Our petition highlights ﬁve companies. These serve as examples. TIAA-CREF is invested in other companies that proﬁt from the Israeli occupation (here is our most updated breakdown). Here are the ﬁve examples we included in our petition:
NORTHROP GRUMMAN proﬁts from the production of parts for the Apache helicopters and F-16 aircrafts used by Israel against civilians in Gaza during Israel’s 2008-09 assault.
CATERPILLAR proﬁts from the destruction of Palestinian homes and the uprooting of Palestinian orchards by supplying the armor-plated and weaponized bulldozers that are used for such demolition work.
VEOLIA proﬁts from the construction and expansion of illegal Jewish-only settlements by operating a landﬁll in the West Bank, exploiting Palestinian natural resources to serve the settlements, and by contracting for the future operation of an illegal light rail system connecting these settlements with Jerusalem.
ELBIT proﬁts from the conﬁscation of Palestinian land by providing surveillance equipment that is mounted on the Separation Wall, which was declared unlawful by the International Court of Justice.
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS proﬁts from Israel’s control of the Palestinian population by providing surveillance systems around Israeli settlements, checkpoints, and military camps in the West Bank, as well as communication systems to the Israeli army and West Bank settlers.
In addition, TIAA-CREF invests in other companies profiting from the Israeli occupation, including HEWLETT-PACKARD, which is currently available even in TIAA-CREF’s Social Choice accounts. Hewlett-Packard provides on-going support and maintenance to a biometric ID system installed in Israeli checkpoints in the occupied West Bank which deprive Palestinians of the freedom of movement in their own land and allows the Israeli military occupation to grant or deny special privileges to the civilians under its control.