Shame on Europe for Engaging in a Double Standard toward Israel

(Jerusalem Post) Editorial - The European Union's Court of Justice decided this week that products made in Judea and Samaria cannot be labeled "made in Israel." The labeling decision also applies to products of eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, even though those areas are under Israeli sovereignty. This decision is an outrage. This singling out of Israel is exactly what Natan Sharansky meant when he wrote in 2004 of the "three Ds" distinguishing anti-Semitism from legitimate criticism of Israel: delegitimization of Israel, demonization of Israel, and subjecting Israel to double standards. There is no similar labeling mandate for other areas under territorial conflict, like Tibet, Northern Cyprus or Western Sahara. Europeans have a long history of telling Jews where they can - and more often, can't - live, and with whom they can do business, going back centuries. And by declaring Jewish businesses in Judea and Samaria as illegitimate, the EU is acceding to the Palestinian-driven idea that certain spots on the map need to be "Judenrein," free of Jews.

2019-11-15 00:00:00

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