Israel and the international arms trade, companies involved

Israel is an important arms exporter and importer. During the decade of 2004 to 2013 Israel was the eleventh biggest arms exporter in the world, and the thirteenth biggest arms importer. We made a short overview of the Israeli and international companies connected to the most important arms transfers to the Israeli Defence Forces in recent years. lees meer »

Nederland moet defensiesamenwerking met Israël opzeggen

NRC 08/08/2014 Sinds het Israëlische leger de aanval op Gaza in volle hevigheid heeft ingezet zijn de aandelen van het Israëlische defensiebedrijf Elbit met 6,1% gestegen, volgens Bloomsberg BusinessWeek. Blijkbaar verwachten aandeelhouders stijgende winsten door de oorlogshandelingen. lees meer »

Romania arms export to Israel

Januari 2013 - Nicola Sovra Romania is the 4th European arms exporter to Israel and Israeli forces are using Romania for training, based on secret agreements. This article gives some figures. Romania arms export to Israel lees meer »

Israël nog net geen lid van de NAVO

Vredesmagazine nr. 4 2011 -- Wendela de Vries In februari 2005 bezocht Jaap de Hoop Scheffer als eerste secretaris-generaal van de NAVO Israël. De maand daarop hielden Israël en de NAVO hun eerste gezamenlijke marineoefening in de Rode Zee. lees meer »

Italian military relations with Israel

The Italian arms export law makes a distinction between two categories of weapons: 1) For military use (licences and deliveries) whose export is regulated by Law 185/1990 2) Small arms and ammunitions for security and personal defence, sport and hunting whose export is regulated by Law 110/1975. lees meer »

European anti-arms trade network endorses international call for Israel arms embargo

11 July 2011-European anti-arms trade groups have endorsed international calls for an arms embargo on Israel. lees meer »

European Union miltary relations with Israel

Arms export to Israel is not in line with the 8 EU criteria for arms export. The EU criteria clearly prohibits export of military equipment if there is a clear risk that the proposed export might be used for internal repression (criteria 2), provoke or prolong armed conflicts or aggravate existing tensions or conflicts in the country of final destination (criteria 3) or if there is a clear risk that the intended recipient would use the proposed export aggressively against another country or to assert by force a territorial claim (criteria 4) . Export to Israel through third countries and transfer of (mainly American ) military goods through EU sea and air ports are not tested against the EU arms export criteria at all.  lees meer »

Dutch military relations with Israel

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been a major transit ports for arms transfers (mainly ammunition and bullet parts) for many years. lees meer »

Belgian military relations with Israel

According to the Flemish minister of economic affairs Ceyens no weapons or components are exported to Israel, writes newspaper the Standaard. This can be doubted. lees meer »

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