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United Hias, Jewish Migration Agency, Appears on Jordan Government Boycott List

June 19, 1968
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The Jordanian Government has blacklisted United Hias Service, the American Jewish migration agency, which it described as a company conducting trade with Israel in violation of the Arab boycott. United Hias was one of 50 outfits placed on a new blacklist yesterday. Most of the companies named by the Jordanians are real-estate holding or development companies in many parts of the United States which are not engaged in commerce and have no trade relations with Israel or any other country. There was no explanation about where the Jordanians found the names of these concerns.

The Jordanians also blacklisted the French aeronautics firm of Marcel Dassault, builders of the French Mirage fighter-bombers, despite the fact that Dassault has just received a substantial order for its aircraft from Iraq. The Mirage IV fighter-bombers are the backbone of the Israeli Air Force.

The Studebaker Corporation was removed from the Jordanian blacklist, Amman said, because it had ceased doing business with Israel. Studebaker Lark passenger cars had been assembled in Israel for a number of years after Studebaker went out of the automotive industry, but the model was dropped by the Israelis some years back.

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