Daily Israel Report

Bennett: Mark 'Settler' Products 'Made in Peace Zone'

Economics minister has novel idea regarding labeling of products manufactured in Judea and Samaria.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 6/4/2013, 2:14 PM

Minister Bennett
Minister Bennett
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett suggested Tuesday that products manufactured in Judea and Samaria be marked with the label, “Made in the Peace Zone.”

This was Bennett's novel idea for counteracting the demands to mark products manufactured in Judea and Samaria, as demanded by anti-Israel forces in Europe and elsewhere.

"That way,” he said, “the world will come to Judea and Samaria and see what real coexistence and yearning for peace are.”

Bennett spoke as he toured Samaria and visited Ariel University, where an entrepreneurship conference is being held. “No matter what your initiative,” he told the entrepreneurs, “or what your idea is – manpower is the first important thing to take care of in your business. That is what will determine if you rise or fall.”

Bennett expressed his satisfaction at the fact that Ariel finally received recognition as a university. “It is such a joy to be able to say 'Hello to the University of Ariel in Samaria,'” he said. He added that the changes in Samaria in the last decade are no less than a revolution and vowed to do his best to support the continued development of the region.