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The Illegal Arms Trade and Israel | World Beyond War

By Terry Crawford-Browne, World BEYOND War, February 24 2021

An Israeli documentary film called The Lab was made in 2013. It was shown in Pretoria and Cape Town, Europe, Australia and the US and won numerous awards, even including at the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival.[i]

The thesis of the film is that the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank is a “lab” so that Israel can boast that its weapons have been “battle-tested and proven” for export. And, most grotesquely, how Palestinian blood is turned into money!

The American Friends Service Committee (the Quakers) in Jerusalem has just released its Database of Israeli Military and Security Exports (DIMSE).[ii]  The study details the global trade and use of Israeli armaments and security systems from the year 2000 to 2019.  India and the US have been the two major importers, with Turkey third.

This article first appeared in World Without War here: The Illegal Arms Trade and Israel – World Beyond War . . .

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