Sep 14, 2011

#BDS: #WikiLeaks reveal #Oman Reaffirms No Israeli Boycott, Denounces Accusation

"Sayyid Badr agreed that the article appeared to be the product of a journalistic ambush. Noting that he did not recognize the names of the Omani customs officials quoted in the article, Sayyid Badr discounted the alleged comments, even if they did occur, as coming from a low level. Furthermore, he found it strange that the Jerusalem Post would publish such an article, given the fact that Israeli government officials have never expressed dissatisfaction with trade ties to Oman. As recently as the June 6 Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) executive council meeting, visiting Israeli officials made no mention of boycott or trade concerns to him. He further recalled comments by Israeli Minister of Tourism on a recent international television broadcast dismissing the Arab League boycott as a thing of the past and completely irrelevant."

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