The movement to restrict or prohibit goods made in Israel, we are told, is not anti-Semitic. So, this shouldn’t raise any red flags. The European Union is poised to require warning labels on products made in Israel.
The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice recently issued non-binding opinion arguing that EU law requires Israeli-made products to be labeled as coming from “settlements” and “Israeli colonies.”
What could go wrong?
Brooke Goldstein, a human rights lawyer and executive director of the Lawfare Project, which is involved in the legal dispute, described the EU court’s initial decision as “frankly outrageous.”
“The Advocate General’s opinion said that goods produced by Muslims are to be labeled from ‘Palestine,’ and goods produced by Jews labeled as coming from ‘Israeli colonies,’ Goldstein said. “Both people are living in the same geographic location, and yet Jewish goods are being treated differently.”
This sounds like religious or ethnic discrimination to me.
Europe of all places should know better. Well, post-WWII Europe. New Islmaicised Europe has a significant Muslim population which, as you’ll recall, has some issues with the Jews.
And the locals seem more than willing to pander with silly declarations like this. Approving actions that set the new foundation for the next level of warnings or restrictions.
This one began in France.
The legal dispute first began after France passed a law mandating that products made in the West Bank territory of Israel be labeled as coming from an “Israeli colony,” a label not applied to any other products across the globe.
An Israeli company filed a discrimination lawsuit which now sits before the EU Court.
That court now appears poised to affirm the advocate general’s opinion mandating that Israeli goods be labeled in a fashion that opponents say is unfair and anti-Semitic in nature.
So, you sue on the grounds of discrimination, but the court decides that not just yours but all related goods can and should bear the warning you claim is discriminatory. Nice Justice system.
The US is expected to defend Israel in some manner should the court rule against Isreali Products. At least for as long as the guy the Left calls Hitler is the President.