A group of anti-Israel activists in the northern German city of Bremen on Saturday visited stores to ensure they marked their products as originating from Israeli settlements.
The Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment (BDS) group stated in a press release: “With an ‘inspection tour’ on November 28 we want to examine which businesses are selling ‘products from Israel’ and to call upon them to comply with the EU labeling obligation.”
The activists, dressed in white overalls, visited downtown shops such as fruit stands and department stores in the German city of Bremen to enforce the rule. One spokesperson for the BDS group, Claus Walischewski, said the inspectors would guess which products were actually imported from beyond Israel’s 1967 lines because it is generally difficult to recognize products imported from Israel.
According to TAZ, the BDS group marked products on the shelves with notes that read, “Caution: The product could come from an illegal Israeli settlement.”
The Liza's Welt blog notes that the leader of this action, which is arguably antisemitic, was Claus Walischewski.
Walischewski is the district spokesman for Amnesty International in Bremen.
Just more proof that Amnesty has long ago ceased being concerned with human rights and now is obsessed with demonizing Israel.
A complaint has been filed against against Walischewski. "The inspection of retail stores and the products therein is the sole responsibility of public authorities. The suspect, Claus Walischewski, and his accomplices (including, it is presumed, his wife, Doris Flack) are therefore charged with exercising a public office without authorisation and performing actions reserved for public officials by labelling goods that they considered to have originated in Israeli settlements."
(h/t Rab iBurns)
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