JERUSALEM, Israel - Less than a week after agreeing to allow its Muslim citizens to be ruled by sharia (Islamic) law, Britain urged European Union member nations to enforce tariff agreements on Israeli products imported from Judea and Samaria (The West Bank).
In an internal memo sent to the EU's 27 member nations, Britain accused Israel of circumventing additional tariffs on exports produced in Judea and Samaria.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry said they were looking into the matter.
"We are aware of [Britain's note] and there is a dialogue between us and the British authorities," Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said on Monday.
"Our position in the past has been that labeling is out of the question and that products could be identified according to the zip code," he said.
Israeli officials believe that the effort is meant to thwart the growth of thriving Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.