Since when is it legal for the U.S. government to tell private industry whom they must have for customers????????? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2403303.stm The United States has threatened to fine US companies that take part in an Arab lead economic boycott of Israel. "The US government is strongly opposed to restrictive trade practices or boycotts targeted at Israel," said Undersecretary of Commerce for Industry and Security Kenneth Juster. The economic boycott of Israel is a peaceful, legal and noble means of struggle against the enemy and is aimed at preserving security and peace Arab League "The Commerce Department is closely monitoring efforts that appear to be made to reinvigorate the Arab boycott of Israel and will use all of its resources to vigorously enforce US anti-boycott regulations." Mr Juster's threat came after 18 of the 22 members of the Arab League agreed to "reactivate" a half-century-old ban on trade with Israel last week. US laws ban the participation by US nationals and companies in unsanctioned foreign government trade boycotts, especially the Arab League's boycott of Israel. The Department of Commerce has issued more than $26m in fines and turned down export licences to those found violating the law. What if I just don't want to sell pork rinds to Israel? That's between me and the pigs, not the U.S. government. It's not like one is aiding and abetting a foreign enemy during times of war.