Commentary on the Politics, History and Culture of the Middle East and Central Asia, by Brian Ulrich
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Gulf News quotes an MP from Bahrain's Muslim Brotherhood saying government ministries may end its insistence that contractors boycott Israel. If this is true, it is probably due to American pressure as he says. He has vowed to use his Parliamentary position to try and block the moves, and would probably get support from across Bahrain's political spectrum if this turns into a showdown.
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