The U.S. House of Representatives is working on a new law that would require products made in the West Bank to be labeled as Israeli.
In recent days, a number of social media sources have been stating that the U.S. Government is working to pass an act that would require labeling products made in the West Bank as Israeli.
Social media sources have reacted differently to this news depending on their political background. The congresswoman who introduced the bill has stated that the law is an attempt to fight antisemitism. Pro-Palestinian individuals have stated that the law would reinforce Israeli apartheid.
MENA: Misbar’s investigation found that the act requiring West Bank Products to be labeled as Israeli will have little effect upon existing U.S. laws. The act has been introduced by Republican lawmakers who are currently in a minority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Times of Israel has previously stated that this bill has zero chance of passing through the current congress. Additionally, any act that passes through the U.S. Congress is subject to a presidential veto.
Technically, it is currently the law in the U.S. for products made in the West Bank to be labeled as being from Israel. The Times of Israel also notes that shortly before leaving office, former President Trump signed an executive order making this the law. President Biden has previously called former President Trump’s Israeli policies destructive, however, he has not yet issued an executive order rescinding the Trump West Bank labeling executive order.
No matter how Congress acts, the ultimate decision on the labeling of West Bank products in the U.S. lies with the president.