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French minister: We are for labeling, against boycott

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron says Paris backs EU plans to label products from Israeli settlements but opposes any boycott of Israel.

“The French and European diplomatic position is clear and has not changed and will not change,” he tells reporters at the start of a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

The labeling plan has been blasted by Israel, which says it is the target of an international delegitimization campaign.

But Macron is adamant that France opposes campaigns such as that of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.

“We are against any practice such as that of the BDS,” he says.

— AFP

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