The Jerusalem Post reports that despite Saudi promises to end its boycott of Israeli-made products, Saudi Arabia has yet to fulfill its pledge - and one of the conditions of its being granted membership to the World Trade Organization in 2005.
As the Post notes:
The WTO, which aims to promote free trade, prohibits members from engaging in discriminatory practices such as boycotts or embargoes.Given that Saudi Arabia is trying to lead a Middle East peace process whereby in exchange for concessions from Israel, the 22 Arab nations promise to normalize relations with the Jewish state, it would seem that Saudi Arabia should be eager to demonstrate its good faith by carrying out promises that it has already made, would it not?
..."Goods made in Israel are not allowed here in Saudi Arabia," Khaled A-Sharif, assistant manager of the Saudi Customs Department at King Abdul Aziz Airport outside Jidda, told the Post by phone. "Of course it is not permitted," he said.