In September, DSEI, one of the world’s biggest arms fairs, took place in London’s ExCeL centre. Israel’s three largest arms companies – Elbit, Israeli Aerospace Industries and Rafael – were present at DSEI 2015, and an Israeli national pavilion inside the fair hosted many smaller Israeli arms companies. In addition to Israeli arms companies, the country’s major arms suppliers were there: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and ThyssenKrupp among many others.
But DSEI was challenged with daily creative direct action, as activists held a week of action ahead of the fair to block equipment from entering the fair. Continue reading “Stop Arming Israel action against the DSEI arms fair”