An aerial photo of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel, Sept. 20 2010. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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The European Union published new guidelines Wednesday for labeling products made in Israeli settlements, a move Brussels said was technical but Israel branded "discriminatory" and damaging to peace efforts with the Palestinians.Drawn up over three years by the European Commission, the guidelines mean Israeli producers must explicitly label farm goods and other products that come from settlements built on land occupied by Israel if they are sold in the European Union. Israel's Foreign Ministry said the move singled Israel out and was potentially harmful to long-standing peace efforts.That is around a fifth of the $200-$300 million worth of goods produced in settlements each year, but a drop in the ocean next to the $30 billion of goods and services traded between Israel and the EU each year.
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