Borders are industries
In February of this year, the Israeli border technology company Elbit Systems Ltd. won a $145 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security to help the US secure its borders. According to Bloomberg.com, information on the Federal Business Opportunities website detailed the Homeland Security contract as calling for a company to "deliver surveillance equipment such as radars and cameras, mounted on fixed towers to help agents detect and track 'items of interest' along the border."
WhoProfits.Org is a research center that exposes commercial involvement and international companies in the Israeli control over Palestinian and Syrian land -- in other words, they monitor the The Israeli Occupation Industry. WhoProfits.org also has a detailed report of Elbit's business in Israel: "One of two main providers of the electronic detection fence to the seamline and Wall project in the occupied West Bank," the site reads. "Specifically, received the contract to the Jerusalem Envelope section of the Wall (Masu'a system) with the US Detekion."
On trauma, ideology and the difficulty of history / by Tali SF
There is a memory that I have that is one of my most vivid, though it happened almost twenty years ago. Even then, the event was shrouded in a darkness that in my recollection has only intensified with age. On this night I was asleep on the top bunk of a bed that I shared with my camp counselor. Sara had just ended her tour of duty in the Israeli army and as was tradition amongst many soldiers at the time, left Israel thereafter to embark on a lengthy vacation throughout North America and Europe.
Like many former soldiers, Sara spent her summer as a counselor at a . . .