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October 14, 2005

Reuters Wrong on Arab Boycott

IMRA's Dr. Joseph Lerner points out a factual error which appeared in a Reuters story:

´╗┐In Haaretz' 12 Oct. '05 Reuters' story "Bahrain lawmakers reject Bahrain lifting ban on Israeli goods" Reuters notes:"...many Bahrainis ... like many ordinary Arabs, are angry at Israel's occupation of Arab lands and its treatment of Arabs." This suggests theat the boycott began after the 1967 Six Day War. Actually the boycott started before the establishment in 1948 of the State of Israel.

The Arab League boycott was declared on December 2, 1945.

It declared: "Jewish products and manufactured goods shall be considered undesireable to the Arab countries. [All Arab] Institutions., organizations, merchants commission agents and individuals [are called] upon to refuse to deal in, distribute, or consume Zionist products or manufacured goods."

Posted by TS at October 14, 2005 04:56 AM

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