There’s No Reason Not to Label Items Produced in the West Bank “Made in Israel”

March 10 2021

Last month, a group of six progressive American Jewish organizations sent a formal letter to the secretary of homeland security urging him to reverse the decision made in December requiring products that originate in the Israeli-controlled part of the West Bank to be labeled “made in Israel.” The letter claims the ruling to be an attempt “to reverse decades of U.S. policy.” But this is not so, argues David Milstein:

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More about: Oslo Accords, US-Israel relations, West Bank

Hamas and Fatah Compete by Shedding Jewish Blood

During the past four weeks, there has been a rash of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. These are not a response to any Israeli actions, nor are they spontaneous outbursts. Rather, as Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch explain, the violence is the result of deliberate incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which began when its president, Mahmoud Abbas, realized he was unlikely to win the upcoming national elections. The violence, write Marcus and Hirsch, was originally a way to win votes, and is now a way to maintain popularity after Abbas’s decision to postpone the elections in definitely:

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More about: Fatah, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian terror