Arab League officials who administer the Arab boycott against companies dealing with Israel ended their 12-day meeting on Monday (20 June).
Arab League officials who administer the Arab boycott against companies dealing with Israel ended their 12-day meeting on Monday (20 June). The delegates to the meeting in the Egyptians city of Alexandria decided to add 13 new companies to their blacklist, including a number of United States firms. The news came two days before President Jimmy Carter signed legislation on Wednesday (22 June) prohibiting American companies from complying with the Arab trade boycott of Israel.
SYNOPSIS: The Alexandria meeting was chaired by the boycott Commissioner-General, Mohamed Mahgoub. He announced earlier in the week that a number of companies were being removed from the blacklist. The Palestine Liberation Organisation's (PLO) representatives at the conference -- Younis el Katary-- gave newsman a list of countries which have companies now being put onto the list. The new firms include five American firms, three from Hong Kong and one each from Finland, Japan Italy, Turkey and Burundi. The conference postponed a decision on ll other companies until they produced documents proving they had stopped all dealings with Israel. Mr. Mahgoub was asked by newsmen about the then proposed American legislation.