Letters to the Technion: Stop Teaching Arms Trading
Organized by Hamushim, Coalition of Women for Peace
Hamushim activists delivered to the Technion hundreds of letters petitioning against their arms trading 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. After demonstrating at the Tel Aviv campus where the course takes place, today the activists delivered to the Technion this creative act of resistance against the course, on behalf of the hundreds who signed the letter.)