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Pro-Israel lawyers to fight European court ruling on settlement produce labelling

February 13, 2020 at 2:34 pm

Palestinians call for a boycott of Israeli goods and goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank city of Nablus on 7 February 2013 [Nedal Eshtayah/Apaimages]

A network of pro-Israel lawyers is gearing up to fight the implementation of a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the labelling of produce from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

According to right-wing news outlet Arutz Sheva, the Lawfare Project and Israel Allies Foundation “are teaming up” to undermine the ECJ decision.

The Lawfare Project’s international network includes more than 400 lawyers, and is described as “the world’s only international pro-Israel litigation fund” which “has launched more than 80 lawsuits and legal actions in 17 jurisdictions across the globe”.

The Israel Allies Foundation’s network includes some “1,000 legislators in 40 pro-Israel parliamentary caucuses in countries around the world”, the report stated.

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“Allies of Israel and the Jewish people must stand together now more than ever. Jews will not sit quietly while our rights and dignity are stripped from us,” said the Lawfare Project’s Executive Director Brooke Goldstein.

“During these times of significant hostility towards Israel stemming from the European Union, it is essential that we unite our allies in the parliaments across Europe, encouraging them to work as a powerful bloc against the labelling of Jewish goods,” said Israel Allies Foundation President Josh Reinstein.

“Our new partnership with the Lawfare project will allow us to effect real policy change against the anti-Semitic ruling of the European Court of Justice,” he added.

According to Arutz Sheva, “this new partnership will focus on strengthening the legal and political response within European countries.”