Israeli Technology Products Boycotted by Tech World Citizens – 7 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip has received criticism from various parties.

In fact, currently many people are boycotting a number of products from Israel, including in the technology sector. The popularity of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is increasing in several countries.

BDS is a consumer boycott (rejection) movement to convince traders around the world to stop selling products from Israel. BDS aims to put economic pressure on Israel to grant equal rights to Palestinians.

Generally, the BDS movement includes companies that involve illegal settlements, exploit the natural resources of Palestinian land, and use Palestinians as cheap labor.

The following are Israeli technology products that have been boycotted through the BDS movement, as compiled CNBC Indonesia.

1. HP

According to the BDS Movement, HP brand companies provide and operate technology used by Israel to maintain a system of apartheid, occupation, and settlement colonialism over the Palestinian people.

FILE PHOTO: A Hewlett-Packard logo is seen at the company's Executive Briefing Center in Palo Alto, California January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD - SEARCH GLOBAL BUSINESS 19 FEB FOR ALL IMAGESPhoto: REUTERS/Stephen Lam

“In addition to providing services and technology to the Israeli army and police guarding Israel’s illegal occupation and siege of Gaza, HP also provides exclusive Itanium servers to the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority for their Aviv systems,” wrote the BDS Movement.

2. Siemens

Siemens is claimed to be involved in efforts to build the EuroAsia Interconnector in illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

The EuroAsia Interconnector is planned to connect Israel’s electricity network with Europe. Reportedly, illegal settlements on Palestinian land will be stolen to benefit from the electricity trade between Israel and the European Union produced from fossil gas.

3. Waze

This digital map service is widely used by global users. The application uses real time data from users, then will provide the best route by measuring accidents and traffic jams.

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The company was founded by Uri Levine, Ehud Shabtai and Amir Shinar in 2008. Around 2013, the company was bought by Google for US$1.1 billion.

4. Tailor Brands

Founded in 2014, the marketing technology startup utilizes AI technology. In addition, Tailor Brands also provides personalized logos and websites as well as to form an LLC.

The company was founded by Nadav Shatz, Tom Lahat, and Yali Saar. The startup has secured funding of up to US$70.6 million from investors such as GoDaddy and Pitango VC.

5. Helios

Helios was founded by Eli Cohen and Ran Nozik. They create a company that can solve problems, understand and test all services and applications.

The startup has received funding of US$ 5 million. Some of the investors include Entree Capital and Amiti Ventures.

6. Firebolt

This startup was founded in 2019 and was founded by Ariel Yaroshevich, Eldad Farkash, and Saar Bitner. So far, Firebolt has received US$26 million in funding and Alkeon Capital is one of the investors.

For your information, Firebolt has developed cloud data for users to simplify access to insights and analytical capabilities. In addition, users can analyze sub-seconds and take advantage of optimized computing and storage technology.

7. Jolt

Jolt was founded in 2015 by Lior Frenkel, Nadav Leshem, Nitzan Cohen Arazi, and Roei Deutsch. Funding has been obtained of US$23.3 million, from investors including Balderton Capital, Octopus Ventures, UpWest, and Hillsven Capital.

Some program graduates from this ed-tech startup work at Uber, Netflix, Shopify, Facebook, and YouTube.

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