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Source: Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa

This week the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released its long-awaited list of companies, 112 so far, complicit in the building and maintenance of illegal Israeli settlements on occupied land.

The UNHRC media release and link to the full report are here.

United Nations Security Council resolution 2334 of 2016 (co-sponsored by the New Zealand government) states that Israel’s settlement activity constitutes a “flagrant violation” of international law and has “no legal validity”.  

There are no New Zealand-based companies on the list but many Kiwisaver funds are likely to have investments in some of these companies complicit in the abuse of Palestinian rights.

PSNA is encouraging New Zealanders to ask their Kiwisaver providers for an assurance they do not have investments in any of these companies. If they do have such investments, then they will be urged to divest immediately.

New Zealanders strongly support the Palestinian struggle for peace and freedom. This is one practical step we can all take to show our solidarity with Palestinians at a time when the Trump/Netanyahu “deal of the century” seeks to legitimise Palestinian oppression.

These companies should be boycotted by all humanity – that includes us and our Kiwisaver providers. 

 

John Minto

National Chair

Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa

 

United Nations Human Rights Council list of companies linked to illegal Israeli settlements.

NOTE: The categories in the third column refer to the following:

(a)          The supply of equipment and materials facilitating the construction and the expansion of settlements and the wall, and associated infrastructures;

(b)          The supply of surveillance and identification equipment for settlements, the wall and checkpoints directly linked with settlements;

(c)           The supply of equipment for the demolition of housing and property, the destruction of agricultural farms, greenhouses, olive groves and crops;

(d)          The supply of security services, equipment and materials to enterprises operating in settlements;

(e)          The provision of services and utilities supporting the maintenance and existence of settlements, including transport;

(f)           Banking and financial operations helping to develop, expand or maintain settlements and their activities, including loans for housing and the development of businesses;

(g)          The use of natural resources, in particular water and land, for business purposes;

(h)          Pollution, and the dumping of waste in or its transfer to Palestinian villages;

(i)            Captivity of the Palestinian financial and economic markets, as well as practices that disadvantage Palestinian enterprises, including through restrictions on movement, administrative and legal constraints; 

(j)            Use of benefits and reinvestments of enterprises owned totally or partially by settlers for developing, expanding and maintaining the settlements. 

 

No.

Business Enterprise

Category of listed activity

State concerned 

1

Afikim Public Transportation Ltd. 

E

Israel

2

Airbnb Inc.

E

United States

3

American Israeli Gas Corporation Ltd. 

E, G

Israel

4

Amir Marketing and Investments in Agriculture Ltd.

G

Israel

5

Amos Hadar Properties and Investments Ltd.

G

Israel

6

Angel Bakeries

E, G

Israel

7

Archivists Ltd.

G

Israel

8

Ariel Properties Group

E

Israel

9

Ashtrom Industries Ltd.

G

Israel

10

Ashtrom Properties Ltd.

G

Israel

11

Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd.

G

Israel

12

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

E, F

Israel

13

Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M.

E, F

Israel

14

Bank of Jerusalem Ltd.

E, F

Israel

15

Beit Haarchiv Ltd.

G

Israel

16

Bezeq, the Israel Telecommunication Corp Ltd.

E, G

Israel

17

Booking.com B.V.

E

Netherlands

18

C Mer Industries Ltd.

B

Israel

19

Café Café Israel Ltd.

E, G

Israel

20

Caliber 3

D, G

Israel

21

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

E, G

Israel

22

Cherriessa Ltd.

G

Israel

23

Chish Nofei Israel Ltd.

G

Israel

24

Citadis Israel Ltd.

E, G

Israel

25

Comasco Ltd.

A

Israel

26

Darban Investments Ltd. 

G

Israel

27

Delek Group Ltd.

E, G

Israel

28

Delta Israel

G

Israel

29

Dor Alon Energy in Israel 1988 Ltd.

E, G

Israel

30

Egis Rail 

E

France 

31

Egged, Israel Transportation Cooperative Society Ltd.

E

Israel

32

Energix Renewable Energies Ltd.

G

Israel

33

EPR Systems Ltd.

E, G

Israel

34

Extal Ltd.

G

Israel

35

Expedia Group Inc.

E

United States

36

Field Produce Ltd.

G

Israel

37

Field Produce Marketing Ltd.

G

Israel

38

First International Bank of Israel Ltd.

E, F  

Israel

39

Galshan Shvakim Ltd.

E, D 

Israel

40

General Mills Israel Ltd.

G

Israel

41

Hadiklaim Israel Date Growers Cooperative Ltd.

G

Israel

42

Hot Mobile Ltd.

E

Israel

43

Hot Telecommunications Systems Ltd. 

E

Israel

44

Industrial Buildings Corporation Ltd. 

G

Israel

45

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

E, F

Israel

46

Israel Railways Corporation Ltd. 

G, H

Israel

47

Italek Ltd. 

E, G

Israel

48

JC Bamford Excavators Ltd.

A

United Kingdom

49

Jerusalem Economy Ltd.

G

Israel

50

Kavim Public Transportation Ltd.

E

Israel

51

Lipski Installation and Sanitation Ltd.

G

Israel

52

Matrix IT Ltd.

E, G

Israel

53

Mayer Davidov Garages Ltd.

E, G

Israel

54

Mekorot Water Company Ltd.

G

Israel

55

Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd.

E, F

Israel

56

Merkavim Transportation Technologies Ltd. 

E

Israel

57

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

E, F

Israel

58

Modi’in Ezrachi Group Ltd.

  E, D 

Israel

59

Mordechai Aviv Taasiot Beniyah 1973 Ltd.

G

Israel

60

Motorola Solutions Israel Ltd.

B

Israel

61

Municipal Bank Ltd. 

F

Israel

62

Naaman Group Ltd.

E, G

Israel

63

Nof Yam Security Ltd.

E, D

Israel

64

Ofertex Industries 1997 Ltd.

G

Israel

65

Opodo Ltd.

E

United Kingdom

66

Bank Otsar Ha-Hayal Ltd.

E, F 

Israel

67

Partner Communications Company Ltd.

E, G 

Israel

68

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

E, G

Israel

69

Pelegas Ltd.

G

Israel

70

Pelephone Communications Ltd.

E, G

Israel

71

Proffimat S.R. Ltd.

G

Israel

72

Rami Levy Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd.

E, G 

Israel

73

Rami Levy Hashikma Marketing Communication Ltd.

E, G 

Israel

74

Re/Max Israel

E

Israel

75

Shalgal Food Ltd.

G

Israel

76

Shapir Engineering and Industry Ltd.

E, G

Israel

77

Shufersal Ltd.

E, G

Israel

78

Sonol Israel Ltd.

E, G

Israel

79

Superbus Ltd.

E

Israel

80

Supergum Industries 1969 Ltd.

G

Israel

81

Tahal Group International B.V.

E

Netherlands

82

TripAdvisor Inc.

E

United States

83

Twitoplast Ltd.

G

Israel

84

Unikowsky Maoz Ltd.

G

Israel

85

YES

E

Israel

86

Zakai Agricultural Know-how and inputs Ltd.

G

Israel

87

ZF Development and Construction

G

Israel

88

ZMH Hammermand Ltd.

G

Israel

89

Zorganika Ltd.

G

Israel

90

Zriha Hlavin Industries Ltd.

G

Israel

91

Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd.

E, G

Israel

92

Alstom S.A.

E, G

France

93

Altice Europe N.V.

E

Netherlands

94

Amnon Mesilot Ltd.

E

Israel

95

Ashtrom Group Ltd.

G

Israel

96

Booking Holdings Inc. 

E

United States

97

Brand Industries Ltd.

G

Israel

98

Delta Galil Industries Ltd.

G

Israel

99

eDreams ODIGEO S.A.

E

Luxembourg

100

Egis S.A.

E

France

101

Electra Ltd.

E

Israel

102

Export Investment Company Ltd.

E, F

Israel

103

General Mills Inc.

G

United States

104

Hadar Group

G

Israel 

105

Hamat Group Ltd. 

G

Israel

106

Indorama Ventures P.C.L.

G

Thailand

107

Kardan N.V.

E

Netherlands

108

Mayer’s Cars and Trucks Co. Ltd.

E

Israel

109

Motorola Solutions Inc.

B

United States

110

Natoon Group

E, D 

Israel

111

Villar International Ltd.

G

Israel

112

Greenkote P.L.C.

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