The United Nations has not been fit for purpose for a long, long time as it has been taken over by countries who do not have free democracies and who have terrible human rights records. Now the United Nations has gone so far as to use tactics straight out of the Nazi handbook.

While the left is always quick to try to demonise and smear the right as Nazis with zero justification, the United Nations is actually acting like Nazis and is working hard to demonise Israeli Jews by Blacklisting their businesses.

We call on our friends around the world to speak out against this shameful initiative which reminds us of dark periods in our history,” said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin after the UN released the blacklist.

After repeated delays, the U.N. human rights office on Wednesday released a list of more than 100 companies whose operations are associated with the Judea and Samaria regions of Israel.

The list, the first ever attempt by the U.N. to name and shame businesses connected to the development of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, included a number of well known names, among them Airbnb, Motorola and General Mills.

Coming just weeks after the publication of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan, its publication was swiftly condemned by Israel and hailed by the Palestinians.

The Human Rights Council, which pursues an overtly anti-Israel agenda, in 2016 instructed the U.N.’s human rights office to create a “database” of companies deemed to be linked to or supportive of Jewish communities, which it derogatorily refers to as “settlements.”

The report does not have any concrete impact on the companies that were singled out. Instead, it is largely symbolic, drawing what appeared to be comparisons to Nazi-era boycotts of Jewish businesses in Germany.

If history has taught us anything it is that “symbolic actions” like drawing up a blacklist of businesses, do have serious consequences. The Nazis started off calling for people to boycott Jewish businesses which had the flow-on effect of Jewish businesses being vandalised.

The BFD. Undated photo of a Jewish store in Vienna with anti-Semitic slogans daubed on walls and store windows. Austrian authorities took more than 40 years to launch serious efforts at returning Jewish property plundered by the Nazis. (AP Photo/Dokumentationsarchiv des Oesterreichischen Wiederstandes)

After that, it was not long before people were incited to do more than just boycott and vandalise. Things turned violent. That is how demonisation works. It is about changing public opinion and taking them step by step down a dark path until even genocide has a blind eye turned to it.

The BFD. View of a destroyed Jewish shop in Berlin on Nov. 11, 1938, after the anti-Semitic violence of Kristallnacht. The pogrom unleashed Nazi-coordinated attacks on thousands of synagogues and Jewish businesses. Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin responded to the blacklist, “We call on our friends around the world to speak out against this shameful initiative which reminds of dark periods in our history.”

[…] Netanyahu added, “The UN Human Rights Council is a biased body that is devoid of influence. Not for nothing have I already ordered the severing of ties with it. It was also not for nothing that the American administration has taken this step together with us.”

Thank God for President Trump. All we need now is for right-thinking countries to follow Israel and the United States’ lead and wipe their hands of the contemptible United Nations.

[…]The council’s anti-Israel bias is well documented and the Trump administration withdrew the United States in 2018 because the UN accepts some of the world’s worst human rights abusers and autocratic governments, while routinely chastising Israel and passing one-sided resolutions demonizing the Jewish state.

While the council accepts countries like China, Libya, Venezuela and Somalia, where torture and other horrific practices are tolerated as a matter of policy, the overwhelming majority of resolutions it passes focus on Israel, the only country in the world that automatically faces scrutiny at every council session.

UN Watch slammed the report, with its executive director Hillel Neuer tweeting, “The list has no precedent and turns the UN into ground zero for the global anti-Israel boycott campaign.”

NGO Monitor, an Israeli group that is highly critical of the rights council, called the list “defamatory” and an endorsement of the anti-Israel boycott movement.

Anne Herzberg, the group’s legal adviser, called on countries to “reassess their relationships” with the rights office and urged the “maligned companies” to consider legal action against UN.officials who prepared the list.

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