Open Letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

European Jewish Parliament (EJP) expresses serious concern and disappointment that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights published a blacklist  of 112 companies connected to Israeli settlements in the West Bank. 

We see the UNHRC’s blacklist as nothing more than attempt to demonize companies for doing business with Jews. Instead of the organization dealing with human rights, it only tries to disparage Israel. We strongly reject this contemptible effort. The UN Human Rights Council is a biased body that is devoid of influence.

As a reminder, in recent years 28 US states have passed laws outlawing BDS activity. Therefore, from a legal perspective, the companies operating out of these states are not permitted to alter their policies because of the report. 

Such a blacklist is a stain on the Office of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Under no circumstances should we accept this discriminatory and anti-Israeli policy, and we will continue to act in all routes to prevent the implementation of decisions such as this one