Who profits from the occupation?

March 16, 2012

Download Story
(Photo by Israeli Army)
A man uses Hewlett Packard's Basel System to bypass a checkpoint in Bethlehem.

Dr. Dalit Baum is the co-founder of the group “Who Profits from the Occupation.” The group investigates corporations who do business in the Occupied Territories and publishes their research on their website. Worldview talks with Dalit about her work, which includes an examination into Hewlett Packard's development of a system to be used at checkpoints.

Worldview reached out to Hewlett Packard to see if a spokesperson would come on the show. They sent us the following statement:

The Basel System was developed to expedite checkpoint passage in a secure environment. The solution contributes to the development of the regional economy by enabling workers and others to get to their place of work or to carry out their business in a faster and safer way. HP also provides technical support on various aspects of the system.


Dalit Baum will speak on Sunday, March 18th, 2012, 2:30 pm at the First United Church of Oak Park. Her presentation is called Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions--Can They End Israeli Occupation?