MK Michael Oren Calls on Israelis to ‘Think Twice’ Before Buying French Products Over ‘Green Line’ Labeling
JNS.org – Member of Knesset Michael Oren on Sunday encouraged Israelis to reconsider buying French-made products following France’s decision to remove “Made in Israel” stickers from products made beyond the Green Line.
Oren wrote on Twitter:
France is labeling Israeli products from Judea, Samaria, and the Golan. Israelis should think twice before buying French products.
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— Michael Oren (@DrMichaelOren) November 27, 2016
Oren, a member of the Kulanu party, Israel’s former ambassador to the US and current deputy minister for diplomacy in the Prime Minister’s Office, made his comment days after the French government directed businesses to adhere to last year’s non-binding resolution from the European Union recommending that its member states use labels distinguishing between Israeli products from within and beyond the 1967 lines.
In response to Oren, French Ambassador to Israel Helene Le Gal wrote on Twitter:
@DrMichaelOren so you are calling for boycotting French products when in France boycotting Israel is punished by law?
— helene le gal (@HeleneLeGal) November 28, 2016
The Israeli Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying it “condemns” France’s decision.