Brooke Goldstein of the Lawfare Project explains why the case against the discriminatory labeling law of the European Union is so important, even in the face of criticism from some Israeli government officials.
This discriminatory EU law basically establishes that Jews do not have a right to live in their ancestral homeland in Judea & Samaria. Rather, that right belongs exclusively to Arabs. A clear case of antisemitism, especially as there are hundreds of cases around the world of actual “occupations” where the EU has no rules about labeling, only products produced by Jews in their ancestral homeland gets a special EU law.
The NGO Monitor research institute stated that this discriminatory EU labeling law of Jewish products produced in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and the Eastern side of Jerusalem “is an integral part of the BDS (boycott, divest, sanctions) campaign. Any connection between these measures and the pursuit and peace and human rights is purely coincidental. NGO Monitor’s research cited a coalition of over 20 civil organizations promoting this issue. Many of them are funded by European governments, and have admitted more than once that marking is the first step towards a comprehensive commercial boycott, including within the green line.”
Brooke Goldstein of the Lawfare Project represents Psagot Winery, a Jewish owned winery in Samaria, and sued the French government in the EU High Court of Justice against the application of this discriminatory EU law requiring European countries to label all products produced by Jews in Judea & Samaria as not produced in Israel.
Anonymous Israeli officials have been claiming that many E.U. countries have simply not been implementing the labeling guidelines, so it would have been better policy to just ignore them and pretend they didn’t exist. Brooke has a very different take on the matter and explains why this case is very important to help Israel and Israeli companies.
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