Skip to comments.U.N. Human Rights Council Calls for Boycott of U.S. Companies
Posted on 10/25/2012 10:23:26 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
The Washington Free Beacon has obtained a report soon to be released by the United Nations that calls for an international campaign of legal attacks and economic warfare on a group of American companies that do business in Israel, including Hewlett-Packard, Caterpillar Inc., and Motorola Solutions Inc.
The Human Rights Council (HRC), a body dominated by Islamic countries and known for its hostility to, and heavy focus on, the Jewish State, issued the report. The George W. Bush administration refused to participate in the HRC, but President Barack Obama joined it soon after taking office. Members of the HRC include infamous human rights abusers such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Libya, China, and Cuba.
The Obama-approved body maintains a Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories [sic]. The current rapporteur is American college professor Richard Falk, a 9/11 truther who once posted an anti-Semitic cartoon on his personal blog.
In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, the Anti-Defamation Leagues Abraham Foxman blasted the report and the HRCs special rapporteur: We believe you should have prevented the Secretariat from being a party to Mr. Falks anti-Israel agenda. Mr. Falks entire tenure as Special Rapporteur has served to undermine the credibility of the institution of the United Nations.
The report attempts to instigate a campaign of boycott, divestment, sanctions, and legal action against a litany of international companies doing business in Israel. In addition to American companies, the U.N. targets include major European firms such as Veolia Environnement, Group 4 Security, the Dexia Group, the Volvo Group.
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HuH? I guess we now know where he got the 57 states thing from.. Did you know there are 57 member states of the UN in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation?
Now you know the rest of the sotory. ;-]
In the United States, the Export Administration Act discourages, and in some circumstances, prohibits U.S. companies and individuals from furthering or supporting the boycott of Israel.
The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is responsible for penalties are imposed for each “knowing” violation with fines of up to $50,000 or five times the value of the exports involved, whichever is greater, and imprisonment of up to five years.
I guess he would prefer the Moslem cult?
This is despicable.
Not only don’t leftists have a sense of humor, it appears that they have no sense of irony either...
When the “UN Council on Human Rights” has as its members a number of countries who are the greatest violators of human rights ever seen... Cuba? Ask about their treatment of homosexuals... Same with ANY muslim run country... How about when a fire broke out in a Saudi girls school, and their “morality police” wouldn’t allow the girls out of the burning building because they weren’t properly dressed: How many died?
It’s amazing how leftists support many of the most evil regimes on the planet, while vilifying the US and Israel.
Evan Sayet hit the nail right on the head with his speech @ the Heritage Foundation, “Understanding How Modern Liberals Think,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODXgGS50AVY .
Basically, they’re self-loathing, and refuse to “discriminate” between good and evil. They don’t seem to realize that when the revolution they’re supporting comes, they’ll be the first ones up against the wall, since they’re not just useful idiots, they will have proven that they’re dangerous to the ruling party, and no longer so “useful.” Just idiots.
“...Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Libya, China, and Cuba...”
How can you even put the words “human rights” in the same story with these countries?????????????????
Yes, now we need to review Obama if he was being just fundamentally transformativelyingededed nefarious or if he was being nefarious:OIC 57 states revisited
a href="http://youtu.be/wZTQylcnjF8"> OIC violation of unHuman Rights, Hudson Institute
Kick the UN out of the USA
The world laughs its collective ass off at the stupidity of Americans.
Prof. Richard Falk is an old Hanoi supporter. Believed he even had an interview with him broadcast over Radio Hanoi while he was there during the war.
His record of supporting various communist fronts and causes is long and extensive over time.
Color him “Red, anti-Israel, pro-terrorists”.
In other words, a “traitor” to America and freedom.
The report warns American employees of targeted companies that they face legal risks.Employees of American companies should not be concerned with the legal pronouncements of some UN kangaroo court. On the other hand, the Federal Anti-Boycott Act calls out some very severe penalties for even providing information to any organization involved in a boycott of Israel. Even something as insignificant as responding to a questionnaire regarding level of exports to or business with trading partners in Israel could be construed as supporting the boycott which would run afoul of FEDERAL LAW. (Of course there is no assurance that our current inJustice Department would enforce that law.)
Employees of companies can face investigation and prosecution for human rights violations committed irrespective of where the violation was committed.
In addition to legal action against American employees of targeted companies, the Special Rapporteur concludes that all companies that operate in or otherwise have dealings with Israeli settlements should be boycotted. The companies should be prepared to accept any consequencesreputation, financial, or legalof continuing operations.
I guess he would prefer the Moslem cult?
did you post that on the wrong thread? I didn't see anything about that in this article from this thread.