A top foreign ministry official echoed the claim, saying “It seems some European nations now want to put a yellow patch on Israeli products. We know that what begins as marking Israeli products, quickly deteriorates into an overall boycott of Israeli goods.”
The news of the letter, signed by 16 out 28 EU foreign ministers, broke Thursday and gained almost across the board criticism from Israeli politicians.
In the letter, the ministers called on the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, to advance a proposal to mark products made in West Bank settlements and assure “correct and coherent implementation of EU labeling legislation.”
The push by Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders was supported by the top diplomats of the UK, France, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, Croatia, Malta, the Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Slovenia, Italy, Luxembourg, Finland, and Austria.
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