Canada: Court rules Israeli wines can’t be labeled ‘Made in Israel’
BREAKING: Canada’s Court rules that Israeli wines produced in Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria can no longer be labeled as “Made in Israel” saying its “false, misleading and deceptive”.
Responding to a lawsuit by Dr. David Kattenburg, a self-hating Jewish Canadian, the court ruled that allowing wines produced in Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria as “Products of Israel” does not fall within the range of possible, acceptable outcomes which are defensible in respect of the facts and law. It is, rather, unreasonable.
Kattenburg first filed a complaint to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) – the body that oversees alcohol sales in the province – in January 2017, arguing that two Israeli communities wines should not be sold in Ontario with the “Product of Israel” label.
The wines in question were made by Psagot Winery Ltd, which operates in the Jewish-community of the same name, near Ramallah, and Shiloh Winery Ltd, which is based in the northern Samaria.
A few months later, he filed the same complaint with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA).
In mid-2017, the CFIA abruptly reversed its stance after it ordered liquor stores across the province of Ontario to de-shelve two Israeli wines that were being sold with the label “Product of Israel”.
The reversal came after widespread public pressure from pro-Israel groups in Canada and after the Canadian government directed the CFIA to a free-trade agreement with Israel, which it said showed that the labeling was correct.