The Dutch government’s consideration of issuing instructions to supermarkets to
clearly mark products originating from West Bank settlements is not an attempt
to bash Israel, only protect the consumer, Dutch Foreign Minister Frans
Timmermans said in parliament on Tuesday.
Timmermans was asked during a
parliamentary questioning period about reports that the Netherlands was going to
encourage retailers to specially label products from the settlements, with
center-right parties voicing opposition, and the socialists coming out in