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Public Companies Producing Goods or Services

in Israel's Illegal Settlements on Palestinian Land

 Company names in red denote companies held by the United Methodist

General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBPHB) as of January 31, 2014 

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United Methodists are responding to the urgent call from Palestinian Christians in
Kairos Palestine:  A Moment of Truth,  to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just peace in the Holy Land.. UMKR seeks – through nonviolent action and in partnership with Christians in Palestine – freedom, justice, and equality for all Palestinians and Israelis.

ACE AUTO DEPOT LTD. (TLV:ACDP) - owns hardware store in the illegal settlement

of Ma'ale Adumim
http://www.ace.co.il/default.asp?catid=%7BE79CAE46-40FB-4818-A7BF-FF1C01A96109%7D and
http://www.machat.co.il/businesses.php and
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/14/world/middleeast/14israel.html?_r=3&oref=slogin&oref=slogin& and

ALON BLUE SQUARE ISRAEL LTD. (NYSE:BSI) - has facilities in the Barkan and Atarot Industrial Zones and operates supermarkets in many West Bank settlements www.whoprofits.org/company/blue-square-israel and
http://www.haaretz.com/business/shefa-shuk-no-more-boycotted-chain-renamed-zol-b-shefa-1.378092 and

AVGOL INDUSTRIES 1953 LTD. (TLV:AVGL) - has a major manufacturing plant in the Barkan Industrial Zone
http://www.unitedmethodistdivestment.com/ReportCorporateResearchTripWestBank2010FinalVersion3.pdf (United Methodist eyewitness report) and
http://panjiva.com/Avgol-Ltd/1370180 and

AVIS BUDGET GROUP INC. (NASDAQ:CAR) - leases cars in the illegal settlements of Beitar Illit and Modi’in Illit
http://rent.avis.co.il/en/pages/car_rental_israel_stations and

BANK HAPOALIM LTD. (TLV:POLI) - has branches in settlements; provides financing for housing projects in illegal settlements, mortgages for settlers, and financing for the Jerusalem light rail project, which connects illegal settlements with Jerusalem
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/business/bank-hapoalim-to-lead-financing-for-jerusalem-light-rail-line-1.97706 and

BANK LEUMI LE-ISRAEL LTD. (TLV:LUMI) - provides financing and loans for illegal settlements and has branches in at least six illegal settlements
http://www.whoprofits.org/company/bank-leumi and
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2010/01/visit-to-pisgat-zeev-mall.html (see logo on Pisgat Ze’ev Mall)

BEZEQ (TLV:BEZQ) - provides telecommunication services to all of the Israeli settlements, army bases and checkpoints in the West Bank and to Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights
www.coat.ncf.ca/P4C/66/Bezeq.htm and
http://corporateoccupation.org/more-on-bezeq-infrastructure-in-israels-illegal-settlements/ and
http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=4681 and

BLUE SQUARE REAL ESTATE LTD. (TLV:BLSR) - owns property in illegal settlements which is leased to supermarkets that are owned by its parent company Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd.

BLUE SQUARE ISRAEL (NYSE:BSI) – a chain of supermarkets with facilities and/or stores in Barkan, Atarot, Ariel, Beitar Illit, Pisgat Ze’ev, Giv’at Ze’ev, and Modi’in Illit. (See Alon above) http://www.whoprofits.org/company/blue-square-israel

CARMEL HOLDINGS (TLV:CRHO) - has subidiaries located in Barkan Zone and Shahak Zone
http://www.whoprofits.org/company/carmel-holdings-il-formerly-betili and
http://business.highbeam.com/409649/article-1P2-33948396/human-cost-items-imported-israeli-settlements and

CASTRO MODEL LTD. (TLV:CAST) - has retail store in illegal settlement of Ma’ale Adumim; building new retail store in illegal settlement of Ariel
http://www.whoprofits.org/company/castro and

CEMEX (AMEX:CEQ) - has operations in an illegal settlement; illegally mines and sells Palestinian natural resources by transporting them to Israel in violation of Hague Conventions
http://www.unitedmethodistdivestment.com/ReportCorporateResearchTripWestBank2010FinalVersion3.pdf (Page 16) and
http://www.nl-aid.org/continent/middle-east/cemex-tries-to-reason-away-complicity-in-israeli-violations-of-international-law-video/ and

DAN VEHICLE AND TRANSPORTATION LTD. (TLV:DVT) - has car rental facilities in illegal settlements of Beitar Illit and Modi’in Illit
http://rent.avis.co.il/en/pages/about and

DELEK GROUP LTD. (TLV:DLEKG) operates gas stations and convenience stores in five illegal settlements and supplied fuel for a settlement construction project

DELTA GALIL INDUSTRIES LTD. (DELT:TV) - has a warehouse in the Barkan Industrial Zone and shops in two illegal settlements: Ma’ale Adumim and Pisgat Ze’ev.
(www.ImportGenius.com records of imports 2011-2012) and

DOR ALON ENERGY IN ISRAEL 1988 LTD. (TLV: DRAL) - has gas stations and stores in settlements
http://www.whoprofits.org/company/dor-alon and
http://corporateoccupation.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/businesses-in-the-east-jerusalem-settlement-pisgat-zeev/ and
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2010/01/visit-to-pisgat-zeev-mall.html (Pizza Hut logo on front of Pisgat Ze’ev Mall.),

FORMULA SYSTEMS LTD. (NASDAQ:FORTY) - has subsidiary (Matrix) in illegal settlement
http://mondediplo.com/2006/08/05offshoring and

GOLF & CO. (TLV:GOLF) - has stores in illegal West Bank settlements (Edomim Mall in Maele Adumim, Mall in Pisgat Ze’ev)
http://www.golfco.co.il/storeen/golf-edomim-mall-1-kedem-rd-maale-adumim/ and
http://www.golfco.co.il/golf-kids-stores/ and

HEIDELBERG CEMENT AG (ETR:HEI, FRA:HEI) - has a subsidiary called Hanson Israel with operations in three illegal West Bank settlements; illegally mines and sells Palestinian natural resources by transporting them to Israel in violation of the Hague Conventions http://whoprofits.org/company/heidelberg-cement and
http://www.unitedmethodistdivestment.com/ReportCorporateResearchTripWestBank2010FinalVersion3.pdf and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ols86IYCuio and

MALAM TEAM. (TLV:MLTM) - operates in illegal settlement of Beitar Illit
http://www.malamteam.com/solution_11746.eng;jsessionid=777FEFFCE74342DD54490231D139AFBD and http://www.whoprofits.org/company/malam-team

MATRIX IT LTD. (MTRX:TLV) - located in illegal settlement of Modi’in Illit
http://mondediplo.com/2006/08/05offshoring and
http://www.matrix.co.il/en-us/News/homepage/Pages/news15-10-07.aspx and

MEGA OR HOLDINGS (TLV:MGOR:IT) - is collaborating with Rami Levy to build a giant shopping mall in the illegal settlement of Ariel

MIZRAHI TEFAHOT BANK - (TLV:MZTF) provides financing for and has branches in settlements
http://www.whoprofits.org/company/mizrahi-tefahot-bank and

ORANGE SA (NYSE AND EPA:ORAN) - has authorized shops or kiosks and masts in a number of illegal settlements through its franchise Partner Communications. NOTE: THIS COMPANY HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THE TERMINATION OF ITS FRANCHISE CONTRACT WITH PARTNER. IF IT FOLLOWS THROUGH, IT CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST.
http://corporateoccupation.org/orange-still-making-the-future-bright-for-israels-illegal-settlements/ and

PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS (NASDAQ:PTNR, TLV:PTNR) - has hundreds of antennae and infrastructure facilities on occupied land in the West Bank and Golan Heights; provides cellular services to illegal settlers and soldiers in the occupied territories; has sales and service centers in settlements.
http://whoprofits.org/company/partner-communications-orange and

RAMI LEVY CHAIN STORES (TLV:RMLI) - building a giant superstore in illegal settlement of Ariel, where principal Rami Levy is building a large shopping mall; has stores in Ma’aele Adumim and other settlements
http://www.haaretz.com/business/.premium-1.527411 and
http://www.rami-levy.co.il/default.asp?catid=%7BA814458B-B5D4-4F61-925D-9CED1DAE3859%7D (map) and

SHUFERSOL LTD. (TASE:SAE) - is Israel’s largest supermarket chain, and has stores in illegal settlements such as Mae’ele Adumim