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Just Sayin’: Tomato boycott could hurt Israel

In this Monday, July 14, 2014 photo, a

In this Monday, July 14, 2014 photo, a right-wing Israeli holds a flag and wears a Star of David patch resembling the one Jews were forced to wear in the Nazi Germany period, during a demonstration in Jerusalem. Photo Credit: AP

The new guidelines of the European Union say to boycott products coming from the “occupied territories” in Israel.

Yet it’s hard to distinguish between a tomato grown in Israel proper from the one under the ban.

The likely result may be the boycott of all Israeli tomatoes and other products, with a devastating effect on Israel’s economy. Succumbing to the pressure of its growing Muslim population, the EU is now another knife in the hands of the Palestinians.

Robert R. Weiss

Melville

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