Antisemitic Europe at it again.
Breathing life into the Arabs’ Jew hating propaganda filled agenda, and then they point to Israel as to why the Arabs are always committing acts of violence. It’s the European Left (as well as in the rest of the West) that spurs these islamonazis on with glimpses of hope of destroying the Jews once and for all.
Israel: ‘Discriminatory’ EU decision to label settlement products may harm ties with Brussels
Foreign Ministry summons the European Union’s Ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg, to explain the decision.
Israel condemned as discriminatory a European Union decision to publish guidelines to allow for consumer labels on imports produced over the Green Line, to signify that they were not made in Israel.
It warned that the move could harm Israeli European relations.
“We regret that the EU took this politically motivated and unusual and discriminatory step, that it learned from the world of boycotts,” the Foreign Ministry said in a harshly worded statement.
The Foreign Ministry also summoned the European Union’s Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg to explain the decision by the European Commission, which is the political body in Brussels.
An EU official told Reuters that the Commission had “adopted this morning the Interpretative Notice on indication of origin of goods from the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967.”
Since the issue was first raised in 2012, the EU has downplayed it as a technical matter. It has explained that it is not a boycott of Israel, but rather a measure design to inform the consumer that the products were not made in Israel.
(Communicated by Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Israel condemns the decision of the European Union to label Israeli products originating from areas that are under Israeli control since 1967. We regret that the EU has chosen, for political reasons, to take such an exceptional and discriminatory step, inspired by the boycott movement, particularly at this time, when Israel is confronting a wave of terrorism targeting any and all of its citizens.
It is puzzling and even irritating that the EU chooses to apply a double standard concerning Israel, while ignoring that there are over 200 other territorial disputes worldwide, including those occurring within the EU or on its doorstep. The claim that this is a technical matter is cynical and baseless.
Product labeling does not advance any political process between Israel and the Palestinians. The opposite is the case – it is bound to reinforce the PA’s refusal to conduct direct negotiations with Israel, negotiations that the EU claims to support. Product labeling will strengthen the radical elements advocating a boycott against Israel and denying Israel’s right to exist, contradicting positions that the EU publicly opposes. This recent step raises questions regarding the role that the EU aspires to play. It may also have implications for Israel-EU relations.