'The decision to label the products harms Israelis and Palestinians and is out of step with the government of Israel’s policy that is focused on improving the lives of Palestinians,' Israel's foreign ministry said.
Israeli Jordan Valley farmers told European parliamentarians on Wednesday that they would not label their products as coming from “the occupied territories,” despite European Union guidelines that may require them to do so.
The largest Slovenian supermarket chain, Mercator, has reneged on its earlier decision to remove Israeli products from its shelves, a move that had come in response to pressure from the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
While Martin Schulz has made controversial statements in the past regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, last week he made clear his opposition to the European Union's effort to label Israeli products made in Judea and Samaria.
Activists who promote the anti-Israel boycott movement may believe they are negatively impacting Israel's economy by boycotting and labeling its products, but they are hugely mistaken. Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics proved Israel's exports are actually up in the US and Asia.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will support the European Union’s guidelines to remove “Made in Israel” labels on all Israeli products from Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights, a spokesman said Monday.
The president of the German Bundestag, Norbert Lammert, called the European Union labeling law on products made beyond the 1949 armistice lines “unwise," saying that his country rejects the decision and understands Israel’s anger over it.
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) held a symposium at the European Union Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday to address the recent EU decision to label Israeli goods made in Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights, and eastern Jerusalem.
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) will hold a symposium at the European Union Parliament in Brussels to address the recent EU decision to label Israeli goods made in Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights, and eastern Jerusalem.
Israel received a boost of support on Tuesday as it continued to voice its objection to the European Union’s decision to label Israeli products made in Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.
NGO Monitor research shows that NGOs pushed labeling is a first step in the BDS process, aimed at all Israeli products and services. This allows these NGOs to talk about the pre-1967 lines while actually targeting Israel within the 1948 borders.
Israel summoned European Union envoy Lars Faaborg-Andersen and announced it was suspending its dialogue with the EU over its move to label Israeli products, which hypocritically singles out the Jewish state.
Israel's prime minister, the foreign ministry and politicians across the political spectrum condemned the European Union's decision to label Israeli products from beyond the pre-1967 borders as discriminatory and harmful to peace efforts.
A group of U.S. House members and senators sent official letters to the European Union discouraging the EU from implementing a policy of labeling Israeli products from beyond Israel's post-1967 borders, but the EU decided to approve the move anyway.