Just Like Nazi Germany, Obama White House OK with “Made in Israel” Labels
The Obama administration says it doesn’t consider a new European Union rule outlawing “Made in Israel” tags on goods from the West Bank as a boycott of the Jewish state, only a technical guideline for consumers.
The US clarification of its position comes a day after the decision by the EU, which applies to goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
“We do not believe that labeling the origin of products is equivalent to a boycott,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner says. “And as you know, we do not consider settlements to be part of Israel. We do not view labeling the origin of products as being from the settlements as a boycott of Israel.”