Upon the release of the UN BDS Blacklist, NGO Monitor Legal Advisor Anne Herzberg stated:
Working at the behest of the notorious UN Human Rights Council, the UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights has officially decided to endorse antisemitic BDS by issuing a defamatory list of companies it claims are supposedly involved in “settlement activity”. These companies have done nothing wrong and many are involved in providing goods and services to Palestinians pursuant to the Oslo Accords.
This list was made in conjunction with pro-BDS and PFLP-linked NGOs. All countries targeted by OHCHR, particularly Israel and the United States, should reassess their relationships with Commissioner Bachelet’s office, including cancelling all cooperation and the millions of dollars and euros provided to her each year in funding. The maligned companies should begin assessing plans to take legal action against the UN officials who prepared the list and those who will propagate its false claims.