US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that products from Israeli settlements in Palestine exported across the Atlantic can now be labeled “Made in Israel”. A decision with very strong symbolic significance.
For what may well be his last trip to Israel as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has decided to mark the occasion. Indeed, as explained Ha’Aretz, this Thursday, November 19, the republican “Became the first US foreign minister to visit an Israeli settlement”. Indeed, Mike Pompeo first went to the Psagot vineyard, and then – which is also a first – to the Golan Heights (Syrian territory officially annexed by Israel in 1981). Symbolic visits, which were accompanied by an equally strong position.
Indeed, as reported by the Tel Aviv daily, Mike Pompeo announced through an official statement that “All producers in areas where Israel operates