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Israeli Legal NGO Accuses U.S. of Changing Stance on Settlements by Labeling West Bank Goods

TEL AVIV – A report on Israeli television on Tuesday night charged that the recently enacted U.S. Customs policy to label products from the West Bank was an “under the radar” policy change with regard to the settlements. Last month, the U.S. issued a reminder that products imported from the West Bank or Gaza Strip should not be labeled “Made in Israel,” in accordance with a 1995 law. The reminder sparked accusations that Washington was hardening its position against Israeli settlement activity, a claim that U.S. officials rejected.

The Associated Press

France’s Criminalisation of Israel Boycotts Sparks Free-Speech Debate

France’s prime minister has criticised boycotts of Israeli products, saying they fuel anti-Semitic sentiment. But critics say using France’s strict laws against “inciting discrimination” to criminalise the boycotts violates free speech. Addressing a meeting of the Crif, the umbrella group

AFP
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