EU Move to Label Israeli Settlement Goods Strains Ties

(New York Times) Jodi Rudoren and Sewell Chan - The European Union's announcement on Wednesday that Israeli goods produced in the West Bank must be labeled "made in settlements" has been condemned by Israelis as an echo of the Holocaust-era branding of European Jews and their storefronts with yellow stars. Prime Minister Netanyahu denounced the move as hypocritical because no such labels were proposed for products from such territories elsewhere in the world: "The EU has decided to label only Israel, and we are not prepared to accept the fact that Europe is labeling the side that is being attacked by terrorism....The EU should be ashamed."

2015-11-12 00:00:00

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