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Turning up the heat on the Arab boycott of Israel
August 6, 2002
Saudi Arabia takes steps to strengthen the boycott against Israel
The Saudi government has recently taken steps to strengthen the boycott against Israel by instructing the Saudi customs service to bar entry to any products not carrying a certificate of origin, for fear that the items may have originated in Israel.
Saudis Tighten Anti-Israel Boycott Further
by Michael Freund
Jerusalem Post, August 6, 2002

The Saudi government has taken steps to tighten its boycott of Israel by warning any violators would be handled "severely" and scrutinizing bills of lading to make sure no imported goods passed through Israel, media reports say...Meanwhile, Saudi Health Minister Osama Shubokshi launched an investigation into reports that medications imported to the kingdom from European countries were manufactured in Israel.
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