Activists send ‘ISIS wine’ from Golan Heights to EU envoy

The Tekuma faction of Jewish Home found a creative way on Wednesday to protest the European Union's controversial decision to label Jewish products from Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights. 

EU ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen received a personal package from Tekuma chairman and Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, Channel 2 reports Thursday. 

The package contained a bottle of wine labeled "soon to be produced by the ISIS winery in the Golan Heights."

Along with the package was a note from Tekuma director-general Ofir Sofer, stating, "I don't want this wine to be called (Arabic name) Jawlan, but to continue to be called Golan."

Tekuma explained the purpose of the stunt was to "wake EU countries up to the danger of Islamic State jihadists lurking on the borders of all countries, and force them to join in wiping out the terrorist organization."

The ambassador, for his part, responded that "there is no boycott. Products from the Golan Heights and Judea and Samaria will continue [to be sold] in European markets. 

The EU has been accused of both anti-Semitism and hypocrisy for singling out Israel in this latest measure – a claim which Faaborg-Andersen dismissed on Wednesday. 

“I've been shocked to hear claims of anti-Semitism and historical comparisons or analogies to the persecution of Jews in Germany in the 30s and 40s,” he declared at the Jerusalem Post's Diplomatic Conference. 

“In my mind this is a distortion of history and belittlement of the crimes of the Nazis, and the memory of their victims.”

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/203643

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