Lapid to German TV: EU surrenders to jihad by labeling settlement products

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November 7, 2015 15:13

 
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As the European Union prepares to stick labels on Israeli produce manufactured in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid is working to sway hearts and minds to oppose the effort.

Lapid, who has functioned as a de facto shadow foreign minister during his tenure in the opposition, told the Berlin-based DW News network that while he supports a two-state solution, the EU's product-labeling initiative is tantamount to a boycott of Israel.

"The European Union is hiding behind legal jargon and trying to paint a picture that this is a legal matter," Lapid said. "This is incorrect. It's a political issue. They are capitulating to the worst elements of jihad."

"The labeling of settlement products is a direct continuation of the boycott movement against Israel, which is anti-Semitic and misguided," the former finance minister said.

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