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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Dubai Ports World enforces Israel boycott

By Aussiegirl

Even if we conveniently ignore the ugly fact that the UAE does not recognize Israel, the fact that they enforce a boycott of Israeli goods would seem to raise legal questions about their operating in the United States. Will they enforce the boycott even on American soil? This would clearly be a violation of our law. Further we should be asking questions about whether or not they plan to run the ports based on Sharia Law as they do the ports in their own country.
Jerusalem Post Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World

The parent company of a Dubai-based firm at the center of a political storm in the US over the purchase of American ports participates in the Arab boycott against Israel, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

The firm, Dubai Ports World, is seeking control over six major US ports, including those in New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Baltimore. It is entirely owned by the Government of Dubai via a holding company called the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCZC), which consists of the Dubai Port Authority, the Dubai Customs Department and the Jebel Ali Free Zone Area.

"Yes, of course the boycott is still in place and is still enforced," Muhammad Rashid a-Din, a staff member of the Dubai Customs Department's Office for the Boycott of Israel, told the Post in a telephone interview.

"If a product contained even some components that were made in Israel, and you wanted to import it to Dubai, it would be a problem," he said.


At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And with this attitude, how can they *possibly* be trusted?

At 11:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aussiegirl said:

Exactly right, Morris -- and don't forget that this same company has just bought the rights to manage a number of ports in Australia as well, so this affects our friends down under.

At 7:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have they indeed?? I had no idea. I'll do a google search on that and may do a post on it.


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