The Norwegian government has decided to ignore the United Nations “blacklist” of companies operating in Israeli settlements and allow a tourism company that appears on the list to provide services to government and other organizations in Norway.

The list was published by the U.N. Human Rights Office in early 2020 and includes 112 Israeli and international companies that operate beyond the Green Line, in the environs of Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and Judea and Samaria.

Among the more than 100 companies on the list are food maker General Mills, tech and communications giants Motorola Solutions and Altice Europe and infrastructure companies like France’s Egis and Alstom, as well as British company JC Bamford Excavators. It also includes travel firms Airbnb and Expedia, along with TripAdvisor, Booking.com and Opodo.

The list was compiled following heavy pressure from BDS groups and its publication was a significant success for the anti-Israel boycott movement. However, since its release, pro-Israel lobbies in Israel and abroad have worked hard to curb any practical steps being taken on the ground.

Read more at: World Israel News

FREE booklet:

Britain’s stand with Israel – 12 actions CUFI would like the UK to take

Become a member of CUFI and receive these 5 mini-books and exclusive lapel-pin

Related Articles:

HMD Ceremony: Auschwitz survivor and great-grandson share important message for next generation

A special ceremony for International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022 was co-hosted by the UK Foreign Office and Israeli Embassy. The ceremony includes speeches from Ambassador Tzipi...

Report: 2021 was worst year in decade for antisemitism around the world

A new report has found that 2021 was the worst year for antisemitic incidents when compared to statistics over the past decade. The Antisemitism Report for 2021 is published...

UAE intercepts two missiles over Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting Abu Dhabi early Monday, its state-run news agency reported, the latest attack to target the Emirati capital.Defense...

Neo-Nazi jailed after original sentence to read ‘classic English literature’ was overturned

A white supremacist who was given a suspended jailed sentence and told by a judge to read classic literature, seemingly to educate him away from white supremacy, has been...

Duchess of Cornwall pays tribute to Anne Frank on 75th anniversary of diary publication

The Duchess of Cornwall praised Anne Frank’s “harrowing memoir” as she met the wartime diarist’s step-sister, Eva Schloss, at a lunch held by the Anne Frank Trust for Holocaust Memorial...