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Ashton to Draft Settlement Products Labeling Guidelines

By: JTA

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will draft guidelines by the end of the year requiring all products from Israeli settlements to be labeled accordingly.

In a letter sent earlier this month, Ashton asked several EU commissioners to support the move on the products from Judea and Samaria, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

Ashton claims that a majority of the EU’s 28 member states support labeling settlement products, and that the policy relates closely to the EU’s view that all Israeli Judea and Samaria and Golan Heights settlements are illegal under international law.

Three countries — the United Kingdom, Holland and Denmark — already label settlement products.

The guidelines would be non-binding, but most EU states are expected to adopt them.

“An overwhelming majority of Member States have recently supported or openly demanded the preparation of EU-wide guidelines on this issue in order to implement EU law in a coherent manner,” Ashton wrote.

The letter comes as the European Union has passed new regulations prohibiting the awarding of grants to companies with activity in the Israeli settlements. The regulations also require that any agreement between the EU and Israel must state that the disputed territories are not included in Israel.

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6 Responses to “Ashton to Draft Settlement Products Labeling Guidelines”

  1. Dvorah Bee says:

    Here it comes the first kosher "hecsher" from the EU, a big yellow star stamped "JUDEN "on all Jewish products from WEST BANK – segregating the arb products from Jewish. This is economic war, what are our leaders doing about it?

  2. Ken Kelso says:

    Catherine Ashton is a real pro Islamo liar.
    She's trying to give out another White Paper.
    This Witch Ashton compared Arab terrorists murdering Jews in the Toulouse massacre in France, to Israel defending themselves by responding to the thousands of terrorist missiles fired at them from Gaza.
    http://cifwatch.com/2012/03/21/should-we-laugh-or-cry-over-catherine-ashtons-remarks-about-toulouse-massacre/
    Should we laugh or cry over Catherine Ashton’s remarks about Toulouse massacre?
    March 21, 2012.

  3. I believe that if and when this paper is drawn, Israel should make it a policy that every grant that is denied Israel because of what "the EU calls Settlements", one EU member will be denied any purchase of Israeli goods including medical equipment and Computer chips etc….. then we will see who will need whom more.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This Witch Ashton is she Irish catholic or Irish protestant, she had forgoten what happened in Ireland few years ago, how much of her family murdered their own Irish people, also the UK and France left this mess in Midle East, shame of you.

  5. the hideously ugly ashton (who should go into a wood chipper) actually resembles something that came out of a wood chipper.

  6. John Newman says:

    I understand from where she is coming. Regrettably honours are given very freely in UK. She should look to her own cultural roots and not interfere with other peoples.

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