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The top exports of Israel are Diamonds ($14.1B)…
Diamonds have been used as trade for centuries.

Unfortunately the Diamond trade continues to be money-laundering conduit'…
Money laundering and terrorist financing through trade in diamonds…
The case studies included in the report demonstrate the creative methods that criminals have used to exploit diamonds trade for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing.…
Established in 2000, The Kimberley Process (KP) unites administrations, civil societies, and industry in reducing the flow of conflict diamonds - ‘rough diamonds used to finance wars against governments’ - around the world.
“Other world-leading jewellers including Harry Winston, Cartier, Ritani, Blue Nile, Zales, Brilliant Earth, Graff Diamonds, Chow Tai Fook, Chopard and many more, sell diamonds from Israel which are [allegedly] tainted with Palestinian blood”…
“How the global jewellery industry is [allegedly] funding Israeli crimes”…
“Increasing numbers of people learn about the Israeli linkage between leading jewellery companies including De Beers, Harry Winston, Sotheby’s, and Tiffany’s & the [alleged] funding of human rights violations in Palestine.”…
“Rumafia and art and diamonds and money laundering thru films and human trafficking for the global rape trade and
April 2004: Out of 30 companies, 25--including international luxury companies like ...HARRY WINSTON --failed to respond to Global Witness in writing about their policies on conflict diamonds & how they ensure that none are sold by their stores.
Harry Winston purchases polished diamonds only from legitimate sources that subscribe to an international system of certification and warranties known as the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) and The System of Warranties…
Harry Winston Corp. focuses on the most profitable segments of the diamond pipeline: mining of rough diamonds and retail of luxury diamond jewelry and timepieces. Harry Winston does not participate in the cutting and polishing of diamonds.…
HWC does not transfer its rough diamonds from the Diavik Diamond Mine directly to its jewelry and timepiece division. HWC does not track the final destination of its rough diamonds. The mining division sorts, values and sells parcels of rough diamonds.…
HWC sells its 40% share of diamonds from the Diavik Diamond Mine by first sorting and valuing the diamonds which are then sold by its own sales team directly to diamond manufacturers (cutters and polishers).…
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Swatch Group Completes $1 Billion Harry Winston Acquisition

It was announced in January 2013 that the Harry Winston luxury retail division was being sold for $750 million plus their assumption of up to $250 million of pro forma net debt.…
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