S. Africa bans territories' 'Made in Israel' labels

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August 22, 2012 17:59

 
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The South African cabinet on Wednesday approved a plan to require special labels on products coming from the settlements so that they do not read "Made in Israel."

The government's approval comes some three months after the plan was first made public, and despite a flood of protest from South African Jews and other pro-Israel supporters in the country.

The cabinet issued a statement saying it "approved that a notice in terms of the Consumer Protection Act, 2008 be issued by the Minister of Trade and Industry requiring the labeling of goods or products emanating from IOTs (Israel Occupied Territories) to prevent consumers being led to believe that such goods come from Israel.  This is in line with South Africa’s stance that recognizes the 1948 borders delineated by the United Nations and does not recognize occupied territories beyond these borders as being part of the state of Israel."

The decision came at a cabinet meeting where the cabinet also noted the "importance" of South Africa's participation in the upcoming Non-Aligned Movement meeting in Tehran.

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