Israel Slams EU's Bid to Label Settlement Products

(Times of Israel) Tamar Pileggi - The European Parliament passed a resolution Thursday by 525 to 70, with 31 abstentions, to label produce from Israel settlements in the West Bank. In response, Israel's Foreign Ministry called the labeling process discriminatory and reeking of boycott. "It's an attempt to force a diplomatic solution, instead of encouraging the Palestinians to return to negotiations," a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said. Prime Minister Netanyahu called the EU decision "a distortion of justice and of logic....The root of the conflict is not the territories, and the root of the conflict is not the settlements. We have historical memory of what happened when Europe labelled Jewish products."

2015-09-11 00:00:00

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