Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Occupation: what is it good for? #BDS

"According to OECD publications, Israel spends 8% of its GDP on
security (OECD, 2010), which makes it as the most militarized state in
the OECD, (most OECD countries spend 1%-2% of their GDP on security). It
also places Israel as one of the biggest spenders on security in the
world. But a recent study found that Israel actually spends a lot more
on security than the official figures admit. A more accurate estimate is
that Israel spends 12.3% of its GDP on security (Wolfson, 2009)."

Why Does Israel Still Occupy the Palestinians?
By SHIR HEVER
http://www.counterpunch.org/hever09242010.html

Book: The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation: Repression Beyond
Exploitation
Shir Hever
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/074532794X/counterpunchmaga

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