Caterpillar issued a statement expressing “compassion for all persons affected by the political strife in the Middle East” and calling for a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It said it “appreciates the concerns” raised by the protestors and noted that its products are “designed to improve quality of life.” The company said it has three million products in use around the world and cannot monitor how each is used. But it said it does not “condone the illegal or immoral use” of any of its products, and that as a company it is “subject to strict anti-boycott requirements.”
“These laws are intended to stop U.S. and U.S.- related companies from supporting or participating in boycotts not sanctioned by the U.S. government,” Caterpillar pointed out.
See, laws are legal and just and moral - and they work.
(k/t = NGO)