Settlers defiant after Canadian court rules their vineyards aren’t in Israel

‘My grandmother was forced to label herself with a yellow patch. I will never label myself,’ one West Bank winemaker fumes, though the government has been apathetic

Vered Ben Sa’adon’s grandmother Liesje de Vries lived in Holland when the Holocaust arrived in her native land. She survived the war by scurrying from one hiding place to another.

Three generations later, Ben Sa’adon co-owns a boutique winery in the West Bank settlement of Rechelim, whose products can be found in selected stores in the US, Britain, Germany, Hong Kong and Canada. The vintages produced by the Tura Winery proudly state, on the front label, that they are “from the Land of Israel.”

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