B’nai B’rith International is disappointed the European Parliament has passed a resolution that will allow European governments to label products made in the West Bank, a policy that will cause great economic and political harm to the Jewish state.
The resolution, which passed by a vote of 525-70, is an affirmation of the discriminatory goals of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Such a misguided policy is destructive to the peace process and gives momentum to opponents of Israel who seek to delegitimize the Jewish state by weakening its economy and isolating it politically.
We call on European governments to reject this biased and counterproductive resolution.
B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International decries the vandalism of a mosque in a West Bank town near Nablus by suspected extremists in an apparent “price tag” attack on the night of Oct. 13.
Incendiaries were thrown into the mosque, located in Akraba, through a broken window, torching the insides, while the attackers spray-painted the outside of the building with the words “price tag,” the mark of a small fringe of Jewish extremists who target property belonging to Arabs and sometimes the Israel Defense Forces.
This act of intolerance, rightly deplored by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, has no place in a democratic society. B’nai B’rith is confident that the Israeli authorities will launch a full investigation into the matter, and that the perpetrators will be apprehended and tried.