Israeli Weapons out of America!

Israeli Weapons out of America!

On May 29th, just following the murder of George Floyd, the city of Minneapolis looked like a war zone. Heavily armored military vehicles rolled down the streets, police lined up in riot gear, and drones buzzed overhead

Did you know that the Minnesota State Board of Investments holds around 10,000 shares, worth a whopping $1.2 million, in Israel’s largest weapons company, Elbit Systems — the world’s largest exporter of drones?

Contact Governor Tim Walz and urge him to divest his state’s public retirement funds from Elbit Systems.


Overseas supporters can sign this petition:

Dear Governor Tim Walz,

On May 29th, just following the murder of George Floyd, the city of Minneapolis looked like a war zone. Heavily armored military vehicles rolled down the streets, police lined up in riot gear, and drones buzzed overhead. It is urgent that you divest the Minnesota State Board of Investment from Elbit Systems—Israel’s largest weapons company and the latest exporter of militarized drones in the world.

The Minnesota State Board of Investments holds around 10,591 shares in Elbit Systems worth more than a whopping $1,256,650.00. 

Elbit provides surveillance technology for Israel’s apartheid wall that snakes through the West Bank. The weapons giant has been involved in all of the major Israeli assaults against Palestinian people in Gaza for over a decade, including the 2008-2009 assault which killed over 1,400 people, the 2011 assault which killed over 150 people, and the 2014 assault which killed over 2,000 people. In each of these assaults, the majority of those killed were civilians, and in the 2014 assault over 550 of those killed by Israel were children. Elbit drones constantly fly over Gaza, providing surveillance targeting for military assaults and Israeli snipers that hit peaceful protestors. In the U.S., Elbit Systems America contracts with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a virtual surveillance wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Elbit markets its equipment to governments around the world as “battle-tested” (on the Palestinian civilians). 

As we seek to dismantle American systems of racism and police violence, we must begin by severing relationships with the companies that are profiting from oppression and death and that means beginning with eliminating the partnerships that U.S. police have with the Israeli military and the state of Minnesota has with Israeli weapons companies. Thanks to the work of our partners at Jewish Voice for Peace, U.S. police trainings with the Israeli military are being exposed. U.S. police-Israeli military joint trainings share, promote, and extend discriminatory and repressive policing in both countries, contributing to the militarization and violence U.S. police exercise against black and brown people and the growth of massive networks for spying and surveillance of U.S. citizens. As the governor of Minnesota, it is urgent that you divest your state’s public retirement funds from Elbit Systems.

Sincerely,

Comments

  • Wayne Langley
    signed 2020-06-30 07:16:48 -0400
  • Cecilia Larsson
    signed 2020-06-24 08:52:55 -0400
    Cecilia Larsson
  • Elizabeth C Williams
    signed 2020-06-21 09:44:00 -0400
  • Angela Cole
    signed 2020-06-21 06:54:52 -0400
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    signed 2020-06-20 13:54:44 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    followed this page 2020-06-20 13:48:44 -0400
  • Koray Sarac
    signed 2020-06-19 14:46:07 -0400
    Shame you!!!


    You have to pay for all of that, Not today, in the Future, …is the pay Day!


    The same Art of thinking in the W.W.2, the same Art of Shame, for over 70 years!


    I’m born and live in Germany, Berlin!

    I saw all the Shame, Every Single Day, in their Eyes and their Word’s!


    I whish that, No One!!!


    K.S.
  • Janine Vinton
    signed 2020-06-19 06:38:58 -0400
  • Diana McCann
    signed 2020-06-18 14:30:55 -0400
  • Joan Reynolds
    signed 2020-06-18 14:15:18 -0400
  • Sami Ben Ismail
    signed 2020-06-17 14:29:32 -0400
  • Tiana Brachel
    signed 2020-06-16 12:17:39 -0400
  • Aydan tamay
    signed 2020-06-15 22:49:32 -0400
  • Helgaleena Healingline Healingline
    signed 2020-06-15 15:48:07 -0400
  • Francis Bradley
    signed 2020-06-13 06:00:10 -0400
    Francis Bradley
  • Mourice Mrabe
    signed 2020-06-12 18:59:43 -0400
    There is evidence that police department cooperation with Israeli military is harming the relationship between law enforcemnent and American population in Mineapolis and other cities. They are using the same tactics used on the Palestinians. America should stop this cooperation that is encouraging racism, abuse, unrest, and division in the country.
  • Katrin Geyer
    signed 2020-06-12 06:38:47 -0400
  • Patricia Smith
    signed 2020-06-11 17:18:01 -0400
  • Matthew Walker
    signed 2020-06-11 17:04:04 -0400
  • Alison Pick
    signed 2020-06-11 16:51:37 -0400
    This divestment needs to take place right now.
  • Jeanette Alexander
    signed 2020-06-11 16:26:06 -0400
  • Kristine Blake
    signed 2020-06-11 12:34:51 -0400
  • Richard Meierotto
    signed 2020-06-11 10:16:33 -0400
    Joan Meierotto
  • Amy Steele
    signed 2020-06-11 08:22:24 -0400
  • Nella Lory
    signed 2020-06-11 00:07:18 -0400
    Nella Lory
  • Aisha Ait
    signed 2020-06-10 16:29:39 -0400
  • Tiina Huczkowski
    signed 2020-06-10 14:59:44 -0400
    Tiina Huczkowski
  • Miriam Volkmann
    signed 2020-06-10 13:38:50 -0400
  • Jacinta Houston
    signed 2020-06-09 22:34:43 -0400
  • Robin Hensel
    signed 2020-06-09 19:10:21 -0400

Overseas supporters can sign this petition:

Dear Governor Tim Walz,

On May 29th, just following the murder of George Floyd, the city of Minneapolis looked like a war zone. Heavily armored military vehicles rolled down the streets, police lined up in riot gear, and drones buzzed overhead. It is urgent that you divest the Minnesota State Board of Investment from Elbit Systems—Israel’s largest weapons company and the latest exporter of militarized drones in the world.

The Minnesota State Board of Investments holds around 10,591 shares in Elbit Systems worth more than a whopping $1,256,650.00. 

Elbit provides surveillance technology for Israel’s apartheid wall that snakes through the West Bank. The weapons giant has been involved in all of the major Israeli assaults against Palestinian people in Gaza for over a decade, including the 2008-2009 assault which killed over 1,400 people, the 2011 assault which killed over 150 people, and the 2014 assault which killed over 2,000 people. In each of these assaults, the majority of those killed were civilians, and in the 2014 assault over 550 of those killed by Israel were children. Elbit drones constantly fly over Gaza, providing surveillance targeting for military assaults and Israeli snipers that hit peaceful protestors. In the U.S., Elbit Systems America contracts with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a virtual surveillance wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Elbit markets its equipment to governments around the world as “battle-tested” (on the Palestinian civilians). 

As we seek to dismantle American systems of racism and police violence, we must begin by severing relationships with the companies that are profiting from oppression and death and that means beginning with eliminating the partnerships that U.S. police have with the Israeli military and the state of Minnesota has with Israeli weapons companies. Thanks to the work of our partners at Jewish Voice for Peace, U.S. police trainings with the Israeli military are being exposed. U.S. police-Israeli military joint trainings share, promote, and extend discriminatory and repressive policing in both countries, contributing to the militarization and violence U.S. police exercise against black and brown people and the growth of massive networks for spying and surveillance of U.S. citizens. As the governor of Minnesota, it is urgent that you divest your state’s public retirement funds from Elbit Systems.

Sincerely,

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