‘America has joined the anti-Semitic campaign against Israel’
By Ari Yashar
Samaria regional council head Yossi Dagan responded sharply on Friday to reports the day before, revealing that the US reissued its orders to importers not to label products from Judea and Samaria as being from “Israel.”
US State Department spokesman Mark Toner on Thursday defended the instructions, saying that they were not a new policy. The instructions were published on Saturday, calling to enforce the 1995 American law on marking goods from the region.
“Even though this is just a ‘reissuing,’ it is clear why US Customs ‘remembered’ to brush the cobwebs off this wretched law,” said Dagan.
“Unfortunately sources in the US are joining the anti-Semitic campaign against the state of Israel, and we rely on the Foreign Ministry and Deputy Foreign Minister, the Israelis who will know to respond firmly and decisively to this unacceptable attempt to mark Israeli businesses.”
Dagan concluded by saying, “we also trust that this time there won’t be any influence on the businesses in Judea and Samaria. We will continue to produce and live our lives.”
While the US guidelines do not distinguish between Jewish and Arab products, the Obama administration gave support to the EU decision last November to label Jewish products
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