18 April 2015

The European Union wants to label products from Judea and Samaria

As if all in Europe is well and all European countries are flourishing, the European Union seems to feel the need to meddle in affairs that - as far as I am concerned - are none of their (or should I say 'our'?) business. On the 16th April 2015, Israel National News writes that
Sixteen out of the 28 EU countries want the bloc to label products from Judea and Samaria in an economic attack on the Jewish state, diplomatic sources told AFP Thursday, confirming a Haaretz report.

The plan was first mooted in 2012, but the 16 member states told EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini it was now time to press ahead as part of efforts to force Israel to divide in a "two state solution."
Source: EU Label on Israeli 'Settlement' Goods: A Yellow 'Jude' Badge | Israel National News / Arutz Sheva

The sixteen countries whose foreign ministers (seem to) want to force Israel to give up parts of historical Israel to a second Palestinian-Arab state (the first being Jordan) are Britain, Spain, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Malta, Ireland, Portugal, Slovenia, Croatia, Finland, Denmark, The Netherlands and Luxembourg (Source: 'EU Boycotts Israel, Not Murderers in Syria or Gaza' | Israel National News).

As a citizen of one of the countries whose foreign ministers decided they want to label products from Judea and Samaria, I say: Not on my behalf, not in my name and certainly not because I asked it - I did not. My message to the EU is this: If you want to block or label products from non-EU countries, let's leave Israel alone for a change and look at labelling or blocking products from countries that support terrorism and the killing and subjugating of innocents; that want to destroy other countries, lifestyles or people; that discriminate against women or minorities being equal members of society; that threaten the existence of other countries, religions and peoples; and countries (or regions) that support - financially or otherwise - terror against innocent non-combatants.

However if the European Union does insist on labelling products from the Holy Land, I know that I and many others with me will be happy to buy those products - whether something is made in Haifa or Tel Aviv or Jerusalem or Maale Adumim - I support Israel and Israeli products, not those who are represented by terrorists and murderers wanting to kill as many Jews as possible and wipe Israel off the map.