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Israel slams UN for Adopting Measure Calling for ‘Blacklist’ of Judea and Samaria Businesses

Palestinian employees at a SodaStream factory in Judea and Samaria last year before losing their jobs as a result of BDS. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

A UN majority voted in favor of creating a database of Israeli businesses in Judea and Samaria. While there were some abstentions, not even one country voted against it.

Israel slammed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for its adoption of a measure that calls for the creation of a database of businesses “involved in activities” in Judea and Samaria.

The 47-member U.N. forum adopted the measure with 32 nations voting in favor, none against, and 15 abstaining. The council asked that the list of businesses be updated annually, and that the council be informed of the “human rights and international law violations involved in the production of settlement goods.”

Danny Danon, the Israeli ambassador to the U.N., called the database a “blacklist” and said the UNHRC is acting “obsessively” on the issue of Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the UNHRC an “anti-Israel circus,” echoing longstanding Israeli criticism of UN bias.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon says the UN Human Rights Commission is acting “obsessively” on the issue of Israel. (AP)

Netanyahu added that the UNHRC “attacks the only democracy in the Middle East and ignores the gross violations of Iran, Syria, and North Korea….Israel calls on responsible governments not to honor the decisions of the council that discriminate against Israel.”

The measure’s passage comes in the wake of the UNHRC’s decision to appoint Canadian legal expert Michael Lynk, who has expressed anti-Israel views in the past, as special rapporteur on human rights issues affecting the Palestinians.

By: JNS.org

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