Tuesday, June 28, 2016

France: Town declares boycott of Israeli settlement goods

This perfectly illustrates the usual double standards of many European politicians. Anne Hidalgo, the socialist Mayor of Paris, has praised the colloboration with Qatar.   As Marianne magazine writes so long as Qatar pays politicians are not interested in the toll of human casualities in Qatar.

Times of Israel reports:
A municipality near the French capital passed a motion declaring a boycott of Israeli settlement goods and vowing further research and labeling on other products from the Jewish state.

The council of Bondy, located north of Paris, whose mayor, Sylvine Thomassin, belongs to French President Francois Hollande’s Socialist Party, passed the resolution with only five objections last week on June 23, the news website Rezo Citoyen reported on Saturday. 

“The Municipal Council of Bondy decided to no longer buy products from Israeli settlements,” read the motion, which had only five objections. It also called for the application of European Commission regulations introduced in November, that require separate labeling for all settlement goods entering the European Union. The regulations so far are only enforced in Belgium, Britain and Denmark.

As long as the regulations are not applied in France, Bondy’s municipal council will “research prior to purchase the origin of products not clearly indicated.”

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