Syria Hosts Israel Boycott Conference
The Jerusalem Post reports today that "representatives of 14 Arab states convened in Damascus this week for a four-day gathering aimed at strengthening the economic and trade boycott of Israel."The article states that the conference, "which began on Monday, is being held under the auspices of the Arab League and brings together regional liaison officers from participating Arab countries. It marks the fourth time the boycott officers have met in the past 18 months."
According to the article, the conference participants include "Syria, Sudan, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Libya, Lebanon, Qatar, the Palestinian Authority, Tunisia and Yemen." Egypt and Jordan, which have signed peace treaties with Israel, are not participating in the conference.