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“The Lawfare Project is proud to partner with the Israel Allies Foundation to take our fight against injustice to the next level,” said Lawfare Project Executive Director Brooke Goldstein.

By United with Israel Staff

The Lawfare Project and Israel Allies Foundation have teamed up to fight implementation of the European Court of Justice’s discriminatory ruling in November that required special labels on Jewish-made products from “disputed” Israeli territories.

“The Lawfare Project’s international network includes more than 400 lawyers who are passionate about defending the civil rights of the Jewish people. They will work in coordination with the Israel Allies Foundation, whose network includes around 1,000 legislators in 40 pro-Israel parliamentary caucuses in countries around the world,” the Lawfare Project said in a press release.

“The European court’s decision was discriminatory on its face,” said Lawfare Project Executive Director Brooke Goldstein. “It singled out Jews and opened a Pandora’s box of unintended consequences for global trade.”

“The Lawfare Project is proud to partner with the Israel Allies Foundation to take our fight against injustice to the next level. Allies of Israel and the Jewish people must stand together now more than ever. Jews will not sit quietly while our rights and dignity are stripped from us,” Goldstein stated.

“During these times of significant hostility towards Israel stemming from the European Union, it is essential that we unite our allies in the parliaments across Europe, encouraging them to work as a powerful bloc against the labeling of Jewish goods. Our new partnership with the Lawfare project will allow us to effect real policy change against the anti-Semitic ruling of the European Court of Justice,” said Israel Allies Foundation President Josh Reinstein.

The Israel Allies Foundation is an umbrella organization that coordinates the work of 40 Israel Allies Caucuses around the world in order to mobilize political support for Israel based on shared Judeo-Christian values. This network includes the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus, and the European Union Parliamentary Israel Allies Caucus.

‘Discriminatory Action Will Only Make Us Stronger’

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, just a day after The Lawfare Project and Israel Allies Foundation announced their combined initiative, the U.N. human rights office, a notoriously anti-Israel body, released a list of more than 100 companies it claims are complicit in violating Palestinian human rights by operating in Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria. The move is the “first-ever international attempt to name and shame businesses that has drawn fierce Israeli condemnation,” according to The Associated Press.

Considering the timing of the list’s release, can it hurt the pro-Israel effort against the European court discrimination?

“I think it helps our campaign,” Reinstein told United with Israel. “The more foreign governments and international bodies adopt one-sided, Anti Semitic positions against Israel, the more countries and leaders who value the only free democracy in the Middle East will realize action is needed to defend Israel against these belligerent attacks. This discriminatory action will only make us stronger.”