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February 14, 2020

The Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, where the Human Rights Council is located (File photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

"This week, the United Nations gave new ammunition to Israel's enemies.
,br> The U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released a report including a database of businesses active in Israeli settlements in the Palestinian Territories in compliance with U.N. Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/43/71.
The Trump administration left the UN Human Rights Council in 2018 because of its deep anti-Israel bias.
Likewise, the decision of High Commissioner Bachelet to release the report directly targeting a key U.S. ally and supporting sanctions for six U.S. corporations should lead the U.S. to end its voluntary contributions to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, consider withholding its part of the U.N. regular budget funding the Office, and suspend its engagement with the Office and the U.N. human rights experts supported by the Office.

In addition, the U.S. should take steps to help offset the economic pressure that could result from the report. One option would be to direct the new U.S. International Development Finance Corporation to offer financing, insurance, and other support for businesses engaged in the Israeli settlements. ..."

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