Palestine Solidarity Campaign this week joins with ‘A Just Peace for Palestine’, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, and War on Want, in calling on BT to cut its ties with Bezeq International, a subsidiary of Israeli telecommunications company Bezeq.
Bezeq are deeply involved in supplying telecommunication services to illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, yet despite this, Bezeq International was accepted into BT’s ‘Global Alliance’ in January of this year.
Thousands have already called on BT to hang up on the occupation.
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Bezeq are deeply involved in supplying telecommunication services to illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, yet despite this, Bezeq International was accepted into BT’s ‘Global Alliance’ in January 2010.
BT has explicit commitments to upholding human rights and ethical business practices; the settlements are not just illegal but are also part of a regime that breaches Palestinian human rights under occupation. The response that BT have given so far does not address these issues but rather offers a justification for their partnership, by saying that PalTel, a Palestinian telecommunication company also use Bezeq. Such a response completely ignores the conditions that Palestinians face under the illegal occupation, as well as PalTel’s unequivocal statement that if they were permitted to build their own infrastructure, they would.
It is important we keep the pressure on who are well known for their ethical policy and are even considered as an ethical investor. You can use our easy to use e-tool to send a new letter to the CEO of BT, Ian Livingston, calling on BT to uphold their ethical principles.
PSC has set up an easy to use e-tool that allows you to send a model letter to Ian Livingston, the CEO of BT, calling for BT to disconnect from the settlements and occupation.
Email the CEO of BT now even if you have done so before: http://psc.iparl.com/lobby/54
- Full statement by PalTel on the company’s use of Israeli telecommunication infrastructure
- Initial letter sent by activists to BT’s CEO Ian Livingston
- Standard response from BT
For more information on the campaign visit at: http://disconnectnow.org/
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