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Israelis Look to Britain for Action on Arab Boycott Office in Bahrein

Official Israel sources looked to London today for action by the British Government against the opening of an Arab League boycott office in the British protectorate of Bahrein on the Persian Gulf.

Previously, a boycott office was established in Kuwait, which is an independent Arab country although Britain manages its foreign affairs. This was the first boycott office set up in a country not a member of the Arab League.

Observers here expressed surprise that the British authorities had not objected to the Arab move in Bahrein since a British Governor General rules that protectorate and since the boycott office is an openly hostily anti-Israel weapon and an instrument for the Nasser policy of penetration of Arab lands for subversion.