Arms export to Israel is not in line with the 8 EU criteria for arms export. The EU criteria clearly prohibits export of military equipment if there is a clear risk that the proposed export might be used for internal repression (criteria 2), provoke or prolong armed conflicts or aggravate existing tensions or conflicts in the country of final destination (criteria 3) or if there is a clear risk that the intended recipient would use the proposed export aggressively against another country or to assert by force a territorial claim (criteria 4) . Export to Israel through third countries and transfer of (mainly American ) military goods through EU sea and air ports are not tested against the EU arms export criteria at all.
Europese militaire relaties met Israel Overview article bij Campagne tegen Wapenhandel, in Dutch, published in Soemoed november 2010.
Quaker Council on European Affairs Briefing Paper: Security Co-operation between the EU and Israel
Details of QCEA’s research into EU-funded security research and its relevance to peacebuilding in the Middle East. 02/12/2010
Quaker Council on European Affairs Briefing Paper: EU and Israel: the Arms Trade
What more can the EU do about the arms trade to Israel? 02/12/2010
An overview of arms exports from the EU to Israël of 07/02/2009 on the website of GRIP (in French). Note that this overview only gives direct exports. The exports of components through third countries is not listed. See also overview article on www.EU.Observer of 07/01/2009
Qui arme lóccupation de la Palestine? Une campagne dévolant les connections militaires internationals d’Israël. Blog Libanaise.
Information on Israeli arms companies profiting from the European Security Research Programme, see Ben Hayes’ weblog NeoConOpticon. The blog is a follow-up to the report NeoConOpticon: The EU Security Industrial Complex published 2009. Apart from Ben Hayes Frank Slijper of Campagne tegen Wapenhandel & TNI also provides a lot of the information posted.
Factsheet on How Israeli arms companies benefit from EU science funds by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign