British TV star calls on firms to boycott Israel

Russel Brand urged firms like Barclays, computer company HP, security giants G4S, pension fund ABP and heavy machinery Caterpillar to cut their ties with Israel.

British TV star calls on firms to boycott Israel

World Bulletin / News Desk

British TV actor, comedian and presenter Russell Brand has called on banks, pension funds and businesses to sever investment ties and deals with Israel, in the latest call for boycotts against the Zoinist state.

Accusing Israel of facilitating the oppression of people in Gaza, Brand pointed out that Barclays bank manages “the portfolios of an Israeli defence company called Elbit, which makes the drones that bomb Gaza.”

Speaking on his program The Trews, Brand said: "The message they give us is the exact opposite of the reality, they're acting like they're part of our community, but if we're aware of the reality of what they do, then we have the power to influence them."

He then called on his viewers to sign the Avaaz campaign website petition, which has so far been signed by 1.7 million people, to push on firms like Barclays, computer company HP, security giants G4S, pension fund ABP and heavy machinery Caterpillar to cut their ties with Israel.

Since July 7, almost 2,000 Palestinians – mostly civilians – have been killed and nearly 10,000 injured in devastating Israeli attacks on the embattled coastal enclave.

Over the same period, thousands of homes in Gaza have been destroyed by unrelenting Israeli bombardments.

Last Mod: 14 Ağustos 2014, 16:31
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