Holy Land Principles Calls for Fair Employment in Palestine
by Robert Kropp
Modeled on the MacBride Principles of Northern Ireland, the eight Holy Land Principles call on US
companies doing business in Israel and Palestine to practice fair employment.
There are 545 US-based companies doing business in Israel and Palestine, several of which are
prominent corporations; Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, and Intel are but three of them. Given the
well-documented human rights abuses inflicted upon the Palestinian population in the region,
companies doing business there face substantial reputational risks if they are perceived as
assisting Israel in its occupation of Palestinian lands.