Thursday, 10 December 2009

UK to label food from "illegal" West Bank Settlements

Click this link to the Guardian if you want to read their usual garbage (this is the same newspaper, um Hamas mouthpiece, who left Israelis off their list of Nobel Prize winners).


First report: The British government advised all food chains in the UK to clearly mark any imported products made in Judea, Samaria, and the Golan Heights, Ynet learned Thursday.
The decision prompted deep dissatisfaction at the Foreign Ministry, which characterized the step as "capitulation to Palestinian organizations." However, British officials insist that the decision does not constitute a boycott against Israel
According to information received at the Ministry Thursday afternoon, the British government recommended that a prominent label be placed on hundreds of Israeli products made in Israeli settlements.
British officials are saying that the new move does not constitute a boycott, but rather, aims at transparency in a bid to warn consumers who do not wish to purchase such products. However, Israeli officials are unconvinced by the explanation and see the latest move as further escalation in the British trend to initiate boycotts of various kinds.
"We are talking about a worrisome move," a diplomatic source in Jerusalem told Ynet. "No similar move has been undertaken in any other country. What's concerning here is the conspicuous designation of Israeli products under guise of transparency and concern for British consumers."

After reading this, and the post immediately preceding, you should have a pretty good idea of how Britain feels about its Jewish citizens and their relatives in Israel.