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 (http://usasearch.dainfo.com/Cleantech_Australia_Tech/Template1/Pages/StartSearchPage.aspx ).
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
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