The U.S. will label exports from Jewish settlements as Israeli, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday as he made a historic visit to a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.
“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.
The Obama administration’s guidelines designated that all settlement products be labeled as “Made in West Bank”.
The announcement came on the heels of another pro-Israel declaration made hours earlier by Pompeo, in which he stated that going forward, the U.S. would deem the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel as “anti-Semitic.”
“We will immediately take steps to identify organizations that engage in hateful BDS conduct and withdraw U.S. government support for such groups,” Pompeo said in a joint press briefing with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“We want to stand