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February 6, 2008 Mr. Greg Brown Chief Executive Officer Motorola, Incorporated 1303 E. Algonquin Road Schaumburg, IL 60196 Dear Mr. Brown: We are writing on behalf of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation—a national coalition of more than 250 member organizations working to change U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine to support human rights, international law, and equality for all—to urge Motorola, Incorporated and its fully-owned subsidiary Motorola Israel to discontinue providing products and services which have been used by Israel to commit war crimes in attacks on civilians in Lebanon and which are used to sustain Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territories. Israel has been maintaining an illegal military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip for more than forty years in defiance of UN Security Council Resolution 242 and dozens of other UN resolutions. Through its illegal military occupation, Israel regularly violates the human rights of Palestinians as documented in numerous reports by the U.S. government, Palestinian, Israeli, and international human rights organizations. Motorola and its fully-owned subsidiary Motorola Israel are profiteering from Israel’s illegal military occupation and human rights violations, as we document below, in violation of your company's own statement of corporate responsibility. 1. Fuses for aerial explosives and munitions Motorola Israel—a fully-owned subsidiary of Motorola, Incorporated—produces the 980 Low Altitude Proximity Fuse for the MK-80 series of high-explosive bombs. On July 30, 2006, during its war on Lebanon, the Israeli Air Force dropped an MK-84 high-explosive bomb on an apartment building in Qana, Lebanon. The bomb killed at least 28 civilians, many of whom were children, who had taken shelter in the basement of their apartment building.[i] Motorola Israel also produces the 560 High Altitude Proximity Fuse for cluster and dispensing munitions. According to the United Nation's Mine Action Coordination Centre South Lebanon, Israel fired up to four million cluster sub-munitions into Lebanon during its war on that country in July-August 2006. Up to 90% of these cluster munitions were fired in the last 72 hours of the war, after it was clear that a cease-fire was imminent. Cluster munitions continue to litter south Lebanon, posing an unacceptable danger to civilians. As of January 10, 2008, cluster munitions had killed 20 Lebanese civilians and injured 173.[ii] Israel's indiscriminate use of cluster munitions in civilian areas in Lebanon—the UN confirmed 962 cluster bomb strike sites as of January 15, 2008—is a war crime and served as the primary motivation for the U.S. Congress to ban the transfer or sale of cluster munitions unless it is specified “that the cluster munitions will only be used against clearly defined military targets and will not be used where civilians are known to be present.” (Section 646(b) of the Foreign Operations Bill, passed as part of the Omnibus Appropriations Bill for FY2008.)

By knowingly providing Israel with the necessary fuses for its explosive bombs and cluster munitions, your company is complicit in Israel's commission of war crimes and human rights violations. To avoid such corporate complicity in human rights violations and war crimes, Motorola, Incorporated and it fullyowned subsidiary Motorola Israel must end its production and sales of fuses for all weapons to Israel.

2. Communication devices for military occupation
In 2004, Israel spent $100 million on a contract with Motorola Israel to develop and supply its army with the “Mountain Rose” secure cell phone communication system, which enables Israel to enhance the coordination and monitoring capabilities of its occupying forces in their illegal military occupation of Palestinian territories. As documented by numerous human rights organizations, Israel routinely engages in gross patterns of human rights violations in its military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, including, but not limited to, the killing and injuring of civilians; torture; extra-judicial assassinations; the deliberate destruction of civilian infrastructure, including airports, roads, and electricity plants; acts of collective punishment and economic warfare, such as reducing and cutting off the supply of food, water, fuel, and electricity, and the demolitions of homes, businesses, and agricultural lands; and restrictions on the movement of Palestinians through blockades, closures, sieges, and checkpoints, denying Palestinians their human rights to work, education, and medical care. These are but a few examples of Israel's human rights violations against Palestinians in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip. As the Occupying Power of these territories, Israel is obligated by the Geneva Conventions to work for the benefit of the protected persons living under its occupation. These human rights violations make Israel's military occupation illegal. Motorola Israel's “Mountain Rose” secure cell phone communications system greatly enhances the ability of the Israeli military to commit all of these types of human rights violations, thereby making Motorola, Incorporated complicit in Israel's illegal military occupation. To avoid such corporate complicity in Israel's human rights violations and war crimes, Motorola, Incorporated and it fully-owned subsidiary Motorola Israel must end its production and sales of all communications devices to the Israeli military. 3. Radar detection devices for Israel's illegal Wall From pictures on its website, it is evident that Motorola Israel supplies Israel with the Wide Area Surveillance System (WAAS) to monitor and maintain the illegal wall/fence barrier it has constructed in the Palestinian West Bank. The WAAS is advertised as “A totally new security concept based on radar technology intended for intruder detection and identification.” In July 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an advisory opinion that Israel's Wall is illegal, must be dismantled, and compensation paid to Palestinians harmed by it. To date, and in defiance of the ICJ and in violation of international law, Israel has not only refused to dismantle its illegal Wall; it has continued to construct it as well. Motorola Israel's provision of the WAAS to Israel to monitor and maintain this illegal Wall contradicts the ICJ's finding that “aid or assistance in maintaining” Israel's illegal Wall shall not be rendered. (Paragraph 163(D).) To avoid such corporate complicity in Israel's human rights violations and war crimes, Motorola, Incorporated and it fully-owned subsidiary Motorola Israel must end its production and sales of all radar detection devices to the Israeli military which are used to monitor and maintain Israel's illegal Wall in the Palestinian West Bank. 4. Radar detection devices for Israel's illegal settlements According to an article in the Jerusalem Post [iii], Motorola, Incorporated set up advanced radar detection devices and thermal cameras in 47 Israeli settlements. According to the Fourth Geneva Conventions, Article 49, it is considered a war crime for an Occupying Power to transfer its civilian population into Occupied Territories. Therefore, all of Israel's settlements in the Palestinian West Bank and East Jerusalem (and until August 2005 those in the Gaza Strip, as well) are illegal. Additionally, UN Security Council Resolution 446 clearly states “that the policy and practices of Israel in establishing settlements in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967 have no legal validity.”

Motorola, Incorporated's provision of advanced radar detection devices and thermal cameras to Israeli settlements helps to entrench them on expropriated Palestinian territory, in direct violation of international law. To avoid such corporate complicity in Israel's human rights violations and war crimes, Motorola, Incorporated and it fully-owned subsidiary Motorola Israel must end its sales of all radar detection devices and all other products to all of Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. All of these concerns previously were brought to Motorola, Incorporated, yet your corporation has done nothing to end its profiteering from Israel's human rights violations and illegal military occupation. Beginning with the New England United Methodist Church’s first correspondence with your corporation in June 2006 until the conference call on March 30, 2007 convened between your corporation and the church’s divestment task force, Motorola, Incorporated has failed to take any substantive steps to end its profiteering from Israel’s illegal military occupation and human rights violations. As stated on your website, “Corporate responsibility means harnessing the power of our global business to benefit people. It also means doing the right thing in all aspects of our business, including how we treat the environment, our employees, our customers, our partners and our communities.”[iv] We wish to see Motorola live up to its corporate responsibility statement and stop profiteering from Israel’s illegal military occupation and human rights abuses against Palestinian and Lebanese civilians. In addition to the four recommendations we made above, we ask Motorola, Incorporated to develop an explicit human rights policy that states Motorola’s support for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and complies with the principles articulated in the UN Norms for Business. Motorola must make clear to Israel, as well as to the global community, that it is not willing to profit from Israel's human rights abuses and illegal military occupation. We wish to see Motorola, Incorporated and its fully-owned subsidiary Motorola Israel to live up to its own claims of corporate responsibility. Thank you for your consideration of these requests. We ask for a reply to this letter no later than March 10, 2008. Respectfully,

Omar Baddar Co-Chair, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Committee

Suha Dabbouseh National Organizer

Amie Fishman Co-Chair, Steering Committee

David Wildman Co-Chair, Steering Committee

[i] http://hrw.org/reports/2006/lebanon0806/5.htm [ii] http://www.maccsl.org/ [iii] Jerusalem Post, September 8, 2006 [iv] http://www.motorola.com/content.jsp?globalObjectId=8204-11215