Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will award $900,000 to Motorola Israel and SmartSynch for a joint project to develop an energy grid management system. The Department of Energy should not be rewarding Motorola Israel with this contract; instead it should be sanctioning Motorola for supporting Israel's illegal settlements. Click here to send a message to the Department of Energy telling them to end their relationship with Motorola Israel.
Motorola "virtual fences" are used to support dozens of illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, but this isn't the only support that Motorola offers Israel's occupation. Up until last April, Motorola also provided fuzes for Israel's MK80 series of bombs. These bombs were used against civilians in Israel's 2006 war on Lebanon and again during last winter's assault on the Gaza Strip. Moto's new advertisements for the "Droid" phone come startlingly close to showing this side of Motorola's business. The commercial shows stealth bombers blasting Droid phones to unsuspecting fishermen, farmers, and motorists.
We couldn't let this opportunity to raise awareness of Moto's activities in Israel/Palestine slip by, so we're creating our own video that shows the truth left out by Motorola's ad. Subscribe to our Youtube channel to be the first to see our video, or just wait to see it in a future email.
While our video shows the results of Motorola's collaboration with the Israeli military on operations in the Gaza Strip, it doesn't tell the whole story. The encrypted mobile phones that Motorola provides the Israeli military also enable Israel's regime of over 600 checkpoints in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Motorola "virtual fences" in Hebron facilitate settler violence against Palestinians. Many transmission towers for Motorola Israel's subsidiary MIRS communications are built on privately-owned Palestinian land confiscated to make communication easier for settlers living illegally in the West Bank. Tell the Department of Energy that they shouldn't be rewarding Moto's lawlessness in Palestine/Israel.
Photo shows the Jawazat Police Academy, which was bombed by Israel during "Operation Cast Lead." The bomb, which was equipped with a Motorola fuze fell during a graduation ceremony for new police cadets, killing 300 civilians.