Algemeiner: Major American Jewish Groups ‘Dismayed’ by ‘Misguided’ EU Labeling of Israeli Settlement Products
The Algemeiner mentioned B'nai B'rith International in a story on American Jewish groups’ widespread condemnation of the EU’s guidelines to label Israeli products produced over the pre-1967 lines. A B’nai B’rith statement is quoted in the story, saying the move “also encourages and reinforces the Palestinian narrative at a dire time when anti-Semitic incitement is thriving and there have been more than 60 knife, gun and car attacks on Israeli Jews.” Click here to read the story on Algemeiner.com
American Jewish groups across the board echoed Israel’s harsh condemnation of new European Union guidelines for labeling products made in territory captured by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War.
B’nai B’rith International said the move was an anti-Israel measure that obstructed any resolution with the Palestinians.
“It also encourages and reinforces the Palestinian narrative at a dire time when anti-Semitic incitement is thriving and there have been more than 60 knife, gun and car attacks on Israeli Jews,” the group said.
“The European Union would better spend its time encouraging Palestinians to get to the negotiating table, as these guidelines only prolong the process, rather than resolve it,” B’nai B’rith said.
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