Saudis Continue Anti-Israel Boycott

(Jerusalem Post) Michael Freund - Six years after promising Washington to drop their boycott of Israel, Saudi Arabia continues to enforce an embargo against the Jewish state. The U.S. Treasury Department issued a quarterly "list of countries requiring cooperation with an international boycott," on August 11, which included Saudi Arabia. In addition, the Bureau of Industry and Security of the U.S. Department of Commerce lists nine separate examples of recent Saudi efforts to enforce a boycott of Israel. In November 2005, Riyadh promised the Bush administration they would abandon the boycott after Washington conditioned the kingdom's entry into the World Trade Organization on such a move.

2011-09-16 00:00:00

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