State Dept. Condemns UN Body’s Blacklist of Pro-Israel Businesses

The Jewish Press reports: On his Wednesday’s press briefing, State Dept. spokesman John Kirby strongly condemned the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Commission’s unreasonable focus on Israel, in a world tormented by so much evil and tyranny.

Kirby was asked regarding the US position on the HRC’s latest attack on the Jewish State, a resolution to create a database blacklisting companies that do business with Jews living in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem.

In case you were wondering, the states currently comprising the HRC are: Algeria, Bahrain, Bolivia, Chad, Cuba, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Guinea, Kuwait, Libya, Namibia, Pakistan, Sudan, and Venezuela — all stellar paradigms of democracy and, obviously, shamelessness.

Kirby’s response was refreshingly pro-Israel, a rarity under the current administration. Commenting on the Human Rights Council Agenda 7, entitled Human Rights Situation in Palestine and Other Occupied Arab Territories, which is “specifically directed at Israel,” as he put it, the spokesman said, “we continue to unequivocally oppose the very existence of that agenda item, and therefore, any resolutions at the HRC that come from it.

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