Europe Mislabels Israel

Europe Mislabels Israel (New York Times)

November 13, 2015



By Eugene Kontorovich

This week the European Commissionannounced guidelines suggesting that Israeli products from areas that came under its control in 1967 be labeled “Israeli Settlement” products and not “Made in Israel” as they have been until now. The policy carves out a special legal rule for Israel, not only contradicting the European Union’s own official positions on these issues, but also going against rulings of European national courts, and violating basic tenets of the World Trade Organization.

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