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29 Mar 2015

Holy Land Principles, Inc.

Holy Land Principles, a corporate code of conduct for U.S. companies doing business in the Holy Land

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The same man who launched the Mac Bride Principles on November 5, 1984 has now launched the Holy Land Principles – a corporate code of conduct for U.S. companies doing business in the Holy Land (Israel/Palestine, The West Bank, The Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem)...Holy Land Principles, Inc., has been established as a non-profit organization to promote the Principles.It will be of interest to see if potential opponents of the Holy Land Principles will make the same misjudgment as the British Government admitted to making in 1999. A senior official in the Department of Economic Development (DED) said: “We did not take him [Fr. Mc Manus] very seriously at first but the Mac Bride Principles have caused serious problems and cost millions to try and counteract.” To further promote the new Principles, Fr. Mc Manus has brought out a new edition of his Memoirs: My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland … And The Holy Land. In the book, which now has 424 pages, he draws a close parallel between how the British Government partitioned both Ireland and Palestine...