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The Working of the Boycott; Economic Brief

An-Nahar Arab Report, Volume II, No. 25, (June 21, 1971)

Arab League countries periodically met to review their activities and draw lip plans for making them more effective. In June 1971, such a meeting was held in Damascus, and the blacklist regulations were revised:

The following major types of activities, however, are cause for companies being placed under sanction: 

  • participating in an Israeli company;
  • granting an Israeli company technical assistance or know-how; -operating a branch plant or factory in Israel;
  • operating in Israel a general office for the rest of the Middle East;
  • granting rights, patents or royalties to any Israeli citizen or company;
  • representing an Israeli company in Israel or abroad;
  • carrying out of Zionist activities by the owners of a company. (Any owner would be considered Zionist who contributed regularly to Israel or who belonged to an organisation which aided Israel.) In addition, merchant vessels are liable for boycott if they do the following:
  • Call at both Arab and Israel ports during the same voyage (tourist liners are permitted to do this, however, if they call at an Arab port first);
  • are chartered by an Israeli firm;
  • carry weapons or ammunition for Israel;
  • carry Israeli exports.

Source: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs