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Christoph Beumelburg Director, Group Communication & Investor Relations HeidelbergCement Berliner Strasse 6 69120 Heidelberg, Germany   Re: Meeting Request Regarding Nahal Raba Quarry Expansion   Dear Mr. Beumelburg, We are writing to request…

Novalpina Capital Should Respect and Deliver on Its Commitment to Upholding the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Dear Mr. Peel,
 We write in reply to your March 1, 2019 letter, which responded to our open letter of February 18, 2019 raising concerns around the acquisition by Novalpina Capital of a stake in NSO Group.
 We welcome Novalpina Capital…

Company to Stop Listing Properties in Unlawful Israeli Settlements

How was this project conceived? 
 Years of our research has shown that businesses operating in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank both benefit from and contribute to serious violations of international law and human rights. We…
Listings by the global travel companies Airbnb and for properties in unlawful Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Summary Israel’s largest banks are providing services that help support, maintain, and expand unlawful settlements by financing their construction in the occupied West Bank, including partnering with developers to build homes on land unlawfully seized…

No Domestic Obligation to Provide Many Services That Aid Rights Abuses

(Jerusalem) – Despite their claims, Israel’s largest banks are not required by domestic law to provide many of the services and financing that help support, maintain, and expand unlawful settlements in the occupied West Bank, Human Rights Watch said in a…
Customers use ATMs outside a bank branch in the Israeli settlement of Modi'in Ilit.
The Israeli military illegally seizes land from Palestinians and then an Israeli bank finances the construction of an apartment complex on it in a West Bank settlement. The same bank financed at least 558 apartments or private houses in other settlements…
Barkan, located in the occupied West Bank, is an Israeli residential settlement and industrial zone that houses around 120 factories that export around 80 percent of their goods abroad. In the background is the Palestinian village of Qarawat Bani Hassan.
What’s the connection between manufacturing Hanukah candles and dispossessing farmers of their land? How does an Israeli company that sells Jerusalem stone make Palestinian quarry workers lose their jobs? The answers can be found in the new Human Rights…