Corporate Watch has just published a new, comprehensive booklet for those who are partcipating in the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement. Titled "Targeting Israeli Apartheid," the publication details who is profiting from the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian and Syrian territories as well as Israel's inhumane blockade of the Gaza Strip.
"Targeting Israeli Apartheid" gives a run down of Israel's economy and exports and details how BDS has an impact on both. The handbook is useful for both internationals and Israelis involved in BDS as it illuminates which Israeli businesses are tied to the occupation and how they encourage growth on Palestinian lands, noting, for example, that all Israeli banks offer mortgages for homes located in illegal settlements.
The handbook also discusses the havoc Israel has wreaked on the Palestinian economy, turning the Palestinians into a captive market that are essentially forced to hand money to the businesses that profit from their continued disposession. "Targeting Israeli Apartheid" also lists companies that are located in settlements as well as those that build on Palestinian land so conscientious consumers know what products to boycott.
Taken as a whole, the handbook reminds readers that the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands isn't about security as the Israeli government and right-wingers often claim. "Targeting Israeli Apartheid" helps individuals can put sticks in the spokes of the machine that turns a profit from occupation. Via the Alternative Information Center.