After the United Nations published a database of more than one hundred companies they claim are doing business in Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria, Judean settlers shot back with a ‘black list’ of their own.
The list includes nearly 15,000 companies that conduct business with the UN.
And although the UN’s original blacklist took three years to compile, the ‘settler’s list’ took less than a week to complete says David Sidman, English spokesman for Otzmah Yehudit (Jewish Power) party. Sidman, a resident of the Judean town of Efrat, spearheaded the initiative.
Sidman believes that a move like this can let the UN know that “two can play this game.”
“The goal is to let the United Nations know that the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria won’t take their boycott efforts rolling over” Sidman explained. He also added that private companies are far more sensitive to boycotts than are government entities like the EU. “If we can cause a few of them to think twice before doing business with the UN – mission accomplished” he added.