The EC endorsed the labelling of imports from Jewish settlements

The EC endorsed the labelling of imports from Jewish settlements


The European Commission on 11 November adopted a decision to approve the introduction of the mandatory EU labelling of goods from Israel, produced in Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria, which the majority of EU member States consider illegal, said the spokesman of the EC.

BRUSSELS, 11 Nov. Alexander Shishlo. The European Commission approved on Wednesday the introduction of the mandatory EU labelling of goods from Israel, produced in Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria, which the majority of EU member States consider illegal, said the spokesman of the EC.

“Decision made,” he said.

It is expected that the decision will come into force after its publication in the EU Official journal on 11 or 12 November.

The idea is to label products from occupied territories as “made in Israel” (“Made in Israel”), and otherwise. In April the foreign Ministers of 16 out of 28 EU countries was sent to the head of European diplomacy, Mogherini Federica a letter, urging to accelerate the process of transition to the labeling of products from Jewish settlements on the West Bank of the Jordan river, the Golan heights and East Jerusalem.

In September a resolution in support adopted by the European Parliament, which criticized the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Recalling the period in the history of Nazi Germany (Berlin was not included among the signatories of the letter. — ed.), “when Europe started labeling Jewish products”.