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Resources updated Thursday, February 13, 2020

February 13, 2020

The United Nations Human Rights Council (File photo)

Samaria council to file class action suit against leaders of UN Human Rights Council Article

Congressman Michael McCaul, Lead Republican of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (File photo)

Republican Representatives McCaul, Wilson, Zeldin Statement on Release of U.N. Anti-Israel Blacklist Article

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (File photo)

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer Statement on the U.N. Human Rights Council Blacklist Article

Explosive balloon detonates near Netiv Haasarah, Feb. 2020 (photo credit: SCREENSHOT NETIV HAASARAH SECURITY)

Explosive Balloons Continue to Fly from Gaza into Israel Document

Israel Minister of Foreign Affairs Israel Katz

Israel strongly condemns announcement of U.N. High Commissioner of Human Rights Article

Senator Bob Menendez (File photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Senators condemn U.N. 'blacklisting' of U.S. companies in Israeli settlements Article

The United Nations Human Rights Council (File photo)

U.N. "Human Rights" Council Database "is modern antisemitism on a global scale" Article

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (File photo)

"I am outraged that High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet published a database of companies operating in Israeli-controlled territories. The United States has long opposed the creation or release of this database, which was mandated by the discredited UN Human Rights Council in 2016. Its publication only confirms the unrelenting anti-Israel bias so prevalent at the United Nations. The United States has not provided, and will never provide, any information to the Office of the High Commissioner to support compilation of these lists and expresses support for U.S. companies referenced. We call upon all UN member states to join us in rejecting this effort, which facilitates the discriminatory boycott, divestment, and sanction (BDS) campaign and delegitimizes Israel. Attempts to isolate Israel run counter to all of our efforts to build conditions conducive to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that lead to a comprehensive and enduring peace."

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "Outraged" at Publication of U.N. Blacklist Document