Special Assistant to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mohammad Ali Alnsour [Photo Source: Twitter]
There has been a lot of coverage over the highly anti-Israel decision by the United Nations “Human Rights” Council (UNHRC) to create a blacklist of Israeli companies working in the communities of Judea and Samaria and international companies that have benefited from their operations in Judea and Samaria. As a follow up to our last post regarding the UNHRC Blacklist, The news agency Yedioth Ahronoth and Channel 2 News recently published a sampling of the companies that will be on the UN’s Blacklist which is scheduled to be published in late December.
Some of the larger companies, with offices and/or headquarters in Israel, that you may have heard of include: Ahava, HP, Motorola, Bezeq International and Coca Cola.
In addition to the recent list made public by Yedioth Ahronoth and Channel 2, earlier in the yar The Washington Post published American companies will also be appearing on the list, which include Caterpillar, Tripadvisor and Airbnb.
One company that made the list was the Israeli supermarket chain Rami Levi. In addition to the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria which are employed by the company, many nearby Arabs are employed by Rami Levi. Also, the supermarket chain offers convenient shopping and low prices on products that benefit both the Jews and Arabs that shop their. The sadistic irony of the BDS movement and of the recent UN decision to create the blacklist is that both Jews and Arabs will be harmed by their efforts. The BDS movement and the UN hide behind a facade of human rights, but by now it should be apparent that both organizations care more about harming Israel than helping the so-called “Palestinians” whom they claim are victims of “occupation.”
Despite the extreme anti-Israel bias at the UN, Israeli companies and the international community are fighting back. In a excellent Facebook post by Bezeq CEO Stella Handler posted 12 days ago, Handler made public the letter she received from the UN’s Human Rights Commissioner and issued a response to the utter ridiculousness and hypocrisy of the letter’s content and purpose. After the Ministry of Foreign Affairs contacted her, Handler took the post down.
Read Ms. Handler’s post below:
“Here’s something the UN’s Human Rights Council doesn’t want you know: we’ve received a message from Special Assistant to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mohammad Ali Alnsour. Alnsour communicated to us that Bezeq was to be included on a list of Israeli companies operating in the West Bank. He asked us to keep that information confidential and to not publicly comment on it.
Before we get started, here’s some background about the UN’s Human Rights Council. Since it was founded in 2006, it published 68 decisions denouncing Israel, making up 50 percent of the total resolutions pertaining to specific countries the council has made. Not North Korea, not Syria, not Sudan and not Yemen were afforded such attention.”
We will not be cooperating with a move that’s entirely anti-Israeli propaganda. Despite the council’s attempts to harm Israel by harming Bezeq, we give you our solemn commitment to keep focused on what we do best: providing all of Israel’s citizens with quality service, to provide our employees with a fair workplace and to manufacture profits for our shareholders. That is our role as Israel’s communications infrastructures company.”
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