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End "booming military trade" between EU and Israel, say Palestinian rights groups

Arms exports to Israel worth more than $9.5 billion were approved by EU governments between 2005 and 2009.

Ireland’s biggest food retailer drops Israeli produce as European boycotts surge

The biggest food distributor in Ireland announced last week it had withdrawn Israeli products from its shops. Meanwhile, other major European retailers appear to have quietly taken similar decisions.

Bill Gates Foundation sells shares in Israeli prison contractor G4S

Children are routinely tortured in prisons run with the help of the British-Danish security firm.

Activists force Catalan authorities to scrutinize academic collaboration with Israel

More than 350 academics and university staff in Catalonia support the academic boycott campaign.

Bill Gates refuses to accept responsibility for aiding Israel's prisons

Foundation ignores own policy guidelines on avoiding investment in “egregious” activities.

Sainsbury’s supermarket pressured over Israeli land-grab firms

Protests across 30 UK towns and cities condemn Sainsbury’s over its links to Israeli fresh produce exporters Mehadrin and Edom that operate in illegal Israeli settlements.

UK student union to cancel G4S contract over role in Israeli prisons

G4S continues to lose contracts over its deep involvement in Israeli apartheid

Boycott campaigns cost G4S two university contracts

The University of Southampton and King’s College London both snub G4S after campaigns by Palestinian solidarity groups and other students.

Second Norwegian university drops G4S over support for Israeli apartheid

Bergen college ruled that hiring G4S would cause severe damage to its reputation.

Norwegian union ends G4S contract as "act of solidarity" with Palestinians

In a bad week for G4S, a major teachers association in London has also passed a motion condemning the firm for equipping Israeli prisons.


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