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  • Ajcommittee Makes First Visit of Jewish Delegation to Kuwait

    The American Jewish Committee this weekend became the first jewish group to pay an official visit to Kuwait, said David Harris, AJCommittee’s executive director. Harris and Jason Isaacson, AJCommittee’s director of international affairs, met with Foreign Minister Sheik Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah who expressed Kuwait’s support for the Middle East peace process and its wish that… More ▸

  • Kuwait Broaches Ties with Israel on Eve of Next Multilateral Talks

    The Persian Gulf state of Kuwait has expressed interest in establishing low- level ties with Israel. According to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, Kuwaiti officials conveyed their desire to exchange interest sections in a message sent via Egypt. The Foreign Ministry here said the message represented the first time Kuwait has indicate any interest in establishing… More ▸

  • Kuwaiti Leaders Meet for First Time with American Jewish Leaders in D.c.

    Visiting Kuwaiti parliamentarians made their first-ever stop at the American Jewish Committee’s Washington office last week to discuss the Arab boycott and other controversial issues. Friday’s meeting marked the first time leaders of the Kuwaiti National Assembly met officially in the United States with an American Jewish organization, said AJCommittee’s Washington representative Jason Isaacson, who… More ▸

  • Kuwait Says It’ll Stop Boycotting Firms That Do Business with Israel

    The Israeli government and American Jewish groups have lauded an announcement by Kuwait’s foreign minister that his country will no longer adhere to the “indirect” Arab boycott of companies that do business with Israel. Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah announced the policy change Tuesday in Kuwait, but said his country would continue to… More ▸

  • Kuwait Rejects U.S. Request to End the Secondary Boycott

    Despite a direct request from U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Kuwait reportedly has refused to drop its boycott of companies doing business with Israel. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the emir of Kuwait, Sheik Jaber al-Sabah, was not responsive to requests to lift the boycott made by Christopher, who was in… More ▸

  • Kuwaiti Bank Fined on Boycott

    The New York branch of a Kuwaiti bank has been assessed the largest monetary penalty ever imposed for violating filing requirements of the anti-boycott provisions of the U.S. Export Administration Act, the U.S. Commerce Department has announced. CBK-NY, the New York branch of the Commercial Bank of Kuwait, agreed to pay $383,100 in civil penalties… More ▸

  • Senator with Israeli-stamped Passport Allowed to Enter Saudi Arabia, Kuwait

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) has apparently become the first person allowed to enter Saudi Arabia and Kuwait with a passport indicating a previous visit to Israel. “With that simple but significant act of stamping my passport, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have removed another obstacle from the road toward peace in the Middle East,” Lieberman said… More ▸

  • Kuwait Says It Expects to Revoke Secondary Boycott Laws ‘very Soon’

    Kuwait will soon revoke laws barring contracts with foreign companies that do business with Israel, a Kuwaiti Embassy official said Thursday. Revocation is “only a matter of time” and will occur “very soon,” predicted Raed al-Rifai, spokesman at the embassy. Elan Steinberg, executive director of the World Jewish Congress, welcomed that statement. The WJC also… More ▸