Flash report

Plundering the Sun: The Israeli Solar Energy Industry and Palestinian Forced Displacement

This report comes as a follow up to two reports published by Who Profits in 2017: “Greenwashing the Israeli Occupation: The Solar Energy Industry and the Israeli Occupation” and the flash report “Greenwashing the Naqab: The Israeli Industry of Solar Energy”. Here we shed light on how, while the Israeli solar energy is flourishing on occupied Palestinian land in Area C and in the Naqab,  Palestinian communities in those areas are deliberately marginalized and un-electrified, contributing to a coercive environment that leads to forced displacement. 

Touring Israeli Settlements: Business and Pleasure for the Economy of Occupation

This flash-report exposes the role of private digital tourism corporations in promoting tourism to settlements, falsely advertising them as being located in Israel and normalizing their illegal presence on occupied Palestinian and Syrian land.

Tracking Annexation: The Jerusalem Light Rail and the Israeli Occupation

In this new flash report, Who Profits investigates the role of the Jerusalem light rail train in the consolidation of the Israeli settlement enterprise in occupied East Jerusalem, exposing in particular the critical involvement of international and Israeli corporations in the planning and execution of the project.

Crossing the Line: Tel Aviv Jerusalem train (A1)

The Tel Aviv Jerusalem Fast Train, also known as the A1 train, is one of the most extensive infrastructure projects that the Israeli government has undertaken in the last decades. The project was initiated in 2001 and has been under planning and construction ever since, costing over NIS 8.5 billion (USD 2.4 billion). The A1 train route crosses the Green Line into the occupied West Bank in two areas, using occupied Palestinian land, some of it privately owned, for an Israeli transportation project aimed exclusively for Israelis.

The overall plan includes what would be the longest and highest bridges and tunnels. This extensive project could not have materialized without foreign investment and know how of major multinationals.

The following flash report exposes the involvement of the major companies that execute the A1 project, describing their involvement in this controversial project as well as their other occupation-related activities. 

Occupational Hazards: The Eco-politics of the Israeli Occupation

In this new flash report, Who Profits presents six waste and recycling management companies that operate facilities in the occupied West Bank. These companies enjoy an environmentally-friendly and clean image while exploiting Palestinian natural resources, taking advantage of the area's lax environmental regulations and creating pollution in the West Bank.

بلاد الحليب والمال : تورط سوق منتجات الألبان في الاحتلال الاسرائيلي

يُقدّم هذا التّقرير الموجز تحليلًا اقتصاديًّا وسياسيًّا مُعمَّقًا لسوق منتجات الألبان الإسرائيليّة، ويشدّ انتباه القارئ نحو تورّط شركات إسرائيليّة عينيّة في اقتصاد الاحتلال. عدا عن تورّط كلّ شركة مبيّنة في ما يلي على حدة، فإنّ جميع الشّركات تجني الأرباح بواسطة استغلال السّوق الفلسطينيّة الأسيرة واستخدامها كمصدر دخل أساسيّ. يتّخذ هذا التّقرير من سوق الألبان الإسرائيليّة مثالًا ليفسّر بالتّفصيل تأثير هذا الخنق الاقتصاديّ على السّوق الفلسطينيّة. ويُقدّم التّقرير أيضًا شركة "تنوفا"، وهي إحدى أكبر الشّركات في صناعة الألبان والأغذية الإسرائيليّة، كمثال فرديّ. من خلال أبحاث أجراها مركز "من يربح" في مكاتبه وفي الميدان، فقد حصل على أدلّة مُقنعة على أنّ "تنوفا" تستخدم في منتجات ألبانها موادّ خامًا من مزارع ألبان تقع في المستوطنات الإسرائيليّة في الضّفّة الغربيّة المُحتلّة (شاهدوا أشرطة الفيديو أدناه). تقوم "تنوفا" بهذه النّشاطات على الرّغم من الحظر الذي صدر مؤخّرًا عن الاتّحاد الأوروبّي - الذي أُعلن عنه في شباط 2014 (رابط خارجي)، والذي بدأ تنفيذه ابتداءً من كانون الثّاني 2015 - على منتجات حيوانيّة مصدرها من المستوطنات الإسرائيليّة.

The Land of Milk and Money: The Israeli Dairy Industry and the Occupation

This flash report presents an in depth economic and political analysis of the Israeli dairy market while drawing special attention to the complicity of specific Israeli corporations in the economy of occupation. Aside from the outlined involvement of each corporation below, all corporations mentioned in this report reap profits by exploiting the Palestinian captive market and using it as a major source of income. By taking the Israeli dairy market as an example, this report explains in detail the effects of this economic strangulation of the Palestinian market. Tnuva, one of the biggest corporations in the Israeli dairy and food industry, is presented in this report as an important case study. Through WhoProfits desk and field research, compelling proof  was obtained that Tnuva uses raw material for its dairy products from Israeli settlement's dairy farms in the Occupied West Bank (See videos below). Tnuva's corporate activity is taking place despite of the recent EU ban on animal products from Israeli settlements, which was declared in February 2014 and became enforceable as of January 2015. 

This Report is also available in Arabic.

Mekorot’s involvement in the Israeli occupation

Mekorot is the national water company of Israel, which supplies 90% of Israel’s drinking water and provides 80% of its water supplies. The company is state-owned.

Mekorot not only operates within Israel’s internationally recognized pre-1967 borders (i.e. within the Green Line), but also in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). It is the Israeli government’s executive arm in the OPT for water issues. In East Jerusalem and other parts of the occupied West Bank, Mekorot supplies water to the settlements. It also supplies a substantial share of the water consumed by Palestinians, who are prevented from developing their own water sector.

As a result, Mekorot is actively involved in conducting and maintaining the Israeli occupation. Below follows an overview of the main manifestations of this involvement.

Financing the Israeli Occupation: The Current Involvement of Israeli Banks in Israeli Settlement Activity

Who Profits' new flash report reveals that all the Israeli banks are still heavily involved in financing Israeli settlements, providing services to settlements and financially supporting construction projects on occupied land.

Made in Israel: Agricultural Export from Occupied Territories

The following Flash-report is an update on the major Israeli agriculture export companies presently operating in Occupied Territories.

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