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Jewish employees play key role in push to cancel Google's $1.2 billion contract with Israel

 

November 12, 2021



(J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — Two Jewish Google employees are playing a key role in a worker petition calling on Google and Amazon to cancel a joint contract to build cloud-based data centers on behalf of the Israeli government.

The massive, $1.2 billion contract, dubbed Project Nimbus, was signed in May and is one of Israel’s largest technology infrastructure ventures. Google and Amazon will transfer Israel’s data into six cloud-based storage centers over the next several years.

The open letter says the deal violates the signers’ “core values” by alleg...



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