Apr 24, 2013 - Israeli weapons used in the repression of Brazil's poor black youth ... the urgent need to end the military agreements linking Brazil and Israel.
stopthewall.org/.../brazilian_military_ties_with_israel.pdfThe current military relations between Brazil and Israel imply a violation of the ... whereby Israel uses Brazil to produce weapons – or partake in the production of.
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https://electronicintifada.net/.../brazil-cancels-2-bil...May 12, 2015 - At the end of 2014, in response to a separate campaign, the Brazilianstate of Rio Grande do Sul canceled a contract with the Israeli weapons ...
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https://bdsmovement.net/.../links-kill-international-military-cooperation-i...Oct 27, 2015 - Exports of weapons and military equipment to Israel are used to further its ... in particular to India, UK, South Korea, Brazil and Colombia.
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fusion.net/story/187490/brazil-drone-laad-conference/Aug 24, 2015 - ... new generation of Brazilian surveillance drones using Israelitechnology. ... an international reputation as an exporter of quality weapons and ...
Brazil’s military relations with Israel
Index 1. Summary and Recommendations p. 2 2. Brazil’s support of the Israeli arms industry p. 5 3. Overview of the interests of Israeli arms producers in Brazil p. 8 4. Contradicting the economic, legal and political framework of Brazil p. 20 Annex 1: Elbit and IAI: Complicit in Israeli human rights violations p. 26 The Palestinian Grassroots Anti Apartheid Wall Campaign March 2011 STOP THE WALL CAMPAIGN الفلسطینیة الشعبیة الحملة جدار الفصل العنصري لمقاومة 2 1. Summary and Recommendations
This report details the active support of the Brazilian state for the Israeli arms industry as well as the Israeli interests in and profits from Brazil’s military and defense industry. It finally confronts these realities with the framework of economic, legal and political interests and obligations of Brazil. Based on 2005 - 2010 Israeli arms export data, the SIPRI has concluded that Brazil is the fifth largest importer of Israeli arms. 1 Several major programs signed between Israel and Brazil are already worth close to one billion US$ . 2 Brazil’s support to Israeli arms industry: Brazil signed a security cooperation agreement with Israel at the end of November 2010 to facilitate military cooperation and contracts. The Brazilian Armed Forces opened an office in Tel Aviv in 2003. Brazil regularly receives from Israel and sends Israel political and state sponsored economic delegations with the aim of strengthening military ties. Brazil’s LAAD Defense Expo annually hosts the most important Israeli arms companies. (Next exposition: April 2011, Rio de Janeiro.) Brazilian officials are on record to have helped Israeli arms companies to enter in contact with armed forces in other Latin American countries. Interests of Israeli arms producers in Brazil: This report does not cover all interest of Israeli arms producers but merely aims to showcase some examples. Elbit Systems: provides weapons that the Israeli military uses for the killing of civilians and “extrajudicial killings.” It further provides equipment to the Apartheid Wall and the settlements. has bought three Brazilian arms companies: AEL, Ares Aeroespecial e Defesa SA ("Ares") and Periscopio Equipamentos Optronicos SA ("Periscopio"). has numerous contracts with the Brazilian military, including for the prestigious Guarani project. hopes to gain further contracts for the Olympics and the World Cup in Brazil. Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI): provides weapons that the Israeli military uses for the killing of civilians and “extrajudicial killings.” It further provides equipment to the Apartheid Wall and the settlements. 1 http://armstrade.sipri.org/armstrade/html/export_values.php 2 http://defense-update.com/wp/20110321_brazil_defense_cooperation.html 3 has formed a joint venture called EAE with Synergy Group. IAI’s subsidiary Bedek uses TAP M&E Brazil maintenance and production centers in Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre airports. has numerous contracts with the Brazilian military and currently aims to win other contracts with Embraer. Israeli Military Industries (IMI): is – just as many other Israeli arms companies – deeply involved in corruption cases and bribery of public officials has given Taurus the license to produce its Tavor rifles in Brazil. The Brazilian army buys the Taurus produced Tavor rifles. Others: Numerous other Israeli arms and homeland security companies have gotten contracts in Brazil and with the Brazilian ministry of Defense. The Israeli military industry points at billions of dollars of contracts in preparation of the 2014 World Cup games and the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. Contradicting Brazil’s legal and political framework: Legal obligations: Brazil, as a signatory of the most relevant instruments of international law, has an obligation of non-recognition and non-assistance to violations of international law. The current military relations between Brazil and Israel imply a violation of the duties of third states regarding violations of international law: o Brazil facilitates economic benefits for companies that directly contravene the IV Geneva Convention, thereby assisting in the maintenance of an unlawful situation. o Brazil hosts representatives of companies that directly contravene the IV Geneva Convention and in some cases persons accused of war crimes. o Brazil facilitates the presence of companies that directly contravene the IV Geneva Convention on its own territory, entering thereby in direct or indirect complicity with violations of international law. o Brazil facilitates relations between its own economy and citizens and companies directly involved in violations of the IV Geneva convention. Export is the lifeline for the Israeli arms industry – up to 70% of Israeli arms are produced for export. Without the Israeli arms industry Israel would not be able to maintain the occupation or to continue to lead wars, such as those against Lebanon in 2006 and against Gaza in 2008/9, both of them strongly condemned by Brazil. Brazil’s political interests: Brazil has recognized the Palestinian state in the borders of 1967. Israeli arms industry is consciously profiting from on the ongoing occupation of the OPT as it develops its weapons thanks to the “experience” gathered in the occupation. The support for the Israeli arms industry therefore contradicts clearly the stated support of the Brazilian government for the creation of a Palestinian state in the 1967 borders. 4 The Arab world is potentially a major export destination for Brazilian weapons. A circle whereby Israel uses Brazil to produce weapons – or partake in the production of weapons – that should be sold to the Arab world will likely raise serious concern in the populations and some governments. Strengthening ties with Israeli arms producers and private security military companies (PSMC) sets a poor precedent in terms of accountability, considering Israel’s support of repressive regimes and role in profiting and fostering from instability in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Secondly, military ties with Israel leaves elements in place which could support or form oppressive, and at the most extreme anti-government activity, in a given country. Finally, even if military ties pose no threat to a country’s stability, support of the Israeli military industry casts doubt on a government’s commitment to human rights. Recommendations: Given the above, we urge the Brazilian state to stop all military relations with Israel, and in particular to: Not ratify, and to cancel, the security cooperation agreement with Israel. Close down the offices of the Brazilian Armed Forces in Israel. Modify the procurement regulations of the Brazilian army to ensure that companies violating international law are excluded from contracts. Bar companies involved in violations of international law from establishing themselves on Brazilian territory via acquisitions of companies, joint ventures or licensing. Ensure companies violating international law are excluded from the contracts for the World Cup and the Olympics as sports that awards war criminals cannot be “fair play”. Bar companies violating international law from participating in the LAAD Defense Expo. Duly prosecute Israeli suspects of war crimes and crimes against humanity when they are found in its territory. Doing business with the Israeli arms industry seriously undermines Brazil’s support of Palestinian political and human rights, as any contracts directly support the construction of settlements and the Wall, which ensure that a Palestinian state will not be established, as well as provide financial support and incentive for companies closely tied with the human rights violations carried out by the Israeli military. This ensures that colonialism and occupation remain profitable, allowing these companies to continue to profit from Israeli war crimes while casting doubt on the Brazilian government’s commitment to human rights and its alliances and interests in the wider region. It is unacceptable that Brazil hand over their taxpayers’ money to these companies,...