Imagine what you would see in the media if the West started labelling products based upon whether they were made by Muslims or non-Muslims.
The outrage would be deafening!
Well, prepare yourself for nothing but total agreement from the media as the EU decides that products need to be labeled according to whether they were made in occupied Israel (Golan Heights and the West Bank) or free Israel (anywhere terrorists don’t get to roam freely in Israel).
The European Union recently decided that all Israeli products from the West Bank and the Golan Heights need to be given a special label. Britain, Belgium and Denmark already affix labels to Israeli goods, differentiating between those from Israel proper and those that come from the Jordan Valley in the West Bank (particularly fruit and vegetables). Now, all 28 EU member states will have to apply the same labeling.
The EU says the labeling is needed because the land Israel has “occupied” since the 1967 Six-Day War is not part of the internationally recognized borders of Israel.
Israeli leaders from both the left and the right have denounced the regulation. “I vigorously oppose this harmful and unnecessary move,” Isaac Herzog, head of the Zionist Camp (formerly, the Labor Party) declared. “It serves only one purpose—the continuation of hate and conflict in the area. Labeling products is a violent act of extremists who want to worsen the situation even more.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the labeling requirement by banning the European Union from playing any role in the Middle East peace process. Netanyahu wants time to reassess Europe’s role involving Israel’s affairs. He made that response because he knows the EU is using the labeling requirement to apply pressure on his nation.
The EU might have justification for its decision if the same logic had been used with all of its trading partners. There are no plans for European shoppers to see Tibetan products labeled “Made in Chinese-Occupied Tibet” or “Made in Turkish-Occupied Cyprus.” Nor will they see tags on items imported from the more than 200 disputed territories worldwide. The only single country with its products unfairly branded by region is the nation of Israel.
There is nothing new to the EU’s effort singling out the Jewish State. This same pattern of anti-Semitism characterized by the labeling of Jewish goods goes back 2,000-years. The horror of the Holocaust started with shops in Nazi Germany being painted with stars of David.
For decades Japan has asked Russia to return the Kuril islands which were captured during the closing days of World War II. Russia has refused all diplomatic attempts by Japan to reclaim the Islands. There is no ongoing UN effort to convince Russia to return to the Kuril Islands to Japan. But if Israel decides to build a wall in the West Bank, the world community always insists on sticking its nose in the matter.
The more I read about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), which argues that Israel is an apartheid stat, the more I recognize it as a satanic attack on the Jewish state. The dispute is not about land or rights, it’s about a burning hatred of Israel.
Marsha Levine, a Cambridge University researcher and expert on the domestication of horses, reportedly received a letter from a 13-year-old Israeli girl seeking help with a school assignment on horses. Levine sent back a prickly response saying, “I’ll answer your questions when there is peace and justice for Palestinians in Palestine.”
Levine continued, “I am a member of Jews for Justice for Palestinians. I support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. You might be a child, but if you are old enough to write to me, you are old enough to learn about Israeli history and how it has impacted on the lives of Palestinian people. Maybe your family has the same views as I do, but I doubt it. So, I suggest that you look at this link: (http://jfjfp.com).”
I find it amazing that the BDS movement is able to advance in the face all these terror attacks coming from Arabs. Jews are being stabbed in the streets of Israel, and other people are being slaughtered by gunfire in a host of nations. Having seen the ugliness of the Islamic world, I think we should be apologizing to Israel for questioning why they want to isolate themselves from these Palestinian savages. Unfortunately, Islam remains the Teflon religion, and the Jews are always the ones held responsible and taken to task for the outbreak of violence.
There is no mystery to why God’s chosen people are being treated unfairly. The earliest books of the Bible plainly warn that the Jews would suffer relentless persecution at the hands of many nations:
“And among those nations you shall find no rest, and there shall be no resting place for the sole of your foot; but there the Lord will give you a trembling heart, failing of eyes, and despair of soul” (Deuteronomy 28:65).
When Jesus said “ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake” (Matthew 24:9), I take that prophetic language to mean not only Christians, but also Jews in all nations will face boiling hatred. Jews will face extreme persecution during the seven-year Tribulation. The growing blatant hatred against Jews shows how close we are to that time.
“But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice” (Deuteronomy 4:29-30).
Adolf would be proud.