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Published on 26 October 2017

#Israel - UN High Commissioner announces 'blacklist' of Israeli companies

Dozens of companies doing business in Judea and Samaria notified by UN that they have been marked for violating international law.

Published on the 26th of October 2017 in Arutz 7

In recent weeks, some 130 Israeli companies and another 60 international corporations have received letters from the current UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Jordan’s Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, warning them that they are being “blacklisted” for “acting contrary to international law and UN decisions."

According to Yediot Aharonot, the list in question includes well-known Israeli companies spanning different sectors, from food to services, pharmaceuticals to hi-tech. All of them, however, have one thing in common: They operate in Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem, or the Jordan Valley.

Yediot Aharonot reported that the companies are currently considering taking legal action against the High Commissioner, claiming that the blacklist is politically motivated, and pointing to other “conflict areas” around the world which did not merit a similar blacklist.

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