Arabs Boycott Yankees

      The New York Yankees have been blacklisted by the Arab league. They are No. 288 on a partial list of about 300 American firms on the Arab League's boycott list. Nobody knows why.

      What could the Yankees possibly have done to offend the Arabs, except not hitting?" asked Will Maslow, editor of the Boycott Report, which keeps track of Arab boycott activities for the American Jewish Congress.

      Among the other American companies on the Arab boycott list, which is reportedly the first updated tally to be obtained in many years, are Aetna Life and Casualty, AT&T, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Comsat, Mattel, Ford, NCR, Colgate Palmolive, Avis, Avon, Paramount Pictures, Du Pont, American Express, Bulova Watch, Helena Rubinstein, Chrysler, Colt Industries, Hughes Aircraft and the California Pretzel Company.

      Excerpted from Jewish Exponent August 2, 1991 "Arabs trying to damn Yankees" by Steward Ain. The original article appeared in the Jewish Week.




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