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Israel ‘marks’ hostile EU countries after despicable anti-semitic settlement labeling row

Foreign Ministry aims to create ‘obstacles’ in work with Palestinians for European countries who pushed hard for ‘settlement’ labeling.

By Cynthia Blank


An angered Israel continues to mull its response to the European Union’s controversial decision to label Jewish products from Judea, Samaria, and the Golan Heights.

After Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu suspended contact with the EU in regard to the Israel-Palestinian conflict over the measure, the Foreign Ministry has also decided to create obstacles for EU countries working to strengthen the Palestinians and impose their own resolution to the conflict.

A senior official told Walla! News that six countries have been “marked” as those who pushed heavily for the labeling initiative – Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, France, Luxembourg and Malta.

“We have seen these six countries leading this move for a long time,” the senior official said. “At the same time, some of these countries have been involved in various projects to rehabilitate Gaza as well as civil projects to strengthen the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. It is important for them to be involved in these processes, and to this day they have received broad cooperation from Israel. That is now going to change – they will encounter difficulties and obstacles.”

The goal of implementing these obstacles, the official explained, is “to make clear to countries that pushed the issue of labeling that the price for their behavior is found in the


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