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Pompeo says settlement products to be labeled 'Made in Israel'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also announced the United States would identify and label groups that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement as "anti-Semitic."
Israeli winemaker Yaakov Berg's holds a bottle of his red blend named after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Psagot Winery in the settlers industrial park of Sha'ar Binyamin near the Israeli Psagot settlement in the occupied West Bank north of Jerusalem on November 18, 2020. - Berg's decision to name his red blend after US Secretary Mike Pompeo may capture attention, but for him the hashtag on the label's top right corner "#madeinlegality" is just as important, categorically rejecting the notion tha

In a reversal of longstanding US policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that imports to the United States coming from settlements in the West Bank will now require a label indicating they were made in Israel. Washington’s top diplomat made the announcement during a high-profile visit to the Jewish state that also saw him pledge to identify US-based groups that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and label them anti-Semitic. 

In a move that Pompeo said is “consistent with our reality-based foreign policy approach,” goods produced in Israeli settlements and exported to the United States will be required to mark their products as “Israel,” “Product of Israel” or “Made in Israel.” 

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