I can boast further, saying we strictly abide to the European law.
When it comes to any law, there is acting "strictly" by the letter of it (thus allowing loopholes to be exploited) and there is also acting in the spirit (also known as the intent) of it.
I pointed out to you that the EU does not recognize illegal Israeli settlements. I didn't ask you how you felt about not having access to poultry products exported from illegal Israeli settlements and if were you trading them on the black market.
When the Israeli offered you the cheap, tourist-tat bottle opener with the word "Jerusalem" on it you should have immediately declined it.
You then should have explained to the Israeli and all others present the following:- Poland and the European Union are on record and are fully committed to a two-state solution with an independent Palestine and East Jerusalem as its capital. These official policy positions are in lockstep with numerous United Nation's resolutions on this matter as well as the goal of billions of united and righteous people across every generation and in every city and in nation all around the world.
- The use of the name Jerusalem on tacky products manufactured, distributed and profited by Israelis is both offensive, misleading and undermining of the two-state solution. It is simply casual Zionist propaganda especially when taken into the context of false and discriminatory statements made repeatedly by criminal racist blowhard ethno-nationalist Israeli politicians such as "Jerusalem has forever been the capital of only the Jewish people and no other nation" and "Israel is not a nation for all of its citizens".
- True Poles are completely against Israel's illegal occupation and colonisation of Palestinian land and are in total, unflinching solidarity with the Palestinian people because of Poland's own tumultuous history of being occupied, oppressed and subjected to ethnic cleansing and even genocide by similarly evil (yet now vanquished) foreign powers like Imperial Russia, Austria-Hungary, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
- Poland has not moved and has refused to make any pledge to move its embassy in Israel to West Jerusalem. Only the Zionist vassal the United States has moved its embassy and only a PRL-era Judeophilic Am Pollack would gleefully accept junk Zionist propaganda products and then take to the internet to brag about it and further propagate Israeli state-sponsored hasbara lies.
You know, I should be surprised that all of this has had to be explained to you but I'm not. You are after all a professional student so you can use my reply as a teaching moment.
You really let down Poland and true Poles on this matter.
We will just chalk it up to your own ignorance of history and current events.
And now thanks to me you know better.
So make amends and go and snap that tasteless Zionist propaganda bottle opener in half and toss it in the nearest recycling bin.
Don't let this happen again.