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US State Department describes EU Court ruling on labeling of Israeli products as ‘anti-Israel bias’

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”The United States unequivocally opposes any effort to engage in BDS, or to otherwise economically pressure, isolate, or otherwise delegitimize Israel,” says US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus.

WASHINGTON—‘’America stands with Israel against efforts to economically pressure, isolate, or delegitimize it,’’ said U.S. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus in a statement following the EU Court of Justice’s ruling requiring that all settlement products must not be labelled as ‘’made in Israel’’ when entering the European market.

‘’The United States is deeply concerned by the EU requirement identified in the decision issued yesterday by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the Psagot Case,’’ she said, adding: ‘’The circumstances surrounding the labeling requirement in the specific facts presented to the Court are suggestive of anti-Israel bias.’’

‘’This requirement, the spokeswoman said, ‘’serves only to encourage, facilitate, and promote boycotts, divestments, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.’’

‘’The United States unequivocally opposes any effort to engage in BDS, or to otherwise economically pressure, isolate, or otherwise delegitimize Israel.  The path toward resolving the Israel-Palestinian conflict is through direct negotiations, she continued.

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