The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) may soon publish a “blacklist” of international companies that do business with or are operating beyond Israel’s 1949 armistice lines.
The United Nations Human Rights Council’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad al-Hussein, targeted Israel last March with a resolution calling for the creation of a database—akin to a “blacklist”—of companies that operate in or have business relationships beyond Israel’s 1949 armistice lines, including parts of Jerusalem. The list is meant to be used as a database for boycotts on Israel and may be released soon.
Both the United States and Israel are opposed to the creation of the database and diplomats have reportedly suggested the UNHRC is acting outside of its mandate with the creation of such a list.
Watch as World Jewish Congress JD Corps member, Caroline Lea Elbaze, speaks out against this shameful list at the UN Human Rights Council this past September.