For years, the NGO network has pushed product labelling as a stepping stone for full-fledged BDS against Israel, particularly in Europe. They have taken another step in singling out Israel, through the decisions of the French government and the European Court of Justice.
NGOs, including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Al Haq, have been advocating for a discriminatory blacklist for many years to advance a BDS agenda. However, this does nothing to further human rights, and the UN should not devote further resources to this charade.
As part of its ongoing BDS campaign against Israel, Human Rights Watch published a report and press release targeting Israel banks. This represents HRW’s third major BDS initiative in 2017 alone.
NGO Monitor will confront the UNHRC and its NGO allies, exposing their double standards towards Israel in preparing a blacklist of companies allegedly engaging in business activities in the West Bank, while completely ignoring areas with more far-reaching activitiesof companies allegedly engage
NGO Monitor commends the UNHRC for its expected postponement of a discriminatory blacklist, but condemns the concerted efforts to single-out Israel among all the countries of the world.
NGO Monitor sent a position paper to the UN Human Rights Council arguing that a discriminatory "blacklist" intended to defame and economically harm companies doing business with Israel violates international law, ignores due process rights, and promotes antisemitism.