Is Israel denying that it is an occupying power? Is Israel denying that there are illegal Jewish settlements on lands stolen from Palestinians?
Is the continual cry of anti Semitism their only defense regarding the EU’s labeling of products made in these settlements?
Labeling of these products is NOT an endorsement of the BDS Movement, so what is it that Israel is really trying to hide?
The EU does not recognize the legitimacy of Israel’s presence in the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. As such, goods from there cannot be labelled “Made in Israel” and should be labelled as coming from settlements, which the EU considers illegal under international law.
EU Commission approves settlement product labeling
Products coming from Israeli factories in the West Bank, East Jerusalem. Gaza, and the Golan Heights will be labeled as ‘settlement products’; Foreign Ministry summons EU ambassador to receive reprimand.
Full report HERE
This is not the first time in history that products from occupied territories were labeled as such …. how quickly the world forgets …
On February 20, 1947 the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) in Japan issued the instruction SCAPIN 1535, stating that all export items must be identified with an engraving “Made in Occupied Japan”. This decree was repealed on December 5, 1949 through SCAPIN 2061. Many camera manufacturers continued to use the “Made in Occupied Japan” markings until 1951, even though they could have substituted it with “Made in Japan”. The latter became standard once the U.S. occupation of Japan formally ended in 1952. FROM
(As will the EU’s labeling of Israeli settlement products)
It’s as simple as that!