It recently became a habit of Israeli politicians, especially Prime Minister Netanyahu, to associate any policy of any international body that disagrees or criticizes the official line of the Jewish state, as an act of anti-Semitism.
The EU is making a deliberate attempt not to be seen as either associated with the BDS movement, or prejudicing future peace negotiations.Yossi Mekelberg
In reality, the new policy does not require more than accurately and clearly labelling whether goods produced by Israelis originate from Israeli settlements built in occupied territories, or from the internationally recognised borders of Israel. This irked almost the entire spectrum of the Israeli political system. Netanyahu could not resist his increasing obsessive temptation to associate this policy with the way Jews were persecuted during the Second World War, asserting that the “labeling of products of the Jewish state by the European Union brings back dark memories. Europe should be ashamed of itself; it took an immoral decision.”