The failure of the label bill proposal ended a long anti-Israel campaign by Norway’s pro-Palestinian NGOs to force adherence to decrees passed by the European Court of Justice.
– Oslo legislator stresses that dialogue must supersede boycotts.
By Ariel Kahana
The Norwegian Parliament rejected a motion to label imported Israeli products manufactured in Judea and Samaria, Israel Hayom learned Monday. The bill was presented two weeks ago by left-wing parties, including the Norwegian Labor Party, but was voted down by the coalition parties and other non-affiliated parties in the Oslo legislator.
The European Union’s top court ruled in November 2019 that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels. Continue Reading »
The gov’t’s ShoppingIL initiative is to encourage online purchases of manufactured products bearing the “Made in Israel” label at discounted prices during the month of November.
By Hili Yacobi-Handelsman , Israel Hayom Staff
The Economy and Industry Ministry is working to promote the online purchase of products manufactured in Israel in November when shoppers take advantage of special deals on Thanksgiving, as well as online shopping holidays like Cyber Monday and China’s Singles Day.
In light of the success of last year’s effort, the ministry’s Blue and White Headquarters will once again join forces with Google Israel to set up a dedicated manufacturers’ complex for products to receive the “Made in Israel” label. Continue Reading »
The Government of Canada announced intention to appeal a court ruling that wine produced by Jews in Judea and Samaria cannot be labeled as ‘Made in Israel’.
By Elad Benari, Canada
Jewish groups in Canada on Friday welcomed an announcement by the Government of Canada that it will appeal a court ruling that wine originating from Judea and Samaria cannot be labeled as products made in Israel.
In July, Canada’s Federal Court ruled that it was “false, misleading and deceptive” to label wines made in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria as a “Product of Israel.”
SodaStream’s new product label
The court had been asked to rule in the case of David Kattenburg, the child of Holocaust survivors who disagreed with a decision by the Canadian government’s Food Inspection Agency to allow the labels. Continue Reading »
Mail from U.S. Customs reveals new instructions sent out to American importers requires goods from Judea & Samaria to not be marked “Israel” or feel pain of sanctions.
By Ari Yashar
A mail from the Cargo Systems Messaging Service of the US Customs and Border Protection dated to this Saturday, and revealed by Channel 1‘s “Mabat” show on Thursday, shows the US is now required products from Judea and Samaria to be labeled differently.
The new U.S. gov’t protocols – Courtesy Mabat, Channel 1TV
In new instructions on marking requirements sent out to American importers, goods from Judea and Samaria are not to be marked “Israel.” Continue Reading »
Israel’s PM lashes at the European Parliament’s blatantly anti-Semitic decision, explaining again, ‘The root of the conflict is not the territories, and the root of the conflict is not the settlements.’
By Tova Dvorin
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu denounced the European Parliament’s decision to label products from the Golan Heights, Judea and Samaria (Shomron) as “settlement products” on Thursday, stating that the move only hinders efforts for Middle East peace.
“This is unjust,” he stated. “It is simply a distortion of justice and of logic and I think that it also hurts peace; it does not advance peace.”
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu – Kobi Gidon/GPO
“The root of the conflict is not the territories, and the root of the conflict is not the settlements,” he warned. Continue Reading »
French Economy Minister says Paris favors European Union’s move to force labeling only Jewish-made products from Judea & Samaria, echoing EU Chief’s declaration that ‘labeling only Jewish-made goods from the West Bank is not meant as a ‘Boycott’’.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that while Paris backs EU plans to label products from Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, it opposes any boycott of Israel.
“The French and European diplomatic position is clear and has not changed and will not change,” he told reporters at the start of a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »