Israeli Propaganda Machine Nets Australian Companies

In January 2010 a Mossad assassination squad murdered Hamas’ Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai. The killers carried identities and passports belonging to innocent others, five of whom were Australian. Israel sanctioned these identity thefts and the criminal use of forged passports so it’s no big deal for them to co-opt 508 Australian companies without their permission and list them in the Australian Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) CleanTech sector web site ( ).

Rainbow Power Company in street parade in Nimbin


AICC engaged Israeli firm d&a Visual Insights to produce data maps for Australian companies working in waste management, general industry and transport, power production and water treatment. Among these I spotted the Rainbow Power Company (RPC) based in Nimbin. I contacted them about their inclusion on the AICC website and pointed out that it appeared they were on side with Israel and this ran counter to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign which, I explained, was designed to force Israel to comply with international law. They told me that they were unaware the RPC was included and stated they would request its removal. Follow up revealed that the AICC had told them they could do nothing as d&a Visual Insights were responsible for the database. Today, the RPC is still listed.

I wrote to AICC contacts throughout Australia, New Zealand and Tel Aviv and also to the Israeli embassy, Canberra (ambassador Yuval Rotem is a patron of AICC). I received one reply from Michael Nathan in New Zealand who began his response with: “You clearly don’t like Israel” and then continued by suggesting that I’d better throw away my mobile phone and destroy my computer as these used Israeli technology. Google was also proscribed as “it also runs on Israeli algorithms”. He avoided the issue. There were no responses from Austrade or the Australian government.

Mr Joe Green of d&a Visual Insights wrote yesterday: “Obviously you are not aware that d&a Visual Insights is an Israeli company.
So you’ll be breaching the boycott just be(sic) speaking with me…Since all information in the AICC maps is based on public information we do not require the permission of the participating companies (my emphasis). Specifically regarding the Rainbow Power Company, I’m afraid you’ll have to take it to the AICC. As I wrote to you before, If we’ll receive such instructions from our client we’ll comply. Warm regards from the Jewish State”.

The inclusion of these companies on the AICC website is totally unacceptable as they are all corralled under the AICC flag (a composite of the Star of David and the Australian Commonwealth Star). There is no disclaimer stating that these companies are listed without their permission so it appears they have elected to be listed and are thus pro Israel. The following unions have endorsed the BDS campaign: Electrical Trades Union, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union, the Queensland branch of the Rail Tram and Bus Union and the Finance Sector Union. Many companies, their shareholders and workers may well support the BDS campaign but their affiliation is compromised through this Israeli arrogation.

Gareth W R Smith
14 Cumbebin Park
Byron Bay
NSW 2481
Tel: (61)2-66858410
MOB: 0422298165

“Those who can make you believe in absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” Voltaire

George Orwell, ‘Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.’

“The sleep of reason produces monsters.” Goya

Gareth Smith
MOB: 0422 298 165
Email: maxigar

“The sleep of reason produces monsters” Goya
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities” Voltaire
“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” Dom Helder Camara, Brazilian Archbishop

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2 thoughts on “Israeli Propaganda Machine Nets Australian Companies

  1. Justice for Palestine (Bris) says:

    Brisbane BDS Campaign anti-apartheid activists target the Seacret Dead Sea Cosmetics stall in the Myer centre in Brisbane City as part of Israeli Apartheid Week. Activists have been calling on shoppers and Myer Centre management to respect the call to boycott products made in Israel until it respects human rights and complies with International Law.


    The action was part of the global BDS movement to Boycott Israeli goods.
    The Boycott Divestment Sanctions Campaign initiated by Palestinian trade unions and civil society in 2005 has the aim of * Ending Israel’s occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall * Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and * Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194
    Boycott Divestment Sanctions Campaign Australia March 2 2012

  2. Sam Waite says:

    I agree with Gareth that people that condone bloodshed and murder should not be tolerated.

    I don’t, however, see how ASX Listed public company information can be controlled. These companies are public as shareholder and the public need to know their plans, strategies and financials.

    We cannot therefore expect them to be able to choose where this public information is published or compiled.

    I think efforts would be better served in looking at the political agenda rather than a business agenda.

    In addition I fail to see a link between the actions of the Mossad and their use of “stolen” Australian Passports and the compiling of public company information. Maybe this information would be more credible without an attempt to link the agenda of spys with the agenda of business.

    Sam Waite

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