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Protesting the Technion`s `Arms trading course`
Shahaf Weisbein
Coordinator of Hamushim
Coalition of Women for Peace | 054-4443041

As part of the Global day of Action on Military Spending, Hamushim activists
delivered to the Technion hundreds of letters petitioning against their arms

course Defense Strategy for International Markets. The letters read:

Israeli military industries fuel conflicts around the world, and their
products are key to almost all mass killers, dictators and those involved in
genocides today.

The industry`s success is in fact based on a marketing system marketing its
success in asymmetrical warfare against the Palestinian civilian population,
at the expense

of the Israeli taxes, the environment, and civil society. Do not cave in to
militarism in the academy, do not reopen the arms export course!

The Technion, Israel`s leading academic institution, now offers this course
for arms exporters and defense industry executives, designed to teach them
how to form a

strategy for defense exports for international markets, to upgrade their
knowledge and expertise specifically regarding the international arms trade.

demonstrating at the Tel Aviv campus where the course takes place, today the
activists delivered to the Technion a creative act of resistance against the
course, on

behalf of the hundreds who signed the letter.

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