Obama and Congress Square Off on Israeli Settlements

by Lara Friedman The campaign to legitimize Israeli settlements – through U.S. legislation conflating settlements and Israel – continues. In tandem with this campaign is a steady stream of reports about U.S. policy vis-à-vis settlements and the West Bank since… Continue Reading  

EU Labeling: Carrots and Sticks Work

by Mitchell Plitnick Last November, when the European Union announced the implementation of long-standing regulations regarding the labeling of products from Israeli settlements, the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played one of its biggest cards, suspending contact with the… Continue Reading  

Congressional Update on Israel and Labelling

by Lara Friedman [As we have over the past few months, LobeLog is posting excerpts from the Legislative Round-up published weekly when Congress is in session by the inimitable Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now about what Congress is up… Continue Reading  

Hill Update on Iran and Israeli Settlements

by Lara Friedman [As we have over the past few months, LobeLog is posting excerpts from the Legislative Round-up published weekly when Congress is in session by the inimitable Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now about what Congress is up… Continue Reading  

Settlement Product Labeling Policies: U.S. vs. EU

by Lara Friedman The current U.S. and EU approaches are similar in that both bar producers and exporters of products made in settlements from indicating that the point of origin of the products is Israel. The approaches differ, however, in… Continue Reading