Motorola (NYCBI)

Since the founding of Israel in 1948, Motorola has been involved in assisting the state in carrying out its repressive policies towards Palestinians. Motorola established Motorola Israel as its first wholly owned subsidiary outside of the United States in 1964.

Motorola Israel profits handsomely from Israel's militarism and ongoing occupation of Palestinian lands, earning over $1 billion in annual revenues in 2007. As Motorola's chief operating officer Mike Zafirovski put it: “Our investment in Israel is one of the most successful we have made”.

Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East and the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel (NYCBI) are pleased to announce their merger and reformation as Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel. Riham Barghouti stated, “This merger will allow boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) activists in New York City to combine their resources and work more effectively at promoting BDS in New York, the US, and worldwide.”

(to the tune of "Gilligan's Island")

Come sit with us and you’ll hear a tale,
Of an occupation force,
That’s taking people’s land and lives,
With corporate help, of course.
With corporate help, of course.

Motorola is a firm,
That won’t pass up a buck.
They profit from their cell phones,
And practices that suck!
And practices that suck!

(to the tune of "Hello Mudda")

 Hello Moto here’s a photo
This is me not buying your phone
Not because of the recession
But because of Palestinian dispossession

Your communications know-how
Has turned suffering to a cash cow
Helping settlers squash a nation
How I’m hoping you will help with its cessation

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