Barclays bank is out of Elbit’s shareholder list

UK high street bank Barclays is no longer listed as a shareholder in Elbit Systems, the major Israeli military company that manufactures drones used in Israel’s attacks on Palestinians and helps Israel build its illegal Apartheid wall. The news follows a high profile campaign launched after Barclays emerged as the named owner of $2.9 million worth of shares in Elbit. More than […]

Cutting Relations With Elbit

Palestinian organizations thank Rio Grande do Sul for cutting relations with Elbit.  In response to the landmark decision of the government of Rio Grande do Sul to announce the cancellation of the Memorandum of Understanding with Elbit Systems, Palestinian representatives handed over a letter welcoming the decision and thanking the government and civil society in […]

UK Forced To Close After Protests

BARCLAYS branches across the country were forced to close after pro-Palestine activists staged sit-in demonstrations today. The protests were in response to the bank's holdings in Israel's largest military company which provided drones used in recent deadly strikes on Gaza. The flagship Barclays branch in Piccadilly Circus closed three hours early as 35 people from […]

60,000+ Signatories Call For Military Embargo Ahead of Gaza Donors Conference

More Than 60,000 Signatories, Including Nobel Prize Laureates, Celebrities and Religious Organizations, Call For Military Embargo on Israel Ahead of Gaza Donors Conference – Signatories Include Desmond Tutu, Roger Waters, Alice Walker, Michael Ondaatje, Brian Eno, Mira Nair and Mike Leigh   New York, NY – As international donors prepare to gather in Cairo on October 12 […]

Cancel the Arms Deal with the Israeli Defense Corporation Elbit Systems

Akbayan (Ctitizens' Action Party) today protests an arms deal between the Philippine government Israeli military company Elbit Systems. In particular, on June 22, 2014, the government signed a US$20M deal with the Israeli military company Elbit Systems for 28 Israeli upgraded armored personnel carriers (APCs) that will be delivered in 2015. While this deal enables […]