Priorities: this is “under investigation.” If you do your Sharia amputation homework with one of these, can you still get credit? “How did Israeli pencils reach Saudi chain?” by Ofer Petersburg for YNet News, December 29:
Saudi authorities are investigating how Israeli pencils reached one of the kingdom’s biggest retail chains. The Kravitz chain, which markets the pencils in Israel, was surprised to hear about the affair stirring up the Gulf kingdom.
It turns out that Abu Rialin, a Saudi chain which offers all of its items for two riyals, is selling one of Kravitz’s most popular products — a set of 12 pencils with an eraser.
The pencils are sold with the Kravitz logo in Hebrew and without any attempt to conceal the fact that they are made in Israel.
Kravitz learned about the incident following a report published by Saudi website Jazan. The reporter noted that Kravitz was the biggest manufacturer of office supplies in Israel and asked how the Saudi Ministry of Commerce could overlook such a thing.
“Where are the Saudi kingdom’s supervision authorities?” the reporter asks, calling for an investigation into the apparent marketing of an Israeli product in Saudi Arabia….