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Arab Boycott of U.S. Jews is “of Great Concern” to State Department

The Arab government discriminatory practices affecting American citizens and U. S. firms are ”of great concern” to the United States, the Slate Department said in a letter to chairman Hubert H. Humphrey of the Senate Foreign Relations Near Eastern Subcommittee.

The letter was in reply to an inquiry by Sen. Humphrey, Minnesota Democrat, about blacklisting of U.S. firms by Jordan. Declaring that the United States found the Arab boycott ‘of great concern,” the letter said:

“We do not recognize it and have protested to the Arab governments their discriminating practices which affect United States firms and citizens. The government and its representatives abroad will continue to emphasize to the Arab governments, as occasion permits, that there should be no discrimination against American firms because they carry on business relations with Israel.”

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