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Annexing the Left

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14.02.2020

The UN Human Rights Council published a list of 112 businesses that operate in the settlements on Wednesday. This isn’t a decision on boycotts or sanctions, but a database open to the public in accordance with international law and UN resolutions, both of which state that the settlements are illegal. It is specifically pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2334 from 2016, which urged UN member states “to distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967.”

Three years ago, to imbue that resolution with content, the Human Rights Council decided that a list should be drawn up of Israeli and international companies active in West Bank settlements, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. This list is what........

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