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.
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.Dragon Turtle, Iwalani88, Mom Cat and 5 otherstwenty, broiles, Doremus Jessup, ronRonnie, Haikugal like thisFreedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. A. J. Liebling
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