Senior officials, MKs lash out at EU labeling decision

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November 11, 2015 13:00
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MK's and senior officials from across the political spectrum Wednesday lashed out at the EU's decision earlier in the day to implement measures that will place labels on products produced in the West Bank.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked called the decision "anti-Israel and anti-Jewish," and said she plans to look into possible legal action against the EU.

"The European hypocrisy and their hatred of Israel has crossed every line," she stated. "It's interesting that they do not label products from the Wester Sahara or [northern] Cyprus."

Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid took to twitter to write: "Jews are being stabbed in the streets & the EU has given in to BDS. This decision discriminates against Israel & encourages terrorism."

MK Itzik Shmuly (Zionist Union) said the EU's decision was "stupid, harmful and unhelpful, which leaves a stain on Europe's forehead."

According to Shmuly, "residents of Hamburg or Copenhagen do not really understand where the green line starts and ends, and the decision will end up leading to a boycott of all of Israel.

"Unfortunately, Europe decided to shamefully strengthen those who lead the campaign of boycotting Israel, whose goal is to erase Israel from the map and not to promote peace," Shmuly added.


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