Israel claims European court ruling on settlement goods is ‘discriminatory’

The Israeli government slammed yesterday’s European court ruling on labelling settlement produce as a form of discrimination and vowed to thwart its implementation.In a much-anticipated decision, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory.The legal case was brought by Psagot, a settlement-based winery, and a French Israel advocacy organisation, reportedly in the face of opposition by the Israeli government.In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel said it “strongly rejects” the recent court ruling​, which it claimed “serves as a tool in the political campaign against Israel”.“The ruling’s entire objective is to single out and apply a double standard against Israel.”According to the ministry, “there are over 200 ongoing territorial disputes across the world, yet the ECJ has not rendered a single ruling related to the labelling of products originating from these territories. Today’s rul ...Read more

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