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Greece to Defy EU Labeling of Israeli Products

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Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, informing him of the opposition by Athens to the EU guidelines. Photo: Twitter.

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Photo: Twitter.

JNS.org – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Greece will not follow recently implemented European Union guidelines to label Israeli products from Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights, and eastern Jerusalem.

Israel and Greece agreed on extensive bilateral cooperation in economic matters, technology, science, education, trade, energy, and agriculture following last month’s meeting between Kotzias and Netanyahu. Greece joins Hungary in its defiance of the EU’s directive to remove “Made in Israel” labels from Israeli products originating beyond the 1967 lines.

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