WASHINGTON, (Jul. 15)
Legislation to prohibit the U.S. government from awarding contracts to foreign companies that comply with the Arab boycott against Israel has been introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives.
The bill, originated by Sen. Timothy Wirth (D-Colo.) and Rep. Sam Gejdenson (D-Conn.), would require foreign firms bidding on U.S. government contracts to certify that they do not comply with the Arab boycott.
Wirth and Gejdenson said the Arab boycott is “pure poison” for the Middle East peace process. “If the State Department wants to get serious about ‘confidence building measures’ in the Middle East, reversing the Arab boycott is the place to start,” they said in a statement.