A tourist photographs a sign painted on a wall in the West Bank biblical town of Bethlehem, calling to boycott Israeli products coming from Israeli settlements, June 5, 2015. AFP/THOMAS COEX
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Israel denounced Tuesday a European Union proposal to label products from Israeli settlements, saying it would damage the peace process with the Palestinians.Some members of the 28-member bloc are extremely frustrated at the lack of a peace process, as well as with Israel's continued policy of settlement expansion on territory occupied since 1967 .Israel calls any such move a boycott, while the EU insists it is merely providing customers with information.Hotovely, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud Party, said she considered the settlements a part of Israel so there was "no difference" between labeling products from them and other areas.
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