Obama Joins Israel Boycott, Labels West Bank Goods

In a step towards joining an Israel boycott, the U.S. is now requiring goods originating from the West Bank (also known as Judea and Samaria) to be labeled separately from products from the rest of Israel, following the European Union’s crackdown on products from the disputed territories.The U.S. Customs and Border Protection service, which falls under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has issued new mandates requiring that West Bank products not be marked “Israel,” citing a notice from the year 1997 that offers such instructions.The memo from DHS, titled, “West Bank Country of Origin Marking Requirements,” reads: Source: Obama Joins Israel … Continue reading Obama Joins Israel Boycott, Labels West Bank Goods

#Palestinians torch Joseph’s Tomb in #WestBank as unrest continues

Hundreds of Palestinian rioters set fire to the site revered by some Jews as the tomb of the Biblical patriarch Joseph in the West Bank city of Nablus early Friday, ahead of an emergency United Nations Security Council session to discuss the ongoing violence. Palestinian security forces extinguished the blaze early Friday before Israel Defense Forces could arrive on the scene, according to the Jerusalem Post. There were no injuries in the fire, but the tomb suffered severe damage.   Source: Palestinians torch Joseph’s Tomb in West Bank as unrest continues | Fox News Continue reading #Palestinians torch Joseph’s Tomb in #WestBank as unrest continues

#UN chief calls for #Israeli probe after clashes kill four

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Israel on Tuesday to conduct a full investigation of recent clashes in Jerusalem and the West Bank and criticized the demolition of Palestinian houses. Ban said a “prompt and transparent” probe of the recent violence in which a 13-year-old was killed by Israeli soldiers would serve to determine “whether the use of force was proportional.”   Source: UN chief calls for Israeli probe after clashes kill four | The Times of Israel Continue reading #UN chief calls for #Israeli probe after clashes kill four