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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.

European Union flags are pictured outside the European Commission building on October 24, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium.

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.

A picture shows the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim near Jerusalem on March 2, 2009. Israel's housing ministry has plans for West Bank construction that would nearly double the number of settlers in the occupied territory, the anti-settlement group Peace Now said. AFP PHOTO/ AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit …

Lawmakers Renew Bid to Extend Israeli Sovereignty to Ma’ale Adumim

TEL AVIV – Now that President Donald Trump’s meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the past, Israeli lawmakers are planning to reintroduce the annexation bill extending Israeli sovereignty to the Jerusalem-area settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.

A Pro-Palestinian demonstrator carries placards reading 'Keep calm and boycott Israel' on the Republique square in Paris, ahead of a banned demonstration against Israel's military operation in Gaza and in support of the Palestinian people, on July 26, 2014

Knesset Set To Vote On Bill That Would Ban Entry To Supporters Of BDS

JERUSALEM – The Knesset is slated to vote on Monday on a bill that would ban entry into the country of supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and other individuals calling for boycotts of the Jewish state or of products made in West Bank settlements.

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Update: UN to Vote Friday on Anti-Israel Settlements Resolution

The U.N. Security Council will vote on Friday on a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements after four council members again put forward the measure a day after Egypt withdrew it under pressure from Israel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Report: Egypt Requests Delay of UN Vote on Israeli Settlements

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has instructed Egypt’s U.N. mission to postpone a Security Council vote on a draft resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements, a western diplomat told Reuters on Thursday.

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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

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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

A Palestinian volunteer prepares goods at a donation center before a distribution by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to Palestinian people in need as the Israeli-Hamas conflict continues on August 2, 2014 in the northern West Bank village of Deir al-Hatab, near Nablus.

U.S. Condemns UN Call For List Of Firms Operating In West Bank

The United States on Wednesday condemned a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that calls for setting up a database of businesses operating in the occupied West Bank, a move that Israel has called a “blacklist.”

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