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Report: UN Human Rights Council Targets Israel, Ignores Firms Operating In Occupied Territories Worldwide

TEL AVIV – The UN Human Rights Council is ignoring the fact that more than 40 European companies – most of which are under some degree of state control in their home countries – operate in four areas around the world deemed occupied by the United Nations even while the agency continues to boycott businesses that operate in Israeli settlements, a new report found.

Israel Summons EU Official For Dressing Down

The Israeli Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned the Deputy European Union Ambassador Mark Gallagher for a clarification, after the EU accused Israel of demolishing Palestinian homes in Area C of the West Bank.

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U.S. Keeps Options Open On Israeli Settlements Resolution

The United States refused to say Thursday whether or not it would support a Palestinian proposal for a United Nations resolution to condemn Israeli settlement building — but ruled nothing out. While Washington often criticizes Israeli building work in occupied


Abbas Wants ‘Urgent’ UN Resolution on Israeli Settlements

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said there is an “urgent” need for a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements, in an interview with AFP ahead of a multi-country diplomatic tour. “The Security Council is a very important subject because it has now

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Palestinians Circulate UNSC Resolution Draft Condemning Israeli Settlements

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian UN Mission says it has circulated a proposed Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements to Arab nations. The draft was condemned Thursday by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Maale Adumim, with a population of about 36,000, is one of the largest Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank

UNHRC to Debate Boycott of Israeli Settlements

TEL AVIV –  The United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday will debate a resolution that calls on member states to boycott Jewish settlements, the Jerusalem Post reported. The UNHRC is often charged with having an extreme anti-Israel bias. The resolution would

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Global Muslim Body Demands Ban On Products From Israeli Settlements

A global Muslim body called for a ban on products from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories and pledged full support for the “inalienable rights” of the Palestinians. The demand came at the end of an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas (R) at the Palestinian ambassador's residence on February 21, 2016 in the Jordanian capital Amman

Kerry Meets Abbas, Urges Calm, Decrease in Violence

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged calm in talks on Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the

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EU Defends Labeling Goods Made in Israeli Settlements

The European Union reinforced on Monday its position that products made in Israeli settlements must be clearly labeled in Europe, despite growing tensions with Israel over the issue, but stressed that the bloc opposes any boycott of the Jewish state.