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December 15, 2015 10:40 am

EU Doubles Down on Labeling of Israeli Products

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EU is standing firm behind its recently implemented initiative to remove “Made in Israel” labels from Israeli products originating beyond the 1967 lines. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

European Union headquarters in Brussels. The EU is standing behind its recently implemented initiative to remove “Made in Israel” labels from products originating beyond the 1967 lines. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, said the EU is standing firm behind its recently implemented initiative to remove “Made in Israel” labels from Israeli products originating beyond the 1967 lines.

The EU is “united on these technical guidelines on the indication of origin, which is in no way a boycott,” Mogherini said during talks with EU foreign ministers on Monday.

Mogherini added that the EU will remain engaged in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and in “broader bilateral relations with Israel,” despite the Israeli government’s own decision to halt the EU’s peace process involvement.

“There is full unity and solidarity among member states and among European institutions on that,” said Mogherini.

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