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    UN's list of companies linked to settlements to be published despite Israeli, US

    UN’s list of companies linked to settlements to be published despite Israeli, US pressure, SEPT. 13, 2017 5:20 P.M. (UPDATED: SEPT. 14, 2017 10:41 A.M.)

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The United Nations Human Rights Council reportedly plans to go ahead with the publication of a list of companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Golan Heights, in spite of immense diplomatic pressure from the United States and Israel.

    According to a report published Tuesday by Israel’s Channel 2, the full list will be published in December, and will include some of the biggest firms in the Israeli industry as well as major US companies, a translation of the report from Times of Israel said.

    Some of the international companies on the list reportedly include Coca-Cola, TripAdvisor, Airbnb, Priceline, and Caterpillar, in addition to Israeli companies such as pharmaceutical giant Teva, the national phone company Bezeq, bus company Egged, the national water company Mekorot, and the country’s two largest banks, Hapoalim and Leumi.

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    The Washington Post previously reported that Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said that the UN planned to publish the list by the end of this year, which prompted the Donald Trump administration to work with Israel to obstruct its publication.

    MORE:  https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=779087

     

    Dragon Turtle, Iwalani88, Mom Cat and 5 otherstwenty, broiles, Doremus Jessup, ronRonnie, Haikugal like this
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  • Haikugal (6406 posts)
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    1. Good! This is very good news!! Thanks!

      In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot. Czeslaw Milosz
    • LaaDeeDaaVA (2919 posts)
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      4. Yup – I think it's great news.

      IMO, the harder that the U.S./AIPAC and Israel push their joint agenda against the people of Palestine and those of us who support them, the complicity of U.S. in the creation, sustenance, and support – financial and otherwise – of a genocidal apartheid state becomes unquestionably clear, and the brutal inhumanity of the State appears even darker.

      In addition, for the life of me, I cannot understand how Israel OR U.S. do not seem “to get” that the push-back against anything remotely favorable to Palestine, particularly against the non-violent BDS movement, is somehow  “a good look” for Israel, or does anything to garner a favorable public opinion of the State of Israel.

      That said, things can change quickly in the U.N., and I hope that $$U.S.$$ bullying doesn’t win at the last minute.

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      • Haikugal (6406 posts)
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        5. Me too, on all counts. Fascistic behavior is a very bad look indeed.

        Thanks again for this post. :hi:

          In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot. Czeslaw Milosz
  • ronRonnie (650 posts)
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    2. Good.

    Damn, I wish Coca Cola wasn’t on that list because I love my diet coke.   That apartheid state gets away with genocide and ethnic cleansing.

  • Doremus Jessup (3022 posts)
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    3. Good!

    I have another fuck you list too go along with the Koch bros holdings.

    Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity. End ALL occupations and bring the troops home.
  • Mom Cat (15018 posts)
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    6. I sure as hell want to see the list!

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