FM Lieberman fumes: ‘Let Europeans put yellow badges on settlements products’

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman invokes Nazi horrors as he condemns calls from Western European leaders to label Israeli goods produced in Judea and Samaria.

By i24news 

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Friday made a reference to WWII Nazi horrors as he hit out at his European counterparts who have the previous day called to label goods manufactured in West Bank settlements.

Avigdor Lieberman – Photo: Gali Tibbon (AFP/Archives)

“They can put a yellow patch on products from Judea and Samaria and the Golan,” the hawkish was quoted by the Ynetnews website as saying.

Israel marked its official Holocaust Remembrance Day earlier in the week with memorials and ceremonies.

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Foreign ministers from 16 European Union countries addressed EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, asking her to forward the process of labeling goods and products manufactured in Israeli settlements and sold in Europe as such, Israeli daily Haaretz reported Thursday.

Foreign ministers from France, Britain, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Malta, Austria, Ireland, Portugal, Slovenia, Hungary, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Luxembourg all supported the measure.

Ministers say that the labeling of settlements products will prevent consumers from being “misled by false information,” and that they “must indeed have confidence in knowing the origins of goods they are purchasing.”


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