FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2019
Press Release: CIJA Calls on Government of Canada to Appeal Court Ruling on Israeli Wines
Ottawa, ON– Today, the Federal Court of Canada ruled that it is “inaccurate and misleading” to label wine produced in Judea and Samaria/West Bank as “product of Israel”.
In response, Shimon Koffler Fogel, President and CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued the following
“Following a preliminary review of the court’s ruling, CIJA believes there are substantive errors in the judgment. Current labelling practices are fully consistent with the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement, as well as Canadian and international law. This is why we are urging the Government of Canada to appeal this misguided ruling.
“In the event of an appeal, CIJA will be consulting with legal experts and seeking intervenor status to ensure Canadian and international law are properly interpreted and applied.”
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA