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UNHRC’s game is rigged, so Israel isn’t playing

cryptoadam

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The release on Wednesday of the UN Human Rights Council’s blacklist of companies that operate in Judea and Samaria caught Jerusalem by surprise.

Not that anyone was particularly surprised by the content - the list was a foregone conclusion since the UN Human Rights Council voted in 2016 to have the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) compile it - but the OHCHR did not give Israel any warning. In fact, UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has refused to meet with Israeli officials over a year.
The UNHRC has a permanent agenda item against Israel at each of its three annual sessions. The item calls Israel to “immediately end its occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” without any mention of Palestinian terrorism, and expresses concern at “the suffering of Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan” without any mention of Syrian President Bashar Assad massacring his own citizens. The only mention of terrorism is that by “extremist Israelis.” Last year, EU member states had enough and voted against the recurring Item Seven, in light of its “imbalance.”

And now, the OHCHR is publishing this list even though the only support it received for doing so was from the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, South Africa, Venezuela and Cuba.
The UNHRC has never released a similar blacklist for companies in disputed territories in any other conflict, though there are plenty of others around the world.
The compilation process was lacking in transparency and has no consistent legal standards. The council did a slapdash job, apparently mixing lists from organizations critical of Israel and not consulting any of the companies or Israeli officials.

There is no explanation of why some companies active in the West Bank in the categories they mention are on the list of 112 while others aren’t. Jerusalem’s iconic Angel Bakery is on the list, though it is unclear how it would fit into any of the listed categories, which include surveillance, demolition, pollution and hindering the Palestinian economy, among others. Some of the categories do not specify that these business activities have to take place in settlements – and yet it is only a blacklist of businesses working with the Jews in the West Bank and not the Arabs. Much of the list provides services to both Palestinians and Israelis.

It’s also worth noting that the UNHRC’s mandate is to help UN member states, not corporations, implement the council’s decisions on human rights.
UN just following the Nazi Germany's boycott of Jewish business's. Arab League/OIC/Venezula/Cuba such bastions of human rights I would for sure trust them to know when those are being violated.
 

kittoo

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UNHRC is a Joke. They have passed so many resolutions against Israel that it has lost all meaning. I read somewhere that they have more resolution against Israel than rest of the world combined. Yes, far more than shitholes like North Korea, Libya, Syria and what not. They are completely and obsessively biased against Israel. Fuck them.
 
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cryptoadam

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UNHRC is a Joke. They have passed so many resolutions against Israel that it has lost all meaning. I read somewhere that they have more resolution against Israel than rest of the world combined. Yes, far more than shitholes like North Korea, Libya, Syria and what not. They are completely and obsessively biased against Israel. Fuck them.
Its true what you read.

Also keep in mind that this was pushed through with only the support of the Arab League, OIC, SA, Venezuela and Cuba. Bastions of human rights and international law.
 

Ornlu

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Must be Israel using blood rituals to steal children and mesmerize the world again... :messenger_fearful:

It's a good thing such honorable, upstanding countries could sign this clearly necessary, impartial legislation!
 
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