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November 5, 2015 11:17 am

EU Labels Push Part of Larger Economic War Against Israel, Watchdog Says

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Labeling Israeli goods produced over the Green Line is part of a larger economic war against Israel, according to NGO Monitor. Photo: Wikipedia.

JNS.org – The push for the European Union to label all Israeli products made in Judea and Samaria is part of a larger economic war by NGOs against the Jewish state, the Jerusalem-based research institute NGO Monitor said.

“The European Union’s decision to label Israeli-made products from beyond the Green Line is another act in the ongoing NGO campaign to delegitimize Israel,” said Prof. Gerald Steinberg, the head of NGO Monitor. “This strategy is also the driving force of BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaigns, and it is led by EU-funded NGOs that are detrimental to a peaceful, negotiated solution.”

In fact, the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee, according to NGO Monitor, considers the product labeling initiative “insufficient for fulfilling European states’ legal obligations under international law.”

Labeling is only one warfare tactic in the anti-Israel camp. The “Trading Away Peace: How Europe Helps Sustain Illegal Israeli Settlements” of 2012, authored by 22 NGOs, stated that the NGOs’ goal is to begin with “correct consumer labeling of all settlement products,” followed by EU and national governments eventually banning “imports of settlement products,” excluding “settlement products and companies from public procurement tenders,” and preventing “financial transactions to settlements and related activities.”

The recent creation of a new ministry in the Israeli government that is specifically designed to handle tactics of the BDS movement reveals that the BDS threat to Israel’s economy is serious, Israeli affairs analyst Anton Shalhat said Tuesday.

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  • Jonah

    The bible states very clearly that the west is the enemy and leads the charge against Israel and not only against Israel but Russia, China and any one else who will not allow their country to be infected by Caliphate islamic rebels. Obsma is the leader of the hood…the Muslim brotherhood. They will not only mark your products but they have marked you for death and every time he figures another angle to get you, you wiggle out of it? In his eyes enevitably the Iranians will nuke you if all his schemes fail. It’s a win win for him…he thinks.

  • John Connelly

    When academics call for a boycott of only one country and it happens to be the only Jewish country in the world, you do have to wonder how they face themselves in the mirror every day. I’m sure they would be horrified to think they were being antisemitic. China oppressing Tibetans – no boycott. Russians in Ukraine – no boycott. Executions of gay people across the Middle East (except Israel) – no boycott. Mugabe – no boycott. US and UK bombing Afghanistan, Iraq or Waziristan – no boycott. No, let’s all pile into Israel. After all, that tiny nation of 8 million people can’t fight back – they’re too busy protecting themselves against 500 million Arabs and Iranians.

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