Trump admin reverses Obama stance, links EU ‘settlement’ labeling mandate to anti-Israel BDS

Trump admin reverses Obama stance, links EU ‘settlement’ labeling mandate to anti-Israel BDS
EU Headquarters Berlaymont bldg, Brussels. Wikimedia Commons PD (Romaine)

[Ed. – The link is clear, since the EU’s purpose is to use commerce to flog political grievances with Israel, and attempt to extort Israel over national policy.]

In its ruling this week, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) stated that, “Foodstuffs originating in the territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin, accompanied, where those foodstuffs come from an Israeli settlement within that territory, by the indication of that provenance.” …

State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said the U.S. was “deeply concerned” by the decision.

“The circumstances surrounding the labeling requirement in the specific facts presented to the Court are suggestive of anti-Israel bias,” she said in a statement

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“This requirement serves only to encourage, facilitate, and promote boycotts, divestments, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel,” Ortagus said.

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