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Israeli perfume nosed out in Bahrain

JERUSALEM, Jan. 21 (JTA) — Customs officials this week in Bahrain confiscated some 450 bottles of Israeli-made perfume, citing a violation of an Arab trade boycott of Israel. A Palestinian living in the Persian Gulf state had alerted officials about the product, whose label was in Hebrew, according to Bahraini media. Although the Arab League has lifted secondary and tertiary boycotts of Israel, Bahrain still observes a direct trade boycott of the Jewish state.