Greece is the latest country to give the European Union the finger

Jewish shop "Kopp & Joseph" in Nazi Germany

Jewish shop “Kopp & Joseph” in Nazi Germany

The European Union has dictated that all European Union countries must label as Jewish-made, all settlement goods to enable followers of the BDS movement to easily boycott them. Greece along with Hungary have refused to label the goods, but distressingly given Germany’s history, their Foreign Ministry has announced that it will be abiding by the new EU labelling procedures.

How is it that a country so haunted by the holocaust that it is taking in millions of Muslim migrants out of guilt, ( ironically followers of a religion that hates Jews) is on the other hand once again labelling Jews  in order to damage them economically?

Jews throughout Nazi-occupied Europe were forced to wear a badge in the form of a Yellow Star as a means of identification. This was not a new idea; ...

Jews throughout Nazi-occupied Europe were forced to wear a badge in the form of a Yellow Star as a means of identification. This was not a new idea; since medieval times many other societies had forced their Jewish citizens to wear badges to identify themselves. – bl.uk.com

Joining Hungary, Greek government tells Jerusalem it will defy controversial European Union policy to label Jewish-made ‘settlement goods.’

Greece has informed Israel that it will not label Israeli-made products from Judea and Samaria, following Hungary in breaking with the European Union on the issue.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited Israel late last month, and a few days later, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias informed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of the Greek decision by letter.

…”We are two countries with ancient roots,” Netanyahu told Tsipras during the latter’s visit. “In many ways, our modern civilization in the West was forged in Athens and in Jerusalem, and … although we are ancient peoples, we embrace the future, we embrace modernity.”

Hungary, too, has said it will defy the EU labeling guidelines. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said his country does “not support [the labeling] decision. It is an inefficient instrument. It is irrational and does not contribute to a solution to the Palestinian–Israeli conflict, but causes damage.”

Germany appears to have not made up its mind as to whether it would label products as “made in the Israeli settlement of the West Bank.” Bundestag President Norbert Lammert said last week, “We could have accepted this decision, if [it] applied to all occupied territories in the world. But since this is an exclusive decision regarding this region, it should not have been approved – and it is even less good that some are implementing it.” The ruling party of Chancellor Angela Merkel also came out against the decision when it was first announced last month.

On the other hand, German’s Foreign Ministry has now announced to the contrary, that it would abide by the new EU labeling procedures.

It is interesting that Merkel says one thing and her Foreign Ministry does another. It is hard to believe that on one hand she defied International law regarding refugees with her suicidal open door policy but on the other she cannot control her Foreign Ministry. Is this a case of her ministry defying her or is it a case of appearances…saying the right thing but in reality doing another?

Israel has strongly criticized the EU decision, calling it discriminatory, tantamount to a boycott of Israeli products, and sorely mis-timed in the middle of a murderous wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis. In protest,Israel has suspended dialogue with the European Union regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry condemned the EU’s “double standard” in focusing on Israel while ignoring 200 other territorial conflicts around the world.

-IsraelNationalNews.com


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