Arab League Boycott of Israel - Organized Boycott of Israel

Organized Boycott of Israel

Officially, the Arab League boycott covers three areas:

  • Products and services that originate in Israel (referred to as the primary boycott and still enforced in many Arab states)
  • Businesses in non-Arab countries that do business with Israel (the secondary boycott)
  • Businesses shipped or flown to Israeli ports (the tertiary boycott)

At one point the boycott was observed by the entire Arab League. Today, only Lebanon and Syria adhere to it stringently. The boycott list was maintained by a special office within the Arab League called the "Central Boycott Office." Each participating Arab League state had its own national office. The Central Boycott Office has always been headquartered in Damascus, although there was no meeting of the coordinating committee from 1993 to 2002 due to the fact there was no quorum.

The secondary boycott threatened companies outside the Arab world "from investing in Israel, building plants, granting franchises, or any cooperation beyond trade. Companies that violated the instructions of the boycott offices were blacklisted." The products of foreign artists, filmmakers, and musicians are also boycotted if they are considered to be too close to Israel.

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