Palestine

Israel’s three largest arms companies– Elbit, Israeli Aerospace Industries and Rafael – were present at DSEI 2015, and an Israeli national pavilion inside the fair hosted many smaller Israeli arms companies.

In addition to Israeli arms companies, the country’s major arms suppliers were there: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and ThyssenKrupp among many others. By selling Israel weapons, the UK government is providing material and political support to Israel’s violent oppression of Palestinian
people.

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On Trial: Letter of support

11 November 2013
In September 2013 thousands of people took action against the DSEI arms fair and it faced daily direct action. Thirty faced arrest when they placed their bodies in the way of the arms fair’s deadly business. Some have already been cautioned, or issued with fines. Others are set to go to court on 4th November, and plan to put...

Everything you ever wanted to know about the arms fair

7 September 2013
Over the past few months, we’ve collected some gems on our blog. Naturally, we didn’t want you to miss out, so see below for a categorised list of posts to whet your lips before the arms fair starts… Intersections with other struggles Palestine: The UK’s dirty secrets: Palestine and the arms trade // Israel’s booming...
Israel is at the forefront of high-tech weapons development, such as its "Iron Dome" missile defence system [EPA]

Israel’s booming secretive arms trade

21 August 2013
An amazing documentary was released this year, that investigated how Israel uses Palestinians as guinea pigs in military weapons experiments. Al Jazeera English wrote an insightful review:
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The UK’s dirty secrets: Palestine and the arms trade

23 April 2013
“Israel’s largest comparative advantage is in military products, because these demand advanced technology on one hand and military experience on the other…no country in the world is as dependent on arms sales as Israel. The Jaffa orange is fast being edged out of the public consciousness by the Uzi submachine gun as Israel’s major export....
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