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Exported Israeli settlement products


settlementproducts.org
6 April 2002

Export from Israeli settlements is reported at about US$ 200 million a year.

SECTION I


Manufactured Israeli settlement products which have been purchased or located in Member States of the EU, or whose importation has been tracked:

COSMETICS


AHAVA


Skin care/paramedical products for face, body and hair incorporating Dead Sea minerals and water.

AHAVA Plant
Dead Sea Laboratories Ltd.
Mitzpeh Shalem M.P. Dead Sea 86983

Manufactured by Dead Sea Laboratories Ltd. at Kibbutz Mitzpeh Shalem, located at the northern end of the Dead Sea inside the West Bank.

Found in:
Belgium: Brussels: Espace Conseil
France: Paris: B.H.V.; Galerie Louise, Bazar Suzanne
The Netherlands: available primarily through health spas and beauty salons, e.g. Thermos Sauna Beauty Shop, Amsterdam
UK: London: Selfridges; Gees Chemist. Also available at: John Gordon; Zest Pharmacy; Highfield Pharmacy; Care Chemist and numerous other shops and chemists.


FOOD AND BEVERAGES


Achva


Sesame products: Halva, Tehina, Sweets and Syrups.
Achva halva is marketed in packages ranging from 25 grams to 3 kilogram blocks.

Produced by:
Achdut Factory for Tehina, Halva & Sweets
Shoham St., P.O.B. 79
Industrial Zone
44820 Barkan

Located in the Barkan Industrial Zone in the western West Bank

Achva halva found in:

Belgium: Brussels: Delhaize
UK: London: Harrods

Beigel & Beigel


Pretzels, savoury biscuits and crackers
Beigel & Beigel Ltd.
P.O.B. 9
Yhaom, Barkan 44820

Located in the Barkan Industrial Zone in the western West Bank

Found in:
Belgium: Brussels: Delhaize
UK: London: Harrods

Mei Eden


Standard size bottles and 19-litre mineral water barrel

Eden Springs Ltd.
P.O.B. 17
Katzrin Industrial Zone

Located in the Katzrin industrial zone on the Golan Heights. Bottles water from the Golan Heights “Avel Salukia” spring.

Mei Eden’s European marketing strategy focuses on its 19-litre mineral water barrel for coolers. According to Mei Eden, European sales currently account for 20 percent of Mei Eden’s revenues. Mei Eden has focused its European marketing efforts on Switzerland, Spain and France.

WINES


Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd.


Varieties of wine sold under the Reserved, Barkan and Village labels.

Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd.
P.O. Box 31
Industrial Zone
44820 Barkan

The winery is located in the Barkan Industrial Zone in the western West Bank.

Minimal export and difficult to find.

Found in:
France: Paris: Écouffes Alimentation
Germany: Beerendorf: Weinhaus Beerendorf; Witzhave: Ron Rieß (importer)
The Netherlands: The Hague: Hema
Sweden: Stockholm: available previously at System Bolaget
UK: London: Sussers

Golan Heights Winery


Varieties of wine sold under the Yarden, Gamla and Golan labels.
The Golan Heights Winery
P.O. Box 183
Industrial Area Katzrin 12900

The winery is located in the Katzrin Industrial Area on the Golan Heights.

A list of the Golan Heights Winery’s world-wide agents is available via its website:
http://www.golanwines.co.il

Found in:
Belgium: Brussels: Le Cellier & Epicure
France: Paris: Écouffes Alimentation
Germany: Frankfurt/Main: A&L Aviv GmbH
The Netherlands: The Hague: Hema
Sweden: Stockholm: available previously at System Bolaget
UK: London: Harrods; Selfridges

HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS


Barkan Carpets (S.B.) Ltd.


Polyester loop carpet manufactured in the Barkan industrial zone in the western West Bank

Barkan Carpets
Industrial Zone
44820 Barkan

Known to have been imported into the UK. In addition Barkan Carpets lists the Netherlands as a country it exports to.

Soda-Club Ltd.

In-home carbonation systems and syrups for the preparation of soda and soft drinks. Soda Stream, Soda Cool, Soda Fun labels.

Soda-Club Ltd.’s manufacturing facility is located in the Mishor Adumim (Edomim) Industrial Zone between Jerusalem and Jericho.

A list of Soda-Club international enterprises is available via its website: http://www.sodaclubenterprises.com Version 06 April 2002 3

German distributor: Brita GmbH, Taunusstein-Neuhof
The Netherlands: Soda Club International BV, Breda
Switzerland: Soda-Club Distribution SA, Mount Lausanne
UK: Soda Club (Europe) Ltd., Peterborough and Soda Stream Ltd., Peterborough
Found in:
UK: London: Boots the Chemists Ltd.

SECTION II


AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS


Dates


Growing dates is one of the major agricultural activities carried out by nearly half of the Israeli settlements located in the Jordan Rift Valley, and contributes significantly to their economic viability.

“Jordan Plains” and “Jordan River” are the major Israeli date export brands. The main date varieties grown in the Jordan Valley are “Medjoul” and “Deglet Nour”. In the case of Jordan Plains, the dates the company markets are grown exclusively on Israeli settlement plantations. Jordan Plains dates are exported in market bulk packages (5 kgs) as “Produce of Jordan Valley – Israel” by the Agrexco Agricultural Export Company under its brand label “Carmel”.

In the case of Jordan River, Jordan River Bio Top and King Solomon (brand names of Hadiklaim - the Israel Date Growers Cooperative Ltd.), dates grown on Israeli settlements are either:
1) co-mingled with dates grown on date plantations inside Israel
2) packaged at settlement packing houses in bulk packages (5 kgs) which are identical to the bulk packages used at the main Jordan River packing houses inside Israel

Market bulk packages of dates are available generally via wholesalers and in street fruit and vegetable markets. In supermarkets and produce stores the dates are often re-packaged into smaller quantities which designate Israeli origin. These smaller quantities are sometimes packaged under the supermarket’s own label.

Branded packages found in:
France: Paris: Alimentation Rićher
Germany: Köln: Zündorf & Zerres; Mülheim/Ruhr: Tengelmann
Sweden: Stockholm: Konsum Fleminggatan; Olsson & Söner AB
UK: London: Sainsbury’s

Re-packaged Israeli Medjool dates found in:
UK: London: Waitrose; Safeway

Cut Flowers


About 80% of Israeli flowers are exported to European auctions, particularly the Aalsmeer and Flora auctions in the Netherlands. About 15% are sold by the Agrexco Agricultural Export Company under its brand label “Carmel”. Cut flowers exported by Agrexco are packaged in bulk packages marked “Carmel Flowers”.

The Yesha (Hebrew acronym for Judea and Samaria and Gaza) settlement web site, Jordan Valley communities, describes flower cultivation as the most important component of Jordan Valley settlement agriculture. Settlement flowers are sold under the grower’s identity number on either the Netherlands and/or German auctions, or are pooled with flowers from Israel for sale by Agrexco as Carmel Flowers.

The most common flowers grown in Jordan Valley settlements are:
Roses (long stem and short stem)
Gypsophila (baby’s breath)
Gerbera (transvaal daisy)
Solidago (goldenrod)
Hypericum
Helianthus (sunflower)
Carnation
Aster

Grapes


Table grapes grown in settlements in the Jordan Rift Valley are exported to Europe by the Agrexco Agricultural Export Company under its brand label “Carmel”. Some grapes are exported by the Jordan River Grapes company. Main export table grape varieties are Perlette, generally available in May and June, followed by Superior Seedless and Thompson Seedless. The largest European importer of Israeli grapes is the Netherlands.

Herbs


Growing herbs and spices is one of the major agricultural activities carried out by Israeli settlements in the Jordan Rift Valley. Settlement herbs and spices are sold as Fresh Herbs, or, if organic, as Organic Fresh Herbs, by the Agrexco Agricultural Export Company under its brand label “Carmel”. The bulk packaging of settlement herbs would be identical to that of herbs/spices grown in Israel and exported by Agrexco. In supermarkets herbs and spices are often re-packaged into smaller quantities which designate origin as Israeli.

Cherry Tomatoes


According to the secretary-general of the Yesha Council of settlements, the Gaza Strip settlement of Netzarim supplies 25 percent of Israel’s exports of cherry tomatoes. The website of another Israeli settlement located in the Gaza Strip, Moshav Gadid, states that the Gaza settlement bloc of Gush Katif supplies 45 percent of all of Israel’s tomato exports. In the Yakal Gatif export regional packing house in Gaza cherry tomatoes are packaged under at least the following Carmel/Agrexco labels in 250 gram (8.8 oz) punnets. At point-of-purchase the packaging is indistinguishable from that of cherry tomatoes grown and packaged inside Israel.

Bio-Top Organic Cherry Tomatoes, bar code number: 7 290002 766308
Cherry Tomatoes On the Vine, bar code number: 7 290002 766315
Dana cherries, bar code number: 7 290002 766056

These products have been found in supermarkets and/or produce stores in:
France
The Netherlands
UK

Private label:
Settlement cherry tomatoes may be labeled under a private labels as in the case of Naturkost Füllhorn Öko Cherry-Tomaten packaged by Yakal Gatif for the Köln, Germany-based REWE Handelsgruppe GmbH.

Other agricultural products grown in Gush Katif and exported under the Carmel label by Agrexco are Bio-Top organic cucumbers and Bio-Top organic bell peppers (capsicum).

Section III


Settlement manufacturing firms which advertise that their products are available in the EU but whose presence in European markets has not been researched:

Abir Textile Industries Ltd.


Manufacturer of various sewing threads, notably Abir brands Uni Core and Core Jet threads (used for heavy duty sewing machines, for jeans, harnesses, footwear). Located in the Barkan industrial zone in the western West Bank.

POB 12 Barkan Industrial Zone
Barkan 44820
Tel: +972 3 9364854
Fax: +972 3 9364855
Tel Aviv office:
8 Yehuda Halevi St. Tel Aviv
Tel: +972 3 5173891
Fax: +972 3 5170251

Export to France, Germany, Greece, UK, USA
“Trade names and foreign representatives”:
Akova (Germany)
Barmeg (Germany)

Adanim Tea Co. (1991) Ltd.


Bio-organic herbal teas and spices as well as ordinary herbal, fruit and medical teas. Located on Ofra settlement

POB 38
90627 Ofra
Tel: +972 2 9975691

Export to France, Germany, Netherlands, UK

Adumim Chemicals Ltd.


Manufacturers of food additives and preservatives (emulsifying agents and enzymes for the food industry; chemicals for cosmetics, perfumery, detergents and soaps). Located in Mishor Adumim (Edomim) Industrial Zone between Jerusalem and Jericho.

36 Haruvit, Mishor Adumim
90610 Maale Adumim
Tel: +972 2 5353565

Export to Greece, Ireland

Extal Ltd.


Manufacturers and distributors of aluminum profiles. Main office in the Maale Adumim settlement near Jerusalem

1 Etam Street
98510 Maale Adumim
Tel: +972 2 5355180

Export to Austria, Germany

Kibbutz Harum


Kibbutz Harum on the Golan Heights manufactures water-supply products for the European market. Europe is reportedly Kibbutz Harum’s largest market with about US$ 3 million in annual sales.

Lipski Plastic Industries Ltd.


Producer of plastic injected products: “juvenile products; toys; juvenile furniture; bathroom accessories; flushing cistern; toilet seats; sanitation.” Located in the Barkan Industrial Zone in the western West Bank

PO Box 68, Industrial Area
Barkan 44820
Tel +972 3 9366101 or 9066800

“Lipski is part of the KETER GROUP which is Israel’s major plastic producer of consumer goods with four production units in Israel, one in Netherlands, one in the US, a marketing company in the UK and an R&D and mold manufacturing unit in Yoknam, Israel.”

Export to the U.S.

Mapal Plastic Products


Manufacturers of finished and semi-finished desktop items made out of polypropylene to customer requirements. Client categories: 1) wholesalers and chain stores – school and college supply 2) wholesalers and chain stores – stationary supply 3) chain stores – household goods 4) stationary and school supply manufacturers 5) industrial and agricultural. Located on the Golan Heights.

Trade name: Flic-Stationary

Mapal Plastic Products Agricultural Products Division produces polypropylene growing troughs for various substrates, thickness of the growing troughs ranges from 800 to 1200 micron (for greenhouses)

Kibbutz Mevo-Hama
2934 Golan Heights

Website: http://www.flic.co.il

Export to France, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, USA

Shamir Food Industries Ltd.


Producer of prepared salads under the brand name:
Shamir
A Family of Delies

Some of the 75 assorted salads reportedly produced by Shamir: Humous, Oriental Cabbage, Peppers & Olives, Matbucha, Tachina Sesame dip. Located in the Barkan industrial zone in the western West Bank.

POB 005
Barkan Industrial Park
M.P. Efraim 44804
Tel: +972 3 9364160

Container options range from 100 gr to 10 kgs.

Shamir advertises that it sells its salads to many of the world’s largest supermarket chains: “Tesco, Waitrose, Safeway and Harrods in the U.K.; Delhaize in Belgium; as well as Monoprix and Leclerc in France”

Private label available.

SECTION IV


Investment in settlement enterprises by foreign firms; Licensees

Aqua International Partners, L.P.


345 California Street, Suite 1770
San Francisco, California 94104
Tel: +1 415-743-1505
Fax: +1 415-743-1504
Website: http://www.waterfund.com

Aqua International Partners, a San Francisco-based equity fund which finances water supply and wastewater treatment in developing countries, invested some US$ 47.5 million for a 25% stake in Eden Springs Ltd. (Mayanot Eden Ltd.). Eden Springs Ltd. produces Mei Eden bottled mineral water in the Katzrin Industrial Zone on the Golan Heights.

Aqua International Partners was founded with support from the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (“OPIC”), a U.S. government agency. Aqua International Partners is a member of Texas Pacific Group, an investment partnership based in Fort Worth and San Francisco, which invests in environmental, airline, banking, and other companies in the U.S., Latin America and Asia. William Reilly, the founder and CEO of Aqua International Partners and former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is a member of the Board of Directors of Eden Springs, Ltd.

Burger King International


Burger King reportedly reneged on its August 26, 1999 agreement to remove the Burger King logo and products from an Israeli franchisee location in the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.

Fleurmec


Mapal Plastic Products on the Golan Heights represents Fleurmerc of the Netherlands http://flic.co.il

Lavazza – Espresso Point


Eden Springs Ltd., which bottles and markets Mei Eden water from the Golan Heights, holds the rights to distribute “Lavazza – Espresso Point” coffee capsules and espresso machines in Israel. The company markets this brand directly to homes and businesses. In February 2002 Eden Springs Ltd signed an agreement, via a subsidiary, to acquire all the outstanding shares of two companies – Rent a Cooler Sweden and Rent a Cooler Norway.

Levi’s and Marks and Spencers


Abir Textile Industries Ltd., located in the Barkan industrial zone, promotes its branded sewing threads Uni Core and Core Jet by saying that manufacturers for companies such as Marks and Spencers and Levi’s have had company approval for use of Abir’s threads in the production of their products.

Stock S.p.A.


Corso Cavour n. 5
34132 Trieste Italy
Tel: +39 040 3888111
Fax: +39 040 3888112
Website: http://www.stock-spa.it

Brands of the Italian distillery Stock are produced under license by Barkan Wine Cellars which is located in the Barkan Industrial Zone in the western West Bank. According to Stock’s website’s international distribution network page, Barkan produces the following brands: Stock 84 Brandy; Grappa Julia; Keglevich Fruit Vodka, Keglevich Clear Vodka; Monfort Wines.

Since 1995 Stock has been part of the German multinational Eckes AG, a leader in the production and distribution of spirits and fruit juices. Grappa Julia is one of Eckes AG top alcoholic brands.

Eckes AG
Ludwig-Eckes-Allee 6
Nieder-Olm 55268, Germany
Fax: +49 (0) 613 635-2425
Website: http://www.eckes-ag.de


Comment:

This valuable research is sourced from the website www.settlementproducts.org from 2002. In 2005 the site ceased to exist. The site seemed to have been created solely to make this research available to everyone. We have included below an image of the single page that formed the original website:



www.settlementproducts.org (2002)

Source: www.settlementproducts.org


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