EU releases guidelines on Israeli imports from beyond ‘Green Line’
The EU released on Wednesday its guidelines for member countries on the marking of Israeli products made in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan, claiming it is implementing the Common Market's law regarding information that must be provided to European consumers. The decision to mark those products has been condemned by most of the Israeli political spectrum. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said "European hypocrisy and their hatred of Israel has crossed every line," while opposition Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid said the European move was anti-Semitic. EU ambassador to Israel Lars Andersen was summoned to the Foreign Ministry.