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WHITE HOUSE blasts UN Human Rights Commissioner for publishing database companies operating in Israeli-occupied territories

UNITED States has slammed UN Commissioner for Human Rights for publication of a database of companies operating in Israeli-controlled territories saying the move ‘’confirms the unrelenting anti-Israel bias so prevalent at the United Nations’’. US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo says in a statement in Washington ‘’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’’.

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