UNHRC Creates Blacklist of Companies Doing Business Linked to Settlements

Palestinian workers prepare boxes to pack products at the Israeli SodaStream factory in the Mishor Adumim industrial park, near the West Bank settlement of Maale Adummim, on January 30, 2014

The Jerusalem Post reports: The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday created a blacklist of companies that are either located in West Bank settlements or have any economic connection with those communities.

The decision was part of a sweeping resolution designed to help stop settlement activity.

It was one of five anti-Israel resolutions, including one that called on Israel to return the Golan Heights to Syria, which the UNHRC approved as it wrapped up its 31st session in Geneva.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the international community not to abide by discriminatory UNHRC decisions on Israel.

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