Israel registered a protest with the EU last week regarding a conference
scheduled for Wednesday in Brussels about the possibility of labeling goods made
in the settlements.
Rafi Schutz, the Foreign Ministry’s deputy
director-general for Europe, called the ambassadors of Denmark, Ireland and the
EU to the ministry on November 19, in the midst of Operation Pillar of Defense,
to protest the scheduled meeting, called an “informal technical workshop on
settlement products and related policy issues.”
Schutz also protested by
phone to a ranking official at the British Embassy.
Britain, Ireland and
Denmark, as well as the EU’s foreign service, were singled out for promoting the
conference along with various NGOs.