Israel Strongly Rejects UNHRC Blacklist Targeting Israel
Israel reacted with indignation at the UN Human Rights Council’s unexpected decision last week to release a blacklist of companies that do business in Judea & Samaria. PM Benjamin Netanyahu warned in response, “Whoever boycotts us will be boycotted. In recent years, we have promoted laws in most USA states, which determine that strong action is to be taken against whoever tries to boycott Israel. Therefore, this [UNHRC] body is unimportant. Instead of the organization dealing with human rights, it only tries to disparage Israel. We strongly reject this contemptible effort,” the prime minister said. Israel’s Foreign Ministry cut ties with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michael Bachelet, hours after her office released the list on Wed. 12 Feb. 2020. Foreign Minister Israel Katz said he took the “exceptional and harsh measure” as her office is “serving the BDS campaign.” NGO Monitor Legal Advisor Anne Herzberg commented, “This list was made in conjunction with pro-BDS and PFLP-linked NGOs.” The PFLP is the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, designated a terrorist organization by the USA, Japan, Canada, Australia, and the EU, as well as Israel. Herzberg urged that the maligned companies should begin assessing plans to take legal action against the UN officials who prepared the list and those who will propagate its false claims." (VFI News/ World Net Daily)
Since its beginnings in 2005, BDS has never been invoked against any other country. How does a self-described "human rights" movement single-out the only democracy in the region while ignoring the brutal treatment of women and minorities in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Pakistan. BDS is simply another anti-Semitic hate fest. Jewish history demonstrates that where anti-Semitism becomes legitimate, anti-Semitic violence follows. Almost everything the Nazis said about the Jews is said today by BDS supporters about Israel. There is a worldwide struggle today against the very existence of one country of all countries in the world. It's not North Korea, not Iran, not Sudan. It's only Israel.