State Dept confirms US opposition to United Nations-issued Israel blacklist

WASHINGTON POST
U.S. pushing to quash U.N. ‘blacklist’ of firms doing business in Israeli settlements
by Anne Gearan
August 21, 2017

The Trump administration is urging the United Nations not to publish what it calls a “blacklist” of international firms that do business in Israeli settlements on land claimed by the Palestinians for a future state, diplomats and others said. The U.N. Human Rights Council voted to approve the database of companies last year, over objections from the United States and Israel, which describe the list as a prelude to anti-Israel boycotts. American companies on the list drawn up by the Geneva-based council include Caterpillar, TripAdvisor, Priceline.com, Airbnb and others, according to people familiar with it. READ MORE

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