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JLR Blue Line cover
April 2024

Developments in the Expansion of the JLR Network: The Blue Line

Following Who Profits’ previous publication, Developments in the expansion of the JLR network: The J-Net project, this update presents recent developments and corporate complicity in the further expansion of the Jerusalem Light Rail (JLR) network. In this update, we highlight the JLR Blue Line project, the third and longest main axis of the JLR network, and the involvement of the Spanish infrastructure company, COMSA Corporación. 

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December 2023

The Companies Supplying Weapons to Israel’s Attack on Gaza

In this Update, Who Profits scrutinizes the use of commercially-manufactured weapons in Israel's 2023 unprecedented, deadly attack on Gaza, and the companies that supply them to the Israeli military. The indiscriminate military attacks being carried out against the people of besieged Gaza are made possible with the help of Israeli and multinational companies manufacturing and supplying weapons and technology – reaping enormous profits from their complicity with Israel's attacks on Palestinian lives and basic rights. The Update also highlights the new weapons reported to have been used for the first time in Gaza in their inaugural operational deployment.

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Mekorot English cover
June 2023

Dried Up: Mekorot’s Involvement in the Israeli Occupation

In this report, Who Profits highlights the role of Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, in facilitating the dispossession and displacement of Palestinian communities on both sides of the Green Line – an embedded dispossession utilized to bolster Israel’s settlement enterprise and economic growth, and contingent on exploiting occupied natural resources and violating Palestinian and Syrian rights.  

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May 2023

The Role of Big Tech in the Israeli Occupation Economy

Big Tech’s Multinational Corporations (MNCs) work to bolster the Israeli occupation economy through the provision of infrastructure, technology, knowledge, and products to both civil and military institutions. Who Profits’ new Dynamic Report centralizes profiles of the Tech MNCs facilitating Israel’s violations of human rights of occupied Palestinian and Syrian communities.

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February 2023

Dispossession Through Bureaucracy in Occupied Jerusalem

In this update, Who Profits sheds light on Israel’s weaponization of bureaucratic processes to advance its long-standing agendas of illegal settlement expansion and Judaization, while at the same time controlling, concentrating and minimizing the Palestinian presence in Jerusalem. We examine corporate complicity in two prime “bureaucratic-cum-displacement” processes explicitly targeting Palestinians in East Jerusalem – the revocation of the permanent residency status of Palestinian-Jerusalemites and the land registration proceedings. 

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November 2022

Insuring Dispossession

In this flash report, Who Profits investigates the activities of five major Israeli insurance companies and pension funds - Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings, Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services, Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Limited, Phoenix Holdings and Menorah Mivtahim Holdings. The findings outlined in this flash report reveal that the five Israeli insurance companies are involved in widespread activities that work to entrench Israel’s prolonged military occupation and processes of colonial dispossession and control.

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November 2022

The Jerusalem Light Rail: The J-Net project

The Jerusalem Light Rail (JLR) connects large Israeli settlement blocs in occupied East Jerusalem increasing their territorial continuity and easing settler movement, whilst further fragmenting and strangling Jerusalem’s Palestinian neighborhoods. The JLR network is composed of 3 main rail axes - red, green and blue - that are at various stages of development. This infographic highlights developments and corporate complicity in the J-Net project which includes the construction of the operational Red Line, its expansion, and the establishment of the new Green Line. The infographic also illustrates the route of the Blue line which is currently in the tender stages.

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November 2022

Developments in the Expansion of the JLR Network: The J-Net Project

Following Who Profits’ previous work, this update presents the latest developments in the expansion of the Jerusalem Light Rail (JLR) network, carried out by Spanish company, CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles), and additional multinational and Israeli companies. In operation since 2011, the JLR network is a large-scale Israeli transport infrastructure project connecting large settlement blocks in occupied East Jerusalem to the center of the city and its western side and is contingent on the expropriation of Palestinian land and the further territorial fragmentation of the city’s Palestinian neighborhoods.  In this update and infographic, we highlight developments and corporate complicity in the J-Net project, including the construction, operation and expansion of the Red Line, and the establishment of the new Green Line.

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