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December 8, 2015 1:30 pm

Germany Supports EU Labeling of Israeli Products Made Beyond ’67 Borders

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will support the European Union’s guidelines for labeling Israeli products from Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will support the European Union’s guidelines for labeling Israeli products from Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – 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.

Specifically, Merkel is backing a recent German Foreign Ministry statement that the new EU labeling initiative “does not deal with a stigmatized warning decal, as many have presented… What Brussels wants is, however, only a clear designation of the origin of the products.”

Merkel arrived at this stance regarding Israeli products made beyond the 1967 lines despite her public opposition to boycotts of Israel and her past comments that Israel will “continue to receive preferential market access” from Germany.

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  • Brian Prince

    It’s not fair to blame Mrs Merkel. After all, she is only following orders from Brussels.

  • Jerome Verlin

    This article is about European nations attributing continuing legal significance to the old 1949 Israel-Jordan military ceasefire lines, which the 1949 Israel-Jordan Armistice Agreement expressly called military ceasefire lines exclusively without prejudice to either side’s claims on political borders.

    We ourselves, not least in titling an article on nations attributing undue political weight to those 1949 military ceasefire lines, should not refer to them as “’67 Borders.”

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