NYCBI's "Summer in the Street for Justice in Palestine" in 2009
Images from NYCBI's "Summer in the Street for Justice in Palestine" in 2009

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

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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”.

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Fuzes and Munitions**

** In April 2009, Motorola Israel sold its Government Electronics Department (GED) unit that produced fuses for the Israeli military to the Israeli company Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd., a close partner of Motorola Israel, with whom Moto Israel co-develops other technologies.

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Communications

In 2000 Motorola Israel acquired a $100 million dollar contract to provide a nationwide military cellular network for the Israeli Defense Forces. Code named "Mountain Rose" (vered harim in Hebrew), the system became operational in 2004. Mountain Rose is a data encrypted communications system that allows for military commanders, soldiers, and civilian leaders to communicate securely and exchange information on the move anywhere they operate.

Users of Mountain Rose enjoy secure voice communications, text messaging, and transmission of satellite and reconnaissance photography and other data on an integrated, self-contained network. In the field, commanders can link to terrestrial networks or satellite communications systems to “facilitate direct and seamless connectivity from the lowest echelon up to the national command level.” The system is installed in armored vehicles using intercom systems that eliminate the need for underlying infrastructure.

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Surveillance

Motorola facilitates the continued presence of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land in the West Bank, in violation of international law, by providing Israeli forces with high-tech radar systems to “protect” these settlements from the Palestinian communities that surround them.

Operating under the pretext of security, Motorola is complicit in Israel’s rapid encroachment on Palestinian land. Surveillance devices are themselves part of the infrastructure of occupation and colonization, and are installed directly on occupied Palestinian territory with the stated intention of preventing Palestinians from “infiltrating” Israeli settlements. These mechanisms, composed of a network of radar sensors and cameras connected to a command center, enable the detection and surveillance of Palestinians on their own land from as far as 700 meters.

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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.”<--break->

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(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!