Canada: Federal court rules that “settlement wines cannot be labeled ‘Made in Israel’”

The Palestinian Jihad against Israel aims to delegitimize the Jewish state and ultimately obliterate it. Now comes word that pro-Palestinian activists are “cheering” a decision by Canadian federal court judge Anne L. Mactavish, in which she reinforced the fiction that Israel as an occupying State and a thief of Palestinian land.Mactavish “ruled that wines produced by Israelis in the West Bank can no longer be labeled as ‘Made in Israel’” because “settlements are not considered part of the State of Israel, as Canada does not recognize Israeli sovereignty beyond the pre-1967 borders”; so therefore she decided that to label these wines “Made in Israel” is “false, misleading and deceptive.” Her decision marks a low point for Canada’s federal court, in that it is now levying a hostile judgement against the State of Israel despite ongoing jihadist efforts to delegitimize Israel and ultimately destroy it.

“In 2015, the European Union said goods produced in the settlements must not be labeled as made in Israel.” The decision was compared to the “Nazi boycott of Jewish goods before World War II.”

As state-propelled antisemitism increases, so does the strength of the jihad against Jews and against Israel.

“Settlement wines cannot be labeled ‘Made in Israel,’ Canadian court rules,” by Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel

Canada’s Federal Court on Monday ruled that wines produced by Israelis in the West Bank can no longer be labeled as “Made in Israel.”

Challenging a previous decision by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Judge Anne L. Mactavish determined that labels describing wines made in the settlements as Israeli products are “false, misleading and deceptive.”

In her ruling, she did not take a position on how exactly such wines should be labeled, saying this was for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to decide.

Mactavish also noted that settlements are not considered part of the State of Israel, as Canada does not recognize Israeli sovereignty beyond the pre-1967 borders.

While the judge’s decision is legal and not political in nature, it could potentially strain otherwise strong ties between Jerusalem and Ottawa.

In 2015, the European Union said goods produced in the settlements must not be labeled as made in Israel. Many senior officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, denounced the union for the move, suggesting that it was comparable to the Nazi boycott of Jewish goods before World War II.

The Canadian case started in early 2017, when David Kattenburg, a Winnipeg-based university lecturer and self-declared “wine lover,” filed a complaint with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency about the fact that wines made in Israeli settlements were labeled as “Products of Israel.”

Kattenburg, who is Jewish, reasoned that since Canada does not recognize the settlements as part of sovereign Israel, labeling wines produced there as Israeli violated consumer protection laws…

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