The European Parliament has voted for new regulations which will see meat from animals killed through shechitah labelled as "meat from slaughter without stunning," in a move Jewish bodies believe is "discriminatory".
The decision, two weeks after New Zealand banned the kosher slaughter of animals, was made as part of a proposal for a regulation on the provision of food information.
The Canadian prime minister has called for a senior politician to step down after she questioned Israel’s right to exist.
Stephen Harper joined other Canadian figures in demanding the resignation of Libby Davies from her position as the deputy leader of the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) following comments at an anti-Israel rally.
Ms Davies was asked in a video interview whether “the occupation in Israel started in '48 or '67”.
Laughing, she replied: “1948, the year Israel became a State.
Israel has responded furiously to a Nazi jibe made by Fidel Castro.
The former Cuban president said that the “Fuhrer's swastika is today Israel's banner” and likened the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians with the genocide of Jews in the Holocaust.
He said: "The hatred felt by the state of Israel against the Palestinians is such that they would not hesitate to send the one and a half million men, women and children of that country to the crematoria where millions of Jews of all ages were exterminated by the Nazis.”