Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein met Thursday evening with European Parliament President Martin Schulz in Berlin.
“Countries and people in Europe cannot say that they oppose anti-Semitism and in the same breath be anti-Israeli,” said Edelstein, noting the recent EU move to label Jewish products from Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights.
Edelstein stressed that Israel can survive the product labeling in Europe, but "those who cannot survive are the thousands of Palestinian families who work shoulder to shoulder with their Jewish colleagues and who build shared lives.”
"It will hurt their economy, their lives, their families and the seeds of peace that exist in those work areas,” advised Edelstein.
Martin Schulz said that relations between Germany and Israel are good, as opposed to relations between Sweden and Israel.
“Surging anti-Semitism is a problem for the whole of Europe. I am opposed to labeling settlement products. It primarily affects Palestinians who make an honorable living," said Schultz.
Edelstein also said, ''the Golan Heights wines are being boycotted in Europe. I am ready to hand over the Golan Heights, but just tell me to who. Syria? ISIS (Islamic State)?”