The European Court of Justice has ruled that Jewish products from Israeli-controlled territories must be singled out for punitive labeling if they are to be sold in European Union countries. This attack on Israel’s economy is a blow to America’s most important ally in the Middle East.
What largely has been absent from the debate about the EU decision — which penalizes Israel alone among over 100 countries involved in territorial conflicts across the world — is the apparent Nazi and neo-Nazi origins of the measure.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper is the associate dean and director of Global Social Action for the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Follow on Twitter @simonwiesenthal. Benjamin Weinthal is a fellow for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Follow him on Twitter @BenWeinthal.