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'Shame on Them': US, Israeli Leaders Blast UN for Posting 'Black List' of Companies Working in Israeli Settlements


Added 02-14-20 07:38:03am EST - “United States giants General Mills and Motorola appeared on a United Nations so-called "blacklist" of companies that have businesses in areas Israel captured as a result of the 1967 Six-Day War.” - Www1.cbn.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Www1.cbn.com: “'Shame on Them': US, Israeli Leaders Blast UN for Posting 'Black List' of Companies Working in Israeli Settlements”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

JERUSALEM, Israel – United States giants General Mills and Motorola appeared on a United Nations so-called “blacklist” of companies that have businesses in areas Israel captured as a result of the 1967 Six-Day War.

The list was designed to punish more than a hundred companies doing business in east Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights. Israel froze ties with the council’s leader, accusing the office of serving the BDS (boycott, divestment, sanction) campaign.

Reaction came quickly after the report’s release and US Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) accused the council of persecuting Israel while protecting the world’s worst tyrants. He called on the body to “investigate the crimes of its own members instead of obsessing over the Jewish state.”

Rupert Colville, Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Spokesperson, argued the report was not a “blacklist” but about documenting human rights issues.

“The fact-finding mission highlighted 10 types of business activities it viewed as being of particular concern, given the well-established illegal nature of the settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory,” said Colville. “It's important to note that it is not, as some claim, a blacklist, nor does it qualify any company's activities as illegal.”

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