TRADING AWAY PEACE: How Europe helps sustain illegal Israeli settlements.
Date of Publication: 30 October 2012
The October 2012 report titled “TRADING AWAY PEACE: How Europe helps sustain
illegal Israeli settlements” is the result of a joint project of 22
organizations, including International Federation for Human Rights, Norwegian
People’s Aid, Medical Aid for Palestinians. By providing details of involvement
of European companies, the report shows how Europe facilitates the entrenchment
and growth of the illegal Israeli settlements through the economic cooperation.
It also outlines the effects of the Israeli settlements on Palestinians,
explains why the settlements are illegal, highlights the restrictions on
Palestinian economy and trade, discloses European corporate and political links
with the settlements, analyses European policies with regard to the
settlements, and in the end recommends a range of concrete and feasible
measures to bring the actions of national governments and the European Union in
line with their position on the illegality of the settlements.