Lawmakers accuse EU of hypocrisy, anti-Semitism over labeling of settlement products

The European Union’s decision to label products from the West Bank, Golan Heights and east Jerusalem is hypocritical and racist, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said Wednesday.

“This is a miserable decision of unparalleled hypocrisy,” he stated. “Boycotts are inappropriate and do not contribute to solving the situation in our region.”

Edelstein said the decision does more harm than good, because “factories over the imaginary Green Line employ many Palestinians,” and labeling would “harm the delicate fabric of [relations] between Israelis and Palestinians.”


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