Israel denounces E.U. label rules for products made in settlements

November 11, 2015 1:38 PM

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Israel denounces E.U. label rules for products made in settlements

JERUSALEM — The European Union set new guidelines Wednesday requiring Jewish settlements to label export products as coming from territories occupied by Israel since 1967. Israeli leaders condemned the move as discriminatory and warned relations could suffer with one of its biggest trading partners.

The measures, published by the European Commission, mean producers in settlements in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Golan Heights must explicitly label their E.U.-bound products such as poultry, dates, wine, olive oil, cosmetics and other consumer goods. Israeli products are not affected.

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