Supporters of the unhinged “BDS” movement endlessly bleat that they’re not anti-Semitic, but it is beyond obvious that they doth protest too much. Self-condemned by their associations and actions, BDS supporters have long since given their Jew-hating game away.
Now, they’re aiming to put warning labels on Jewish businesses in Europe for the first time in 80 years.
The European Union is poised to mandate that Israeli products made in contested territories carry consumer warning labels…
The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice recently issued non-binding opinion arguing that EU law requires Israeli-made products to be labeled as coming from “settlements” and “Israeli colonies.”
The decision was seen as a major win for supporters of the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, which seeks to wage economic warfare on Israel and its citizens. Pro-Israel activists, as well as the Jewish businesses involved in the legal dispute, see the decision as an ominous warning sign that they say is reminiscent of Holocaust-era boycotts of Jewish businesses.
Once again, the obsessive discrimination against the Jewish state is blindingly obvious.
Brooke Goldstein, a human rights lawyer and executive director of the Lawfare Project, which is involved in the legal dispute, described the EU court’s initial decision as “frankly outrageous.”
“The Advocate General’s opinion said that goods produced by Muslims are to be labeled from ‘Palestine,’ and goods produced by Jews labeled as coming from ‘Israeli colonies,’ Goldstein said. “Both people are living in the same geographic location, and yet Jewish goods are being treated differently.”
“Could the discrimination be any clearer?” she asked.
Should it be surprising that this putsch began in France?
The legal dispute first began after France passed a law mandating that products made in the West Bank territory of Israel be labeled as coming from an “Israeli colony,” a label not applied to any other products across the globe…Following the French decision, the Israeli Psagot winery filed a lawsuit alleging unlawful discrimination against Jewish companies. That lawsuit eventually made its way to Europe’s highest court, the European Court of Justice…
Yaakov Berg, CEO of the Psagot winery…[said] “If you support a Palestinian state, would you support a Judenrein state of Palestine? That seems to be what the EU is proposing when it says Jewish businesses are illegal in Palestine but Muslim businesses are not, in the same location! Such a de facto boycott of Jewish products, the likes of which we have not seen since Nazi Germany, would definitely run afoul of U.S. law.”
…Yohan Benizri, a lawyer representing Psagot…[said] “Can you imagine a situation where plastic cups imported from China must be labeled ‘this country has a one-child policy,’ or gas from Russia must be labeled, ‘This is gas from a country that illegally occupies Crimea,’ or products from the United States require the labeling ‘the U.S. engages in capital punishment and is building an illegal border wall?’freebeacon.com/national-security/europe-poised-to-put-warning-labels-on-jewish-made-products/
Of course not. Like its transnational cousin the UN, the EU is obsessed with Israel, and Israel only. Just as the UN issues dozens of resolutions against Israel, the only liberal democracy in the Middle East, while almost completely ignoring authoritarian states around the world, the EU is pushing for special labelling for Jewish businesses only.
Perhaps they’ll use yellow stars?