Foreign Relations: A Banquet of Cold Shoulder

It was a standard answer to a routine question asked all visiting Arab states men — so standard, in fact, that even the New York Times, which is notably sympathetic to Israel, lodged it in the last paragraph of a story on page 12.

Everyone at Washington's press lunch knew how Saudi Arabia's King Feisal would reply to a reporter's query about the Arab boycott of U.S. firms doing business with Israel. "Unfortunately," said Feisal, "Jews support Israel, and we consider those who provide assis tance to our enemies as our own enemies."...

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