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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EntServ Israel, which retained some of Hewlett Packard’s (HP) occupation-related contracts, sold to Hilan Group for US$ 65 million.
This company feature introduces IBM, one of the biggest technology companies in the world, and its current significant involvements in Israeli security and military apparatus, mainly by facilitating Israel’s pervasive surveillance of occupied populations. Through its two fully owned Israeli subsidiaries, IBM is complicit in Israel’s Military-Industrial Complex, and in providing services, equipment and technology to Israeli settlements and Israel Police.