Great to see that the Czechs are standing tall.
I hear from back channels that the Finns are doing so as well, just that they’re choosing not to be so high profile about it. I think that they should be as laud as the Czechs, but the Finnish gov’t is the Finnish gov’t, it’s never willing to stick its head above the international political parapet unless it feels it really has to.
Czech lawmakers reject labeling of Israeli settlement goods
Social Democrats party member Robin Böhnisch says EU directive is ‘absurd’ and intended to pressure Israel
In two separate votes on Thursday, Czech lawmakers approved resolutions criticizing the European Commission’s decision as politically motivated, describing it as non-binding and urging the Czech government not to abide by it.
According to the measures, released by the European Commission last month, fruit, vegetables and other products from Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the Golan Heights cannot be labeled as made in Israel. The decision has come under criticism in Israel and elsewhere, with Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu slamming it as discriminatory.