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August 23, 2012 10:55 am

Israel Protests South Africa Decision on Labeling of Goods

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Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Photo: Pinheiro Roosewelt.

JPost – The Foreign Ministry on Thursday lodged an official protest with South Africa over its decision Wednesday to order that products from the settlements be labeled in a special manner, and not carry a “Made in Israel” tag.

A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said that the ambassador, Ismail Coovadia, met with Avi Granot, the deputy director-general of the ministry’s Africa division, who expressed Israel’s objections to the decision. The spokeswoman said the message would be relayed to Pretoria.

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