Dubai Ports boycott Israeli products

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 | 
Dubai Ports World created a political storm with its boycott of Israel as it seeks to purchase six American ports. These ports include New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Baltimore, which the Dubai government would own. “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,” said Muhammad Rashid a-Din, a staff member of the Dubai Customs Department's Office for the Boycott of Israel. The website for Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone Area requires all importers to comply with the terms of the boycott. US Republicans and Democrats alike have expressed hostility towards the plan, citing national security concerns.

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