Motorola (NYCBI)

NYCBI's "Summer in the Street for Justice in Palestine" in 2009
Images from NYCBI's "Summer in the Street for Justice in Palestine" in 2009

Press Release

For Immediate Release

New York, NY, June 28 - Twenty New York activists performed near a street fair at Greeley Square in Manhattan on Saturday, calling for a boycott of communications giant Motorola until it stops providing technology to the Israeli army and settlement movement. It was the third action organized by the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel (NYCBI) and the first of a planned series of summer actions around the city to publicize the campaign. Motorola has been targeted for boycott by the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation and groups throughout the country because of their business with the Israeli army and illegal Israeli settlements.



In the wake of Israel’s recent assault on the people of Gaza, and US government complicity in the attacks, it is more important than ever to challenge Israeli policies. When our governments do not enforce international law and ensure basic standards of decency, we the people have the responsibility to do so.

Press Release



New York, NY, April 3, 2009 – Motorola has sold a controversial unit that produced bomb fuses and other equipment for the Israeli military, according to the Israeli financial newspaper Globes. The sale rids Motorola of some activities that had made it the target of a growing boycott in the US and worldwide. No explanation was offered in the media reports for the sale by Motorola Israel - a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola - of its unit called Government Electronics Department (GED) to the Israeli company Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd.


The sale came just days after a March 30 protest in Brooklyn by The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel (NYCBI) kicking off a city-wide campaign to boycott Motorola over its support for Israeli apartheid. Ryvka Bar Zohar from NYCBI commented, “We are heartened that Motorola has eliminated at least its production of bomb fuses for bombs that Israel dropped on the Palestinian and Lebanese people. But we will continue our campaign to boycott Motorola until it is clear that it has eliminated production and sale of all products used to support Israeli apartheid.”