Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Yesha Council Chairman Complains and Appeals Israel Companies Engaged in Boycott of Their Fellow Countrymen

Yesha Council Chairman Dany Dayan letter to Attorney General:
"Investigate the legal contract with Palestinian city Rawabi providers"

Yesha Council Chairman Dany Dayan noon dispatched an urgent letter to Attorney General, Attorney Yehuda Weinstein, asking him to investigate the legality of contracts and the actions of contract suppliers of Israeli companies taking part in building the Palestinian city Rawabi after this morning it was revealed that under those under contract are committed to boycotting products and resources produced in Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and Judea and Samaria are defined in the contract as occupied territory. "

According to reports this morning more than twenty Israeli companies signed a contractual document which they undertake: "Regardless of any other provision of this Agreement or any other place, the seller can not use and/or hire a product and/or services and/or resources are produced and/or originating in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria in order to effect some purpose of this Agreement or in connection with that ... These areas include, but are not limited to, the occupied East Jerusalem, the 'occupied West Bank', Gaza Strip and the occupied Golan Heights, occupied or any part thereof, and any area or another area to apply the above definition. "

In the appeal to the Attorney General, Dayan writes that in the establishment of Rawabi project many Israeli companies are participating in the construction, infrastructure, equipment, building materials, consulting and the attached documents include contract clauses that it commits Israeli companies thgat want to take part in the project with the developer, Bayti Real Estate Company based in El Birah. These sections ban the companies to commit resources to products originating in what is called a "Israeli settlements" with the details above.

Yesha Council Chairman further writes to Weinstein: "signatures of Israeli companies on such contract have a public aspect to me which very serious. This despicable behavior by Israeli companies ready to call parts of their country and their capital as "occupied" and confiscate other Israeli companies to produce financial gain from the other party. It's shameful surrender to the Arab boycott Israeli companies join him in practice."

Dayan added: "But there are also doubts the legality of signatures of Israeli companies such section, discriminatory Israeli workers and companies due to their residence or place of business management. It is severe enough that the PA has done so for many months and Israel is silent. But it is unbearable that Israeli companies themselves would do so and that the Israeli legal system let it be done."



Anonymous said...

A review of ANNEX IV Protocol on Economic Relations between the Government of the State of Israel and the P.L.O., representing the Palestinian people Paris, April 29, 1994 of the Gaza Jericho agreement finds that the boycott
of goods produced in the "settlements" and a ban on the supply of Palestinian workers to the settlements constitutes a gross violation of the
agreement by the PA.
#1. " The agricultural produce of both sides will have free and unrestricted
access to each others' markets"
#2. "There will be free movement of industrial goods free of any
#3. As for labor, the agreement enables the PA to independently limit the
flow of Israeli workers into the area under the control of the PA but not
the flow of Palestinian workers out while calling for the sides to "attempt
to maintain the normality of movement of labor". The PA could, however,
require that all Palestinians working in the settlements be employed through
a Palestinian employment service. Palestinian employment legislation that
would formally prevent employment in the settlements would be clearly at
odds with the commitment "to maintain the normality of movement of labor"
and thus could be blocked.

YMedad said...

The Agreement
Bayti Real Estate Investment Company
Registered under the laws of the Palestinian Authority,
its address being Al-Bireh – Al-Kawthar Street
(“the Buyer”)
Represented for the purposes of this Agreement by Mr. Ibrahim Barakat

Settlements Goods and Services
Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the this Agreement, or elsewhere, the Seller is prohibited from using and/or employing good and/or services and/or resources manufactured and/or originating from Israeli settlements towards achieving any of the objectives of this Agreement, or in relation thereto. Should the Buyer discover that the supplier has used and/or employed goods and/or services and/or resources manufactured in and/or originating from settlement during the course of its implementation of this Agreement, or in relation thereto, and/or has provided to the Buyer such goods and/or services and/or resources to the Buyer, the Buyer is entitled to refrain from making any payment to the Seller in lieu of such goods and/or services and/or resources. Such act by the Seller would also constitute a material breach to this Agreement by the Seller, that gives the right to the Buyer to unilaterally annul this Agreement, without any right for the Seller to demand compensation from the Buyer for any losses, damages, and/or lost profit resulting from such annulment. The Buyer, in such case, may also seek compensation from the Seller for any damages and/or losses incurred by the Buyer as a result of use and/or employment by the Seller of such goods and/or services and/or resources. It shall be the responsibility of the Seller to verify and ensure that all goods and/or services and/or resources used and/or employed are not manufactured in and/or originating from Israeli settlements.

For the purposes of this Agreement, the term “settlement” shall mean: any community, or body of people, or any commercial, industrial, military, quasi-military, and/or construction community and/or site and/or location, whether populated or not, partially and/or completely located on territories (or any part thereof) that were occupied by the State of Israel during the June 1967 Arab-Israeli War, provided that such territories were not under Israeli occupation and/or administration and/or actual and/or administrative and/or legal rule during the period between the dates on which the armistice agreements between the State of Israel and the respective Arab Countries were signed and June 4, 1967. Such territories shall include, but not be limited to, Occupied East Jerusalem, Occupied West Bank, Occupied Gaza Strip, Occupied Golan Heights, or any parts thereof, and any other territories and regions to which the aforementioned definition applies.

Sharon Katz said...

At least the Arabs have principles. We should learn something from them.

NormanF said...

The contracts should voided by Israeli courts.

What is with Jews who live up to the worst stereotypes anti-Semites have ascribed to them for centuries and place profit about the dignity and well-being of their own people?

Its just despicable! Words fail me at this kind of behavior from Israeli companies.