Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Corporate Watch book - Targeting Israeli Apartheid: a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Handbook

Taking its cue from the unified Palestinian call for Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, Targeting Israeli
Apartheid examines the Israeli economy and details the Israeli and
international companies complicit in Israeli state repression. Based
on original research in Palestine, the book shows how these companies
can be targeted and provides the international BDS movement with the
information necessary to bring the Palestinian struggle to the
doorsteps of those who profit from Israeli apartheid.

The rationale for this book is simple: information for action. The
book begins by examining the Israeli economy industry by industry and
suggesting where the movement should focus its campaigning energy in
order to be most effective. Part two contains five in-depth
geographical case studies. The final section looks at how campaigners
can bring the fight home to the UK.

Targeting Israeli Apartheid picks out Barclays Bank as the British
bank with the most substantial investments in Israeli companies as
well as companies with branches in Israeli settlements. The book goes
on to examine the investments of several British universities and UK
pension funds revealing investments in companies based in Israeli
settlements and arms companies supplying weapons to the Israeli state.
Finally, the book shows how charities registered in the UK donate to
the Israeli army and settlements.

“Targeting Israeli Apartheid is the guide many of us in the
movement have been waiting for. This forensic, clear and systematic
account details the where, who, how and why of the flows of capital
and contracts which enable the colonisation of Palestine to continue."
- Ewa Jasiewicz - Coordinator of the Free Gaza movement

Click here to order a copy of Targeting Israeli Apartheid: a Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions Handbook


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