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Racial segregation on Israeli public bus: driver refused to transport Palestinian workers

A bus driver on the line from Tel Aviv to the West Bank settlement of Ariel did not allow Palestinians from the West Bank onto his bus. When forced to by a police officer, the driver made the workers get off the bus at the Barkan settlement, which was not their destination. 

submitted by: Alternative Information Center (AIC) Sunday, 19 August 2012 16:29

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 Veolia assists illegal settlement in operating Tovlan landfill in the occupied Jordan ValleySubmitted by Adri Nieuwhof on Wed 01.08.2012-09:36

Veolia says it has sold Tovlan landfill in the JordanValleyto the nearby Israeli settlement of Masua, but the company is still involved as supervisor and consultant. On its official website, Veolia Australiamentions some details of the sale in a comment to the blog Illegal Dumping of Waste

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French Conglomerate Veolia is continueing its disengagement from the Israeli transportation business 

Last week the firm agreed to sell to Egged its 25% share in the company that operates theJerusalemlight rail system, and now Veolia is in advanced negotiations to sell part of its public transportation Connex bus division to the Afikim group…however…. Veolia’s other operations inIsraelshow a profit and the company is interested in expanding its Israeli operations in water, energy and environmental services.

submitted by Adri Nieuwof May 29th 2012

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Palestinian, Dutch groups tell The Hague: don’t give contract to Israel settlement profiteer Veolia

Veolia subsidiary Connex operates bus lines to illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank (Photo: Anne Paq/ActiveStills)

Dutch and Palestinian human rights organizations are calling for the Dutch regional administrative council of Haaglanden — whose major city isThe Hague— to exclude Veolia Transport from bidding for a bus contract, because of the firm’s role in projects that strengthenIsrael’s illegal settlements in the occupiedWest Banksuch as the Jerusalem Light Rail and the Tovlan landfill. 

Submitted by Adri Nieuwhof on Fri, 11th May 2012-16:31

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Veolia treats wastewater from Modi’in Illit settlement

Recent research shows that Veolia is involved in “new” Israeli projects in the occupiedWest Bank. Veolia WaterIsrael provides services to the illegal settlement of Modi’in Illit, and Veolia Transportation Israel operates a total of seven – instead of four – bus lines that run through Palestinian land.

Submitted by Adri Nieuwhof on Thu, 02/02/2012-08:12

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Veolia must stop assisting the occupier and leave Jerusalem, says Hamas spokesperson

Submitted by Adri Nieuwhof on Tue, 24th January 2012-07:32

On his visit to Switzerland, Hamas spokesperson Mushir al-Masri unequivocally condemned the Jerusalem Light Rail project . French companies Veolia and Alstom should stop assisting the occupier and leaveJerusalem, he said.

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Veolia attempts to sugar coat its complicity with Israel’s violations of international law

Veolia continues to be involved in the Jerusalem Light Rail project. According to Haaretz, the State of Israel has held up the sale of Veolia’s share in the light rail to Egged. Moreover, the company will continue to deliver consultancy services to Egged if the deal materializes.

submitted by Aid Netherlands December 15th 2011

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BDS Victory: Alstom loses Saudi Haramain Railway contact worth $10,000,000

submitted by BNC on Thursday 27.10.11

The BDS National Committee (BNC) has declared a long sought-after victory as Alstom lost the bid for the second phase of the Saudi Haramain Railway project, worth $10 billion US dollars, after pressure from the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, including effective campaigning from the newly launched KARAMA, a European campaign to Keep Alstom Rail And Metro Away

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Bin Veolia Protest at the Natural History Museum

Over 25 human rights activists demonstrated outside the Natural History Museum (NHM) onSaturday 22nd October 2011to protest against Veolia’s sponsorship of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Natural History Museum. The French multinational company Veolia is complicit inIsraelsoccupation of theWest Bank. Its the third year running that the Natural History Museum has chosen Veolia as the sponsor for this prestigious competition and exhibition.

submitted by inminds26th October 2011

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French Giant Veolia cut down to size for abusing Palestinian human rights

Maren Mantovani and Michael Deas  The Electronic Intifada 26 August 2011

A recent merger between Veolia’s transport division and a subsidiary of the main French state investment fund indicates French industry and government have united to find a simple solution to Veolia’s problems: let the taxpayers finance Veolia’s income losses — and its complicity with Israeli war crimes and human rights abuses against the Palestinian people.

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 Veolia keeps silent about two bus services to illegal settlements

Submitted by Adri Nieuwhof on Wed,08/24/2011-10:14

The Derail Veolia Campaign is taking off in theUnited States. In response, Veolia has spread the information that it “does not operate other bus services in theWest Bank” besides the bus lines 109 and 110.  Last week, Who Profits, a research project of the Israeli Coalition of Women for Peace, found that Veolia operates two other bus services to settlements in the occupiedWest Bank.

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BDS Victory: Veolia loses yet another contract in the UK

Submitted by nora on Thu,08/04/2011-06:42

“Veolia is paying a high price for its complicity in Israel’s occupation and violations of international law,” stated a press release from the UK-based Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) on Wednesday, after the French urban systems corporation lost yet another contract this time in Ealing,London.

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Corporations found guilty at Russell Tribunal second session

Adri Nieuwhof  The Electronic Intifada   1 December 2010

On 22 November a jury of international experts announced their verdict that compelling evidence shows corporate complicity in Israeli violations of international law. The verdict followed two full days of presentations inLondonat the second international session of the Russell Tribunal onPalestinefrom 20 to 21 November.

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Veolia whitewashes ilegal light rail project

Adri Nieuwhof  The Electronic Intifada 25 August 2010

Last week the Israeli daily Haaretz reported that the consortium holding the contract to the controversial Jerusalem light rail project surveyed city residents on whether they would feel comfortable sharing rail service with Palestinians.

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Still doing Veolia’s dirty work: Veoli’s landfill in the Jordan valley

Corporate WatchJuly 22nd 2010

As Corporate Watch has previously reported, Veolia run the Tovlan landfill site in the occupied JordanValley as well as provide rubbish collection services to numerous settlements in the area. .. On a recent trip there Corporate Watch decided to pay them another visit to see if we could prove them wrong…

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Veolia’s dirty business: The Tovlan landfill 

Corporate WatchJan 28 2010 

On a recent visit to the area, Corporate Watch investigated the impact of Veolia’s other big operation on occupied land: the Tovlan landfill.

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Veolia to Remain in Toxic Citypass Scheme for Next Five Years.

Corporate WatchDec 2 2009

Over the last year Corporate Watch has reported on the growing international campaign against Veolia and its attempts to extract itself from a controversial contract with the Israeli government.

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Veolia and Alstom continue to abet Israel‘s rights violations

Adri Nieuwhof  The Electronic Intifada 24 November 2009

Despite mounting pressure to withdraw from the light rail project inJerusalemdesigned to serve the needs of Israel’s illegal settlements, the French transportation giant Veolia is set to be highly involved in the project for the next five years. The company needs to support its new Israeli partner, the Dan Bus Company, which lacks the experience to operate the light rail.

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