US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday during his visit at the Psagot winery that the US will allow products from Judea and Samaria to be labeled “Made in Israel.”
“All producers within areas where Israel exercises the relevant authorities… will be required to mark goods as ‘Israel’, ‘Product of Israel’, or ‘Made in Israel’ when exporting to the United States,” Pompeo said in a statement.
AFSI is very pleased with this development, which is long overdue. We thank the Trump administration for another important level of recognition for Israel; another official recognition of the truth.
However, we would be remiss if we did not take issue with the statement in the Arutz Sheva article, “…the US will allow products from Judea and Samaria to be labeled ‘Made in Israel.’ It’s not Arutz Sheva itself that we have an issue with. It’s that the word “allow” is used in the context of the statement. The word “allow” is used only because of the politics of Israel waiting for a green light to take action on something – only if it gets a blessing from the US. We believe this type of politics must end.