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Israel warns Ireland over bill boycotting settlement goods, summons ambassador

RT | January 25, 2019

Israel has warned Ireland over passing a bill to ban imports of West Bank settlement products, saying the legislation, if adopted, would have “severe ramifications” on mutual relations, AP reported.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Friday it summoned Irish Ambassador Alison Kelly to the headquarters in Jerusalem and made Israel’s stance on the matter clear to her.

The ministry says the bill, which was advanced in Ireland’s lower house of parliament on Thursday, is “hypocritical and anti-Semitic.”

The law envisions prison terms and high fines for Irish businesses trading with goods originating from illegal settlements on occupied land.

If the bill becomes law, Ireland would become the first European country to ban settlement goods and would apply to illegal occupations anywhere in the world, not just Palestine and Israel.

The EU in 2015 issued guidelines on labeling settlement products. Palestinians see the West Bank as part of their future state.

January 25, 2019 - Posted by | Economics, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. There is little that is “mutual” about Israeli values as the Israeli leadership demand obedience and subservience on the threat of harm. It is extortion the Israeli leaders offer–and such behavior does have severe ramifications for the victims of the Jewish state psychopathy.

    Comment by rediscover911com | January 25, 2019 | Reply

  2. A HAHAHAHAHA! Israel “WARNS” somebody about something. What a HOOT.

    YOU GO IRELAND.

    Comment by tsisageya | January 25, 2019 | Reply


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