The U.N. is moving ahead with its plan to blacklist American and international firms doing business with Israelis in the disputed West Bank.
The U.N.'s goal is to suppress business investment and cripple the Israeli economy while advancing the Palestinian agenda.
The anti-Israel UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) announced this past Wednesday it has identified 206 firms doing business with Israelis who live or work in the disputed West Bank. While it has not yet published the list, it says it will do so in the future–an open threat that has already scared some businesses away.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley condemned the UNHRC report as “the latest anti-Israel actions taken by the Human Rights Council." She said it was one more example of the UNHRC's "anti-Israel obsession."
The good news is that a bill in Congress will go a long way to stop the UN's economic war on Israel . . . but only if it gets passed. And that's why I'm writing you today.
But first, let me tell you how this latest UN intimidation scheme got started.
Because of the intimidation, some businesses have already indicated that they will cease their operations inside of Israel rather than be blacklisted internationally.
In a congressional response, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act was introduced last year in both the House and Senate. The Act will help protect U.S. businesses and individuals from being pressured into an economic boycott of Israel by international governmental organizations, namely the U.N.
But, the bills are still stuck in two congressional committees!
+ + Congress must take action now!
We are calling on the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to approve the Israel Anti-Boycott Act to protect American businesses from U.N. and international harassment.
The fear of being internationally blacklisted has already caused some companies to cease or diminish their operations in Israel. According to Haaretz, these firms have said "they do not intend to renew contracts or sign new ones in Israel."
The U.N.'s actions are misleading, harmful, and potentially crippling to the Israeli economy.
That's why we are calling on Congress and President Trump to PASS AND SIGN THE ISRAEL ANTI-BOYCOTT ACT. The UN's aggression toward Israel must be stopped!
Thank you for taking action on behalf of American businesses and the nation of Israel!
God bless you,