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Fury over food labelling...Israel has accused the EU of discrimination after the bloc issued guidelines saying that food originating from illegal settlements in territory occupied since 1967 must be clearly marked as such. 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister:"The labelling of products of the Jewish state by the European Union brings back dark memories. Europe should be ashamed of itself. It took an immoral decision. Of the hundreds of territorial conflicts around the world it chose to single out Israel and Israel alone.Many in the country have labelled the long-awaited decision a backdoor boycott. However, EU officials explain it's not a political issue- but a technical one. SOTProducts originating in Israel, within its internationally recognised borders benefit from preferential tariff treatment upon their entry into the EU. This situation will not change. So the EU does not support, in any form, a boycott or sanctions against Israel."Israel's Economic Ministry estimates the impact will be around 47 million euros a year.. affecting products like honey, wine, olive oil and fruit and vegetables. Despite the uproar, in total it represents less than 1 percent of the huge amount of trade Israel does with the EU.The bloc is Israel's biggest trading partner- a third of all its exports go to the EU, worth in total around 28 billion euros a year.

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Fury over food labelling...Israel has accused the EU of discrimination after the bloc issued guidelines saying that food originating from illegal settlements in territory occupied since 1967 must be clearly marked as such. 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Benj

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