Effort to limit boycott to settlement goods comes after storm of protest and implied threats from anti-Palestinian groups Read more about Did Palestinian Authority help undermine Israel boycott in Iceland?
Assurances by the security firm that it will not renew its contrasts with the Israeli Prison Service must not be trusted. Read more about University of Helsinki cancels G4S contract over support for Israeli prisons
“SodaScream – Bubble trouble” takes aim at the company that manufactures fizzy-drink machines in an illegal Israeli colony in the occupied West Bank. Read more about Watch: Spoof ad from Finland takes aim at SodaStream
French boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigners have called on their government to abandon a €318 million deal to buy Heron TP drones from Israel Aircraft Industries. Meanwhile, senior members of France’s Senate have called publicly for the country to abandon the purchase on grounds that the Israeli drones are unsuited to the needs of the armed forces. Read more about Campaign launched against French purchase of Israeli drones as senators demand deal be abandoned
Finland’s Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja has strongly criticized Israel’s practices against Palestinians and declared that “No apartheid state is justified or sustainable.” But will Finland take action to end its arms trade with Israel? Read more about Finland foreign minister condemns Israeli "apartheid" but will he act?
A coalition of groups in South Korea issued an English-language statement today calling on their government to cancel a planned sale of the Korean Aerospace Industries’ T-50 fighter jet to Israel. Read more about Korean coalition calls for BDS, cancellation of fighter jet sale to Israel
Despite an unprecendented public outcry, Finland’s Ministry of Defense is set to go ahead with a controversial collaboration with Israeli arms companies deeply involved in Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. Read more about Despite opposition, Finland proceeds with Israel arms deal
Days after Palestinians called for comprehensive military sanctions against Israel, the European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT) came out in public support of the arms embargo and for the Palestinian-led boycott (BDS) movement. Read more about European anti-arms trade network supports Palestinian call for arms embargo against Israel
Finland’s ministry of defense has narrowed the field in its competition to provide the Finnish army with mini unmanned aerial vehicles. Of the five remaining bidders, four are Israeli firms with deep ties to the occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights. Read more about Finland shopping for "battle-tested" Israeli weaponry
Contrary to the heavily-hyped image according to which the policy output of Finland is even-handed and neutral in the Israel/Palestine conflict, Finland is actually a major arms trading partner with Israel. Recent reports by the Committee of 100 in Finland, Amnesty International, as well as an article in Finland’s biggest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, all revealed Finland’s deeply troubling attitude towards the actions of the State of Israel. Bruno Jäntti comments for The Electronic Intifada. Read more about Finnish-Israeli arms trade flouts EU regulations