Samaria businessmen check out the French boycott

Delegation travels to Paris to see how BDS threats are playing out, makes advances in business cooperation.

Yoni Kempinski ,

Looking for labeling in France
Looking for labeling in France
Samaria Regional Council

A delegation of businessmen from Samaria headed out to Paris last week in order to see for themselves how the boycott targeting Jewish products from their region is playing out.

The delegation met with directors of French marketing chains, French members of parliament, and even tried to contact members of the BDS boycott movement in the country to investigate their motives.

French MP Claude Goasguen met with the delegation and told them, "in France there is a law against the boycott that is strictly enforced. France chose not to label products despite the instructions from the European Union on the topic."

His comment references the discriminatory EU decision to label Jewish products from Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights.

Accompanying the heads of business from his region was Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan, who told Goasguen that "France and Israel have a lot in common, and we should join hands."

He also spoke about the coexistence in factories in Samaria, where Palestinian and Israeli workers are employed and work together under the same conditions.

Ami Guy, the owner of Shamir Salads who also took part in the French trip, said, "in France I had my feelings confirmed that the BDS movement does not work against Judea and Samaria but rather against the entire state of Israel."

Guy noted that the trip led to increased business cooperation with France, and that it was an important action in terms of advancing Israel's position.

The businessmen likewise searched for their products on shelves in French stores and looked for EU labeling on them.

Video from the meetings in Hebrew and French can be viewed below.