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Carey Attacks Boycott

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Gov. Hugh Carey last night denounced the Arab boycott as “a subtle form of economic terrorism that threatens the moral fabric of our nation.” Noting that New York State passed an anti-boycott law, he stressed that a strong federal law was needed, something which he said Congress was in the process of enacting.

“This law will send a message with a single national voice to those who support the boycott,” Carey told some 400 persons attending an inaugural appeal dinner of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith of the Waldorf-Astoria. “We will not tolerate international economic warfare against Israel, nor will we allow other countries to engage in discriminatory practices against American citizens and businesses.”

Carey called upon “national leaders everywhere, and business and union leaders, to resist the Arab boycott by every peaceful and legal means.” He urged the Arab leaders” to end their boycott of Israel in the spirit of the three courageous Arab ambassadors who helped negotiate a peaceful solution to the recent terror in Washington where, among other buildings, the headquarters of B’nai B’rith was occupied.”

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