The UN Human Rights Council passed a series of resolutions including a resolution that only has declaratory significance, in which it calls on countries around the world to refrain from maintaining ties with the Israeli settlements.







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Yesterday (Friday), the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution calling on countries around the world to refrain from maintaining ties with Israeli settlements. The resolution only holds a declaratory significance.

“The same Council that provided a platform for terrorists’ families today called to boycott the only true democracy in the Middle East,” Israel’s representative to the UN Danny Danon stated. “This Council has become the most notorious branch of the BDS movement. It’s time to put an end to this anti-Israel campaign.”







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The resolution calls countries not to assist the establishment of settlements and calls on companies and businesses to avoid trading with the settlements (that is, calling for a boycott of the settlements). In addition to the decision, the council adopted 3 more resolutions against Israel regarding the Palestinian matter and the Golan Heights.

Meanwhile, the White House released a statement following discussions regarding policy on settlements. The statement, though carefully worded to convey optimism, made it clear the issue of settlement construction remained unresolved.







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