Israel’s trade with Muslim countries (2)

My previous comments about a boycott of Israel and how that would affect trade with Muslim neighbours drew a fair amount of offline correspondence.

One person recalled the attempt of Egypt and Iraq to boycott M&S some years back. Most of his Arab acquaintances removed the labels before they went home. And then they discovered they didn’t need to anyway.

Today, I received some Israeli stats on the level of trade with countries in the Middle East.

 Change (T$)

1-9.2008 (T$)

1-9.2007 (T$)

Country

13,738

26,890

13,153

Gulf States

260

319

59

Algeria

718

1,863

1,145

Tunisia

-732

172

904

Iraq 

67,300

228,200

160,900

Jordan

5,100

17,200

12,100

Morocco

2,500

104,700

102,200

Egypt

88,884

379,344

290,461

Total

 

 

 

 

3,100

11,500

8,400

Indonesia

-30,600

25,100

55,700

Malaysia

 

Meanwhile, European Parliamentarians, through the “Free Gaza” campaign are increasing their demands for a boycott of Israel. If Israel’s neighbours do not feel the same way about a trade boycott, what do these protesters really hate?      Time for the truth to out!

 

 

 

 

 

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