Sunday, March 12, 2006

Links to Israel

Links to Israel

The following is taken from:

Keep an eye on the goods bar code: Israel's country prefix is 729.

Group 4 Falck owns a controlling stake in Hashmira, an Israeli security company which has close links with the Israeli Government. Until exposed in this Guardian report (9 October 2002) it supplied over 100 security guards to illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, supporting IDF troops in the military occupation.

IBM (ironically providers of tabulating machines to Nazi Germany, assisting the Holocaust).

AOL Time Warner.

The CAABU pages on Seldfridges and the illegal products it sells from the Occupied Territories.

McDonalds, purveyors of hamburgers, egg McMuffins and other fine comestibles. The US-based company has 80 outlets in Israel & is a major supporter of the Jewish United Fund which runs "Fun-filled Summer Family Missions to Israel" in which US families get to "visit an army base and meet with Israeli soldiers".

US companies with investments in Israel - kindly maintained and published by Israel's embassy in the US.

Johnson & Johnson, best known for their baby shampoo.

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

Marks & Spencer, best known for their reliable underwear, are long term supporters of the state of Israel and Zionism.

Sara Lee, the international prepared foods company.

The Coca Cola company.

The Starbucks chain of coffee shops.

Timberland (who make boots and things).

Virgin Drinks is also moving into the Occupied Territories, selling soft drinks to Israel under the Virgin brand that have been made at the Mayanot "Super Drink" plant on Palestinian land just outside Jerusalem.

Danone, yes, the French company who make sugary yoghurt.

The Disney Corporation.

Home Depot is the US's biggest DIY chain. It's huge.

L'Oreal, with a host of top brands in designer clothing, perfumes and fashion accessories (Garnier, Lancome Paris, Helena Rubenstein, Giorgio Armani, Redken 5th Avenue, Ralph Lauren perfumes), is a "warm friend of Israel" with large-scale investments and commercial dealings there.

Revlon, who do make-up and other girly stuff...

Intel, makers of the chips that are quite possibly powering your computer (& mine).

Apax own Yell, the Merlin Entertainment Group, Stead & Simpson Group (shoe shops) Brands Hatch Leisure Holdings, easyEverything Limited (internet cafes). They have over $1billion invested in Israel.

Kimberly-Clark. who make paper towels in public toilets & other indispensable sanitary items.

Just why should Finnish mobile phone company Nokia be up to its neck in Israel?

A freelance Selfridges campaign site about the illegal products it sells from the Occupied Territories.


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