Arab League Boycott of Israel


Publication Date: May 2006

Publisher: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service


Research Area: Trade


Coverage: Israel


The Arab League has maintained an official boycott of Israeli companies and Israeli-made goods since the founding of Israel in 1948. The United States actively opposes the boycott and works on both bilateral and multilateral fronts to end it. The U.S. government also enforces laws that prohibit U.S. firms from participating in the boycott. This report will be updated as events warrant.