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11/12/15

EU settlement labelling plan evokes 'dark memories' for Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday compared the European Union's decision to label goods from Israeli settlements to the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses. Israel also said it was suspending a series of meetings with the EU in protest.

 "The labelling of products of the Jewish state by the European union brings back dark memories. Europe should be ashamed of itself," Netanyahu said as he wrapped up a visit to Washington.

"It took an immoral decision...this will not advance peace, it will certainly not advance truth and justice. It's wrong," he said in an English-language video clip posted on his Facebook page.

Note EU-Digest: The Israeli PM  Netanyahu seems to forget that the agricultural  products he speaks about as coming form Israel are actually coming from the Palestine areas occupied by Israel. Also his comparison of the EU with the former Nazi Regime is totally disrespectful of the principles on which the EU was founded.  Hopefully the EU Commission will voice its disapproval of that statement by Netanyahu in the strongest terms possible.

Read more: Europe - EU settlement labelling plan evokes 'dark memories' for Netanyahu - France 24

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