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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Saudis warn against smuggling 'carcinogenic' Israeli products

'Our friends the Saudis' are warning against smuggling Israeli made products into the Kingdom. They claim that those products cause cancer.
Saudi trade officials are warning against what they claim to be cancerous products made in Israel and other countries that are allegedly being smuggled into the kingdom.

The Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry said smugglers are bringing in the products through Djibouti, Yemen and Somalia. The chamber is urging importers and traders to be watchful regarding this merchandise.

The products are said to be manufactured in Israel, China and Taiwan and include pesticides, agricultural fertilizers, children’s toys, canned foods, perfumes, cigarettes, juices and candy.


Saudi authorities are asking importers to take the necessary steps to stop Israeli products from entering the kingdom.

An unnamed official from the Israeli trade industry told The Media Line the rumors of carcinogenic products being smuggled from Israel into Saudi Arabia were “improbable.”

“Every so often we see reports of this kind in the Saudi media. I believe it’s part of the Saudi demonization of relations with Israel,” the source said.

Israeli industrialists testify to a modest amount of indirect trade between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Israel's exports to the kingdom are estimated to be on a fairly small scale, perhaps a few dozen million dollars. These products are usually transferred to Saudi Arabia through third countries where they are repackaged and rebranded.

Israeli products sought after in Saudi Arabia include agricultural products, computer chips, hi-tech, desalination technology, irrigation equipment and security systems.

Although those in the industry are reluctant to comment on this trade, experts agree most of the trade is from Israel to Saudi Arabia and less so in the opposite direction.
Gee, ya think?

Do they have computers in Saudi Arabia? Cell phones? Voice mail?



At 11:41 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Heh. They want Jewish products but you will never ever hear them admit it!

At 12:21 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

Actually we're suppose to keep quiet about this. And the secret commandos we've sent there to poison the wells.

At 2:28 PM, Blogger Michael Travis said...

Those noodles in a cup that the Saudis buy from Germany....and love so much? That instant cous-cous from the same German supplier?


Remove Israeli components from the Saudi landscape.......and those schmucks are back in tents.


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