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"The Offending Articles Will Be Disposed Of"

Our Saudi allies, displaying their tolerance:

Paper cups with Hebrew writing disturbed both employees and medical staff at King Khaled National Guard Hospital on Saturday. The catering subcontractor for the hospital coffee shops began using them on Saturday after their usual supply ran out.

“We were shocked and angry,” said an employee. “How can Israeli products be allowed and how did they enter this hospital?” he asked.

Arab News contacted Ibrahim Al-Musbah, manager and owner, who said, “I thank you for informing me. I will look into it personally and the offending articles will be disposed of.” He added that the company has a supplier in the Kingdom from whom they buy restaurant supplies. According to Al-Musbah, the supplier might be unaware of the problem.

The paper cups were quickly withdrawn from use but might there not be other, less obvious, Israeli products in our shops and marketplaces?

Indeed. Less obvious Israeli products are, umm, corrupting the morals of their youth, and causing them to fly planes into buildings. Or maybe it has more to do with a culture of intolerance?

Quotes from Arab News, “Made-in-Israel Paper Cups Used in Local Hospital,” via Orin Kerr at Volokh. And mazel-tov to Orion-Rancal for advancing international relations.

2 comments on ""The Offending Articles Will Be Disposed Of""

  • beri says:

    I think the Saudis should do a really careful search of the medicines they use as well, and not use any discovered by Jews, like polio vaccine.
    I’m sure others can add to this list as well……

  • John Kelsey says:

    Could we maybe explain to them that any use of nuclear fission is built on Jewish science, and so must be avoided by all right thinking Islamic fundamentalists?

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