Photo Gallery A Deceptive 'Made in Israel' Label

Israeli settlers living in the Palestinian terroritories often deceptively give their products a "Made in Israel" label. The European Union wants to move soon to end the practice and appears to be set on a collision course with the country.
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Women work during the harvest at a winery located in an Israeli settlement in the Golan Heights. In Germany, some of these wines are incorrectly labelled as being "Made in Israel," despite the fact they are not produced within the recognized borders of the state of Israel.

Foto: AFP
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Here, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle can be seen with his counterparts Jean Asselborn (left) of Luxembourg and Laurent Fabius (center) of France. Germany has urged the European Commission to provide "guidance assistance on the implementation of EU law in relation to a consistency with EU law and correct labelling."

Foto: Nicolas Bouvy/ dpa
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One of the companies whose practices have been question is cosmetics firm AHAVA. The company's creams and shower gels are manufactured at the edge of the Dead Sea in the occupied West Bank. The company has defended itself, saying it works "under the law".

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