B’tselem: advocaat-generaal IDF is “witwasmechanisme”

Door: Jan Schnerr - Laatst aangepast op: 25 mei 2016

Nieuws van 25 mei 2016

Klachten over geweld leiden tot niets. Lieberman nu minister. Volkswagen investeert in Israël.

NGO B’tselem stopt met doorsturen klachten.

B’tselem werkt in een zeer vijandige omgeving (foto: IMEMC, nov. 2015)

De niet-gouvernementele organisatie (ngo) B’tselem stopt na 25 jaar met het voorleggen van klachten over geweld tegen Palestijnen aan het Israëlische militair-justitiële systeem: “(…) it had been providing information to the Military Advocate General Corps about alleged abuses for 25 years, but had concluded it was increasingly a “whitewash mechanism and a mere semblance of justice. (…) continuing to file complaints to the military law enforcement system does more harm than good.” Dit staat uitvoerig gemotiveert in het nieuwe rapport, “The Occupation’s Fig Leaf.”

B’tselem concludeert: “This experience has led B’Tselem to the “recognition that there is no longer any point in pursuing justice and defending human rights by working with a system whose real function is measured by its ability to continue to successfully cover up unlawful acts and protect perpetrators.”

Jerusalem Post, 25 mei 2016

Lieberman definitief minister van Defensie

Avigdor Lieberman wordt definitief minister van Defensie. Premier Netanyahoe vandaag: “(…) welcomed Bayit Yehudi leader Avidgor Liberman into the governing coalition as Defense Minister, vowing that Israel remains committed to reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians.”

Israel National news, 25 mei 2016

Volkswagen investeert in Israël

De Duitse autobouwer Volkswagen stopt $300 miljoen in het jonge snelgroeiende Israëlische bedrijf Gett (Get taxi). Volkswagen topman Muller lichtte dit als volgt toe: “Alongside our pioneering role in the automotive business, we aim to become one of the world’s leading mobility providers by 2025. Within the framework of our future Strategy 2025, the partnership with Gett marks the first milestone for the Volkswagen Group on the road to providing integrated mobility solutions that spotlight our customers and their mobility needs.”

De topman van Gett verklaart in de Israëlische zakenkrant Globes: “The investment from Volkswagen will speed up our geographic expansion to the rest of Europe and the US (…) VW is an excellent strategic partner. (…) Gett allows VW to expand beyond car ownership.”

Gett is vergelijkbaar met het Amerikaanse Uber.

Globes, 24 mei 2016