European Court of Justice hands down ruling that effectively institutionalizes anti-Semitism.

‘Made by a Jew’

European Court of Justice hands down ruling that effectively institutionalizes anti-Semitism.


Israel was not only struck by terrorist missiles from Gaza this week, it was also attacked by the European Union. On Tuesday, the European Union’s Court of Justice made a ruling that discriminates against goods produced in Israel, codifies anti-Semitism into EU law, and undermines the sovereignty of the Jewish nation.

The new ruling concerns labeling goods coming from what it terms "settlements." It says: "Foodstuffs originating in territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin, accompanied—where those foodstuffs come from a locality or a group of localities constituting an Israeli settlement within that territory—by the indication of that provenance."

This ruling says that labels on Israeli goods produced in East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) must use the word "settlement." According to the EU judges in Luxembourg, this will help European shoppers make "informed choices" about products made in Israel.

The term "settlement" here is telling, and deeply insidious. This ruling isn’t about a region. It’s about race and religion. The European court could have easily required labels to simply identify the region of origin: "Made in the Golan Heights" or "Made in Judea." This law says explicitly that if a product comes from one of these regions, the label must use the term "settlement." As far as Europe is concerned, only one group of people lives in "settlements" in East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and the Golan Heights.

The EU might as well have required labels to say, "Made by a Jew."


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