for 20 years.

 

LASE-R SHIELD, A DIVISION OF BACOU-DALLOZ, sells laser safety eyewear to the Israeli Ministry of Defense. It can be used for military purposes. 

 

LITTON SYSTEMS has been supplying the Israeli military and law enforcement agencies night vision equipment for more than 20 years.

 

LOCKHEED MARTIN is the single biggest overseas supplier for the Israeli armaments industry.  It has received at least $4.4 billion since 1995 for supplying arms, including missile systems and fighter planes, to Israel and has many ongoing contracts, including manufacturing F-16I fighter bombers used by the IDF against Palestinians.  Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control in Orlando, Florida produces the Hellfire missile system for Apache attack helicopters used by Israel against Palestinians. 

 

M & W ZANDER was awarded a $31,676,996 firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of military facilities within Israel, on May 18, 2004.

 

MAGNAVOX sells defense communications equipment to Israel.

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS sells aircraft to the Israeli Air Force. The company won a major contract to supply the Israeli Air Force with its next generation of fighters. The deal, to produce 21 F-15I Eagles-a version of the U.S. Air Force's F-15E, is worth $2 billion.”

MOTOROLA has a $90-million contract to provide the Israeli army with an advanced "Mountain Rose" cell phone communications system.  Its wholly owned subsidiary in Israel has a contract to develop encrypted wireless communications for military use, which includes use in the occupied territories.  Mobile cellular telephone antennas on the roofs of vehicles will allow the antennas to be moved from one place to another in order to let troops use their encrypted phone lines.   

 

NAPCO INTERNATIONAL sells components for Israeli military vehicles, such as tanks and armored personnel carriers.  These vehicles have been used against civilians in the occupied territories.

  

NORTHROP GRUMMAN collaborates with Lockheed Martin in producing the Israeli F-16I Sufa (‘Storm') aircraft by providing the AN/APG-68 (V)9 multimode radar that adds a synthetic-aperture radar mode for high-resolution ground mapping.   The F-16I is a heavily modified two seat version of the U.S. Air Force's F-16D Block 50/52-series fighter and 102 were ordered by Israel in 1997.   In partnership with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman also produces the Longbow System which when installed in the Apache helicopter greatly enhances the Apache’s lethality.  The Longbow system includes fire control radar and the Hellfire Missile.  Apache Longbow attack helicopters have been sold to Israel.   

 

OSHKOSH TRUCK CORPORATION supplies mobility tactical trucks to the Israeli Military. 

 

PETROLEUM HELICOPTER  (PHIL, PHIK) has done work for the Israeli military and the Ministry of Defense.  The company is located in Louisiana.  PHI Common Stock is traded on NASDAQ (symbols PHII and PHIIK)

 

PHILLIPS SERVICE INDUSTRIES INC. (PSI), headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, is the parent company of Beaver Aerospace.  Beaver precision ballscrews and actuators are used in wing flap actuators for Israeli military aircraft. 

PRATT AND WHITNEY is owned by United Technologies (see below). The company provided Israel with nine F100-PW-229 engines and spare parts in 1997.

 

RADA ELECTRONICS provided the Israeli Ministry of Defense with video cameras used in tanks. Rada also makes ground debriefing systems for Israel’s Sufa Jet.

 

RAYTHEON is a major arms contractor to the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces).  It supplies Patriot, Sparrow, Sidewinder, TOW and Maverick missiles.  The Maverick is a precision, air-to-ground missile that is used against small mobile and hard targets.  Missiles are frequently used against Palestinians in crowded residential areas such as refugee camps. 

 

REILLY BENTON provided the marine insulation for the Israeli warship Saar-5, which was built in Mississippi.

 

RIDGE INDUSTRIES in 2004 acquired the assets of Electro Design Manufacturing of Decatur, AL, an internationally recognized manufacturer of TOW 2 Missile Launchers and upgrade kits. In 2002 Israel purchased 2,030 TOW2 missiles from the United States. Ridge is the primary supplier of TOW support.

 

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL sells navigation and communications equipment to Israel’s military.

 

SDC INTERNATIONAL is in a joint venture with Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) and STV, known as the American Truck Company, to supply the Israeli Defense Forces with 315 Medium Tactical Trucks and associated support.

 

SILICON GRAPHICS (SGI) has a contract to provide Israeli Air Force F-15 pilots with visual system training.   SGI’s system will also allow training using night vision goggles and sensors. Delivery, installation, program management and support will be provided through the SGI Global Professional Services organization.

 

SMITHS GROUP (UK) supplies missile triggering systems for Apache helicopters supplied to the IDF. Such missiles are frequently used against Palestinians in crowded residential areas. 

 

TADIRAN SPECTRALINK (ELISRA GROUP) and its American partner, Global Communications Inc (GSI) of Hauppauge, New York, will furnish the IDF Signal Corps with equipment and facilities for the global communications backbone for all branches of the IDF Ground Forces.

 

TADIRAN COMMUNICATIONS LTD owns Tallahassee Communications Industries in Florida. Tadiran possesses an $18 million contract to supply a new satellite communications system to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).Under this project, named "Seventh Heaven," Tadiran Spectralink and its American partner, Global Communications Inc (GSI) of Hauppauge, New York, will furnish the IDF Signal Corps with equipment and facilities for the global communications backbone for all branches of the IDF Ground Forces.

 

TEREX announced in January, 2004, that its American Truck Company subsidiary has signed an agreement worth $54 million to supply 302 medium tactical trucks and associated logistics support to the Israeli army.   

 

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES sold 15 Sikorsky UH-60L Blackhawk helicopters to Israel in 1997.  These Blackhawk helicopters have been used in Israeli attacks on Palestinian refugee camps and villages in which many civilians have been killed. Additional contracts for 25 helicopters were awarded in 2002.  On February 1, 2001, Sikorsky announced a $211.8 million contract with the Israeli Air Force.   

 

According to Air Force Technology website, “Israel, with the world's largest F-16 fleet outside the USAF, has ordered 110 F-16I aircraft, of which the first was delivered in December 2003. These aircraft have Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engines…”  F-16I fighter bombers have been used by the IDF against Palestinians. 

 

VALERO MARKETING was awarded a $103,331,200 contract to supply fuel to the government of Israel.  Fuel is used for armored personnel vehicles, aircraft, and other military applications. 

 

WHITE MICROELECTRONICS is a manufacturer of memory and micro-processing products that are used by Israel in defense oriented programs and telecommunications.

 

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COMPANIES THAT SUPPORT

THE SEPARATION WALL OR THE SETTLEMENTS:

 

 

ALSTROM, a French company, has a contract to build and operate Jerusalem’s light rail system connecting Jerusalem with illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank

 

CATERPILLAR supplies armored bulldozers, specially adapted for the demolition of houses, to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).  The IDF uses them to destroy Palestinian homes, orchards and olive groves in the Occupied Territories.  The majority of demolitions are carried out by the IDF to clear Palestinian land for illegal Israeli settlement or road building.  The bulldozers are now also being used to clear land for the building of the Wall or “Separation Barrier,” which is being built miles inside the West Bank and involves the confiscation of many Palestinian homes, farms, and water resources.  More information is available at the Stop Caterpillar website, www.catdestroyshomes.org/ 

 

CEMENT ROADSTONE HOLDINGS (CRH) is an Ireland based multinational.  CRH benefits from a monopoly on cement production within Israel through its 25% holding in the Israeli group Mashav Initiating and Development Ltd., which is the holding company for Nesher Cement, Israel’s sole producer of cement.  CRH has admitted that “in all probability” its cement is being used in the construction of the Separation Wall inside the West Bank, which the International Court of Justice has ruled illegal.

 

CONTROP's electro optical scanning radar (Spider) is part of the observation system used in Israel’s separation wall.  Controp is based in Israel but has a subsidiary, Controp USA Inc., in New York State and an office in Washington, DC.

 

CONNEX is the central partner in a new $500 million light rail system designed to link Jerusalem to the illegal settlements of the occupied West Bank

 

DAEWOO INTERNATIONAL knowingly sells bulldozers and jackhammers to independent contractors who use it to destroy Palestinian homes in the occupied territories.

 

DETEKTION provides electronic surveillance equipment for use in the Israel's separation barrier being built on Palestinian land in the West Bank near Jerusalem.  This section of the barrier cuts off 55,000 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem from the city where many of them were born.  It will bring at least 30,000 illegal Jewish settlers from the West Bank into Jerusalem's municipal boundaries.  It extends to the Jordan Valley, effectively cutting the West Bank in half. 

 

FIAT-HITACHI equipment has been used to demolish Palestinian homes in the West Bank. 

 

INROB TECH LTD has completed the sale of its first remotely controlled Caterpillar D9 bulldozer to Israel. These remote controlled vehicles are used for border operations, including “cleaning and clearing,” which opens the way for the building of the Separation Wall.

JCB, a British firm, manufactures equipment used in the construction of Israel’s Separation Wall, built on Palestinian land and ruled illegal by the International Court of Justice.

 

KOMATSU machines are being used to build new settlements in the occupied territories. 

 

LIMA HOLDING BV, a Dutch company which operates in Israel under the Riwal brand name, provides mobile cranes for putting into place the up to 9-metres high concrete elements that make up the Wall. 

MAGAL SECURITY SYSTEMS is an Israeli company that is providing security equipment for building the separation wall. 

 

REMAX is selling property in East Jerusalem and the West Bank that has been illegally confiscated from Palestinians.  ReMax aggressively markets the sale of such properties in Israel and abroad.  

 

VOLVO bulldozers have reportedly been used in Israel’s construction of the Separation Wall, which is on Palestinian land and has been declared illegal by the International Court of Justice.

Volvo has also sold its heavy trucks directly to Israel.  Heavy trucks are used in the building of illegal settlements and the separation wall built on occupied Palestinian land.

 

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COMPANIES WITH OPERATIONS ON OCCUPIED LAND:

ABIR TEXTILE INDUSTRIES is located in the Barkan Industrial Zone on occupied territory in the West Bank.

 

ACE HARDWARE has stores in West Bank settlements on illegally occupied Palestinian land.

 

AHAVA AND AHAVA USA manufacture products made with ingredients from the Dead Sea.  They violate US customs rules by declaring that their products are “Made in Israel” when they are really made in the occupied Palestinian territories in the settlement area of Mitzpe Shalem.

 

ALSTROM, a French company, has a contract to build and operate Jerusalem’s light rail system connecting Jerusalem with illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank

 

BLOCKBUSTER has kiosks in illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land.

 

CARMEL AGREXCO (www.agrexco.com) is a 75% Israeli state owned company dealing with 70% of the exports of settler fresh produce from the West Bank.

 

CONNEX is the central partner in a new $500 million light rail system designed to link Jerusalem to the illegal settlements of the occupied West Bank

 

DOMINO’S PIZZA has at least one franchise in the occupied territories in the French Hill section of East Jerusalem. 

 

EDEN SPRINGS, LTD. is located in the Katzrin industrial zone on the occupied Golan Heights. It bottles water from the Golan Heights "Avel Salukia" spring, which belongs to Syria. 

 

FIRST DERIVATIVE TRADERS has R&D operations in the illegally occupied town of Efrat.

 

INTEL CORPORATION has a large manufacturing facility in Kiryat Gat, built on the ruins of a former Arab Village which was taken by Israel from its inhabitants after the 1949 armistice agreement and in violation of that agreement.  Many of the owners of this land live in refugee camps, awaiting the return assured them in UN Resolution 194. 

 

KETER GROUP has a subsidiary, Lipski Plastic Industries Ltd., located in the Barkan Industrial Zone on occupied Palestinian land.

 

PIZZA HUT, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc, has stores in the settlements.  They are reportedly owned by Alon Israel Oil Company, Ltd.

REMAX has an office in occupied East Jerusalem, from which it is selling property in East Jerusalem and the West Bank that has been illegally confiscated from Palestinians.  ReMax aggressively markets the sale of such properties in Israel and abroad.  

 

YUM BRANDS INC. subsidiary Pizza Hut has stores in illegal settlements in the West Bank.

 

 

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STOCK EXCHANGES AND SYMBOLS FOR COMPANIES THAT PROFIT FROM THE OCCUPATION :

 


 

AB Volvo (ADR)

  (NASDAQ:VOLV)

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc.

  (TSE:ACE.B)

Alliant Techsystems Inc.

  (NYSE:ATK)

American Technical Ceramics

  (AMEX:AMK)

Bacou-Dalloz

  (EPA:DAL)

BAE Systems plc

  (LON:BA.)

Blockbuster Inc.

  (NYSE:BBI)

Boeing Company, The

  (NYSE:BA)

Caterpillar Inc.

  (NYSE:CAT)

Cement Roadstone Holdings

  (NYSE: CRH)

 

Daewoo International

 (SEO:047050)

Domino's Pizza, Inc.

  (NYSE:DPZ)

Eden Springs (Mayanot Eden Ltd.)

  (TLV:MEYD)

Elbit Systems Ltd. (ADR)

  (NASDAQ:ESLT)

FMC Corporation

  (NYSE:FMC)

Fortune Industries, Inc.

  (AMEX:FFI)

General Dynamics

  (NYSE:GD) 

General Electric Company

  (NYSE:GE)

 

General Motors Corporation

  (NYSE:GM)

Honeywell International Inc.

  (NYSE:HON)

ITT Corporation

  (NYSE:ITT)

Komatsu Ltd. (ADR)

  (OTC:KMTUY)

Lockheed Martin Corporation

  (NYSE:LMT)

Magal Security Systems Ltd.

  (NASDAQ:MAGS)

Motorola, Inc.

  (NYSE:MOT)

Northrop Grumman Corporation

  (NYSE:NOC)

Oshkosh Truck Corporation

  (NYSE:OSK)

Petroleum Helicopter (PHI Inc.)

  (NASDAQ:PHII, PHIIK)

RADA Electronic Ind. Ltd.

  (NASDAQ:RADI)

Raytheon Company

  (NYSE:RTN)

SDC International

  (PINK:SDCN)

Silicon Graphics

 (NASDAQ:SGIC)

Smiths Group plc

  (LON:SMIN)

Tadiran Communications Limited

  (TLV:TDCM)

Terex Corporation

  (NYSE:TEX)

Unilever

  (UL, UN, UNA, ULVR)

United Technologies Corporation

  (NYSE:UTX)

Valero Energy Corp.

  (NYSE:VLO)

Veolia Environnement (ADR)

 (NYSE:VE) 

Volvo (AB Volvo) (ADR)

  (NASDAQ:VOLV)

Yum! Brands, Inc.

  (NYSE:YUM)

 

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