The Perversity of the Israel-Boycott Blacklist

(New York Post) Editorial - UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein is set to release a blacklist of companies that operate in Israel's West Bank settlements. The UN Human Rights Council believes companies doing business in the settlements somehow constitutes a human-rights violation, never mind that many of these firms provide jobs for Palestinians and that the blacklist could cost many of them meaningful work. The panel has never voiced any human-rights concerns about firms in "occupied territory" elsewhere in the world. The World Bank itself has lent billions to companies in occupied territories around the world. Even the UN's own legal adviser, in a 2002 memo on Western Sahara, concluded that such a practice raised no human-rights concerns. But the move isn't really about fighting human-rights abuses. It's about trying to hurt Israel in any way possible.

2017-12-04 00:00:00

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