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Finally, the EU stages an Israel intervention

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posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 10:49 PM
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The European Umion has decided to label the Israeli products that come from occupied Palestinian territories; a move that has infuriated some in the Israeli authority. Some in the Israeli have even gone as far as to call the move anti-semitic.



The simple explanation for this is that, after years of, well, basically dithering, the EU has finally labelled Israeli products that come from settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Finally, because those settlements have been described by the EU (and beyond) as being in breach of international law and an obstacle to peace for decades.

Now, Europe's trade agreements have caught up with the law - a bit, anyway. The EU directive is not a ban or a boycott: The labelling very simply means that consumers will know where the products are coming from, and that goods originating from Jewish settlements won't get the preferential treatment that Israeli products receive under trade arrangements with Europe.

But Israel has not taken kindly to this development. Cue the news items lamenting how the country is uniquely and unfairly targeted by Europe - pointing to northern Cyprus, for instance (even though the EU doesn't recognise Turkish control of it and doesn't have financial agreements with Turkish Cypriot authorities).


IDK. I think the EU made the right move by labeling the products from the occupied zones as such. What says ATS?

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posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 11:11 PM
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A much awaited and long overdue overture. Dont expect any support from this side of the Atlantic, this is where they suck us dry of our dear tax dollars to run over our own citizens with bulldozers. Hmph, assholes. Guess were not really running the show much here if we just allow them to turn us into pancakes.



posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 11:17 PM
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originally posted by: AmericanRealist
A much awaited and long overdue overture. Dont expect any support from this side of the Atlantic, this is where they suck us dry of our dear tax dollars to run over our own citizens with bulldozers. Hmph, assholes. Guess were not really running the show much here if we just allow them to turn us into pancakes.


Actually, label it.

As with anything else, especially food. I want labels. Made in "wherever" because I will not eat any China crap if I can avoid it period. I want GMO labels, country of origin labels, etc.

Also, there will be windfall profits when half of the US goes out of their way to buy whatever it is everyone else or the other half of the country is boycotting.


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posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: infolurker
I would love a label that at least says: This product, or the resources put into it, may have been produced by slave or child labor.



posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 11:55 PM
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why so worried Israel?



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 12:04 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

Can't agree more, I'm not a great believer in a Fukushima apocalypse but I still don't buy Tuna if it doesn't tell me which ocean it's from. I would love G.M.O labels too, not that I see any evidence of them being harmful but there are no multi-generational studies done on humans with that crap, they simply haven't been around long enough for that to be possible. To say it is safe is not a truth that can be guaranteed. My descendants and I are not going to be test subjects if possible.

This new label with the purpose of enabling boycotting is a great idea in my opinion. More informed choices for consumers can't be bad.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 12:42 AM
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Like the info, would have preferred a less general thread headline, because it was not what I expected. Can you imagine? Still S&F. Thank you.
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posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 01:36 AM
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originally posted by: GamleGamle
Like the info, would have preferred a less general thread headline, because it was not what I expected. Can you imagine? Still S&F. Thank you.


The name of this post is the direct name of the article.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 01:48 AM
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a reply to: BelowLowAnnouncement

Ehh, unless there's some freaky stuff that goes into it behind closed doors NWO-esque, GMOs should be perfectly safe. The real issue is monocultures, not the actual genetic modification itself.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 03:27 AM
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Some additional factual information on these proposals...

EU delegation to Israel

There's a PDF factsheet in related links on the left which is helpful, but I cannot post the URL as it just opens the PDF.

Personally, just to be politically incorrect, I don't mind buying Israeli goods as I am not anti-Israel per se. I will think twice if the product is labelled from the occupied territories.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 04:15 AM
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The persecution of Tibetan Buddhists by China has probably been on a much greater scale than Israel on Palestine, but I don't see any rush to enforce a boycott on Products made in China, so it is a bit of a double standard. I don't know what products I'd buy from the occupied territories anyway. Hummus?



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 05:11 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

How many times will this keep being repeated?

Here www.abovetopsecret.com...

What about if the goods are made by Palestinians? Will they still have to be labelled?

Now a crafty businessman could find ways around this very easily. I have been thinking for just one minute and can see how it would be possible to get around this.

The EU is trying to decide for Israel what its borders should be. Israel is not in the EU. Learn your place EU.

Utter double standards from the EU here. I want them to label products from Brussels as I want my right to boycott Brussels because of this.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 05:13 AM
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originally posted by: woodwardjnr
The persecution of Tibetan Buddhists by China has probably been on a much greater scale than Israel on Palestine, but I don't see any rush to enforce a boycott on Products made in China, so it is a bit of a double standard. I don't know what products I'd buy from the occupied territories anyway. Hummus?


Exactly! Double standards. They are picking and choosing the targets for their trade discrimination.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 05:19 AM
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I am not defending Zionist here but many other big corporation business are using slaves to get the product cheapest as they can to sell highest they can to people in EU/Americas and other "wealthy" nations. They should be much more aware of this and stop it but they wont cause it makes so much money for the "right people", now this logic gives Zionist their bread too, all they have to do now is make sure right people gets right amount of money/business etc and its going to go silence again.

This time there should be sections to show where the product were made etc, so people could at least them self decide if they wanna support some filthy rich people whom are getting more rich by using slaves whom have no other choice than to submit to slavery. For example there are known clothe brands factories in poor countries that pays the people 10-30 dollars per month for +8 hours for 7days of the week of work and they use children from 6 year up there too.

Yet we love our material goods so much that people do not wanna be aware about where the material comes from etc. So we get more and more, all the time increasing material goods, meaning more slaves will be used, more children will lose their lifes for working their youth in these sick conditions.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 06:04 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

As much as I support people using there buying power to make social and political statements. As much as I dislike what the Israeli Government does. I can't get behind something like this as it always goes beyond boycotting. It becomes a Us Vs. Them and we know all too well how that works out for the Jews historically speaking. I also have issue with anything that hurts innocent people within said Nations. Iran and North Korea for instance suffer greatly due to economic warfare. Israel will never capitulate. That is a reality. This won't bring about any sort of policy or regime change either. Just further entrenchment of resentment which is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as it is.

It will just end up pushing Israel in new directions with regard to Governments/Nations they do business with and align their interests with. Which is a complicated issue for the West and most particularly the US who will end up going to even greater lengths to keep Israel within it's sphere of influence. Ends up costing the West more in the end anyways in every aspect.
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posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 06:24 AM
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a reply to: infolurker




I want GMO labels, country of origin labels, etc.


You do realize all food is Genetically modified on some level...?



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 06:28 AM
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originally posted by: NateTheAnimator
a reply to: infolurker




I want GMO labels, country of origin labels, etc.


You do realize all food is Genetically modified on some level...?


Yes...

But I would like to know which ones were modified for the purposes of being resistant to Round Up for example, or which one has suicide genes in them.

Wanting GMO labeling does not mean I am against good science. It means I expect to be informed about what kind of science is going on when it comes to my food, and for me to be given the choice of making an educated decision about it.

Sure there is plenty of good GMO, ask the millions of people not starving to death, they are proof enough. But there is such a thing is bad science and bad GMO IMO.

I just want to know which one is which so I can again, make the educated choice.

~Tenth



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 06:30 AM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

Out of curiosity, what would you consider bad GMO?



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 06:33 AM
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a reply to: Eilasvaleleyn

Suicide genes and crops resistant to to chemical fertilizers and bug sprays. Antibiotic resistances along with some nutritional decreases are possible with GMO foods.

Again, I'm not one of these hipster vegan guys who is all anti everything any corporation does when it comes to food. GMO's have helped millions.

But like any industry it must be properly scrutinized to prevent abuse and I don't think we have that right now.

~Tenth



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: Eilasvaleleyn

gmo is at present pesticide in the plants dna it can not be washed away it is inherent ,enjoy eating your pesticide


now if it was real science they would be strawberry flavoured bananas with no pesticide
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