Over 550 students boycott Google, Amazon over Israel ties

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More than 550 students have pledged to refuse graduate jobs or internships at Amazon and Google until the tech giants end their contracts with the Israeli government and military. The student pledge was created by the ‘No Tech for Apartheid’ campaign which seeks to pressure companies to “stop profiting off of Israeli apartheid and violence against the Palestinian people”. The global campaign is run by Jewish Voice for Peace and MPower Change. Amazon and Google signed a $1.22 billion agreement known as ‘Project Nimbus’ in May last year to provide cloud technology to the Israeli government and m…

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