October 03, 2006

Israel hits the hit parade

Four Israeli companies are now in the top one hundred arms dealers in the world. Here's Ha'aretz:
The companies are Israel Aircraft Industries, Rafael Arms Development Authority and Israel Military Industries.

The report, entitled "Arms without Borders", was launched as the United Nations opened its annual session on arms control, in the run up to a landmark vote at the UN to start work on an Arms Trade Treaty. It stresses that despite the lack of evidence that companies on the list violate international laws, the global arms trade encourages countries to violate human rights.

According to the report, two-thirds of weapons manufactured in Israel are designated for export.
And of course they're tried and tested.

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