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Manchester: Solidarity with Palestine! Picket Israel’s British sponsors!
14 April 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, 14 April
Join us on the streets to build the movement of solidarity with the Palestinian resistance, from Gaza to Manchester. Bring banners, flags, voices and people!
Break Britain’s links with apartheid Israel:
– 4.25% shares in BAE Systems, which supplies F16 jet components to Israel and which has been chosen to
build the Turkish army’s next generation of fighter jets; BAE recently won a $40bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Other Barclays investments include $147.2m in Boeing, which produces Apache helicopter gunships; $65m in Lockheed Martin which produces F16s and Apaches; and $34.6m in Raytheon, which has arms factories in Britain.
– HSBC holds £3.64m of shares in Israeli arms company Elbit. In 2009 it made over £657.3m in profits from Textron, a US company that made cluster bombs used in the Saudi war on
Yemen and in Israel’s 2006 war on Lebanon. In 2015 Israelis held $10bn offshore in HSBC accounts, including multi-millionaires involved in weapons trafficking.
– £233m a year in trade with Israel according to its last statistics. A key member of the British-Israeli Chamber of Commerce, M&S bosses have won awards from successive Israeli governments, and its founders were involved in drafting the Balfour Declaration.
– Continues to stock “Israeli” avocados, dates and other fruits, produced on stolen Palestinian land.