Just prior to the Palestinians firing a rocket at Israel’s largest southern city on its election day, only 6 of the 47-member UNHRC opposed the arms embargo resolution against Israel, with Bahrain conspicuously absent during Tuesday’s vote.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The United Nations Human Rights Council approved a resolution calling for an arms embargo against Israel that had the support of many of the European countries but received a nod of disapproval from Bahrain, which was absent for Tuesday’s vote.
The measure, dubbed the accountability resolution, passed 32-6, with eight abstentions. It included some of the harshest language against Israel out of the four resolutions that the 47-member UNHRC is expected to approve, as the 46th session ends this week. Continue Reading »
Israel’s President Rivlin warns that boycotting Israeli firms is not conducive to peace and trust-building, but PM Netanyahu gets combative, pledging to fight blacklist “with all of our might.”
By Ynet, News Agencies
Israel hit back furiously Wednesday at the United Nations publication of a list of companies operating in its West Bank settlements, accusing the international body of bias and surrendering to anti-Israel elements and freezing ties with its human rights chief.
After repeated delays, the United Nations Human Rights Council released a list of 112 companies it says are operating in the settlements — a first-ever attempt to name and shame businesses that has drawn fierce criticism from Israel and the U.S. Continue Reading »
Obsessively biased against Israel, the UN Human Rights Council publishes a list of companies which are operating in the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, including Airbnb, Expedia, and TripAdvisor, claiming they’re ‘breaking the law’.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The UN Human Rights Council has released a report detailing a ‘black list’ of international companies operating in Judea and Samaria.
The council listed 112 companies which it claims violate international law by continuing to operate in the Jewish communities in the area, including Airbnb, Expedia, and TripAdvisor.
Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz responded to the black List, saying that “the UN Human Rights Council’s announcement of the “black list” of business companies is a shameful surrender to the pressures of countries and organizations interested in hurting Israel, even though most countries in the world have refused to join this political pressure campaign.” Continue Reading »
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a speech on global inequity at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, that Israel may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity against Hamas-led protests on the Gaza border.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Israeli soldiers act with disproportionate force against Palestinian protestors at the Gaza border, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday.
United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet
Bachelet noted that it is almost a year since the Hamas-led protests on the Gaza border, known as the March of Return, have begun. Continue Reading »