I repeat: in what way is Saudi Arabia actually an ally of the United States? “Saudis flout vow to end Israel boycott,” from the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to Michael:
Despite renewed assurances given to Washington that it is no longer enforcing a trade boycott against the Jewish state, Saudi Arabia continues to prohibit Israeli-made goods from entering its territory, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
And while a senior US trade official sought to assure Congress last week that the embargo had in fact been removed, the Post found ample evidence to indicate that it remains in place.
“If a product is made in Israel, then it is a problem. It is not allowed here,” Muhammad al-Matrafi, a spokesman for the Director’s Office of the King Khalid Airport in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, said by phone on Monday.
“That is the law here in Saudi Arabia, and we do not allow those kinds of things into the kingdom,” he said, adding, “If there is any mention of Israel on the container or on the product, then it can not enter Saudi Arabia.”