Arab boycott of Adidas announced

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Arab boycott has been launched against sports apparel manufacturer Adidas over its sponsorship of last month’s Jerusalem marathon.


The boycott was announced on Wednesday in Jedda, Saudi Arabia after a meeting of the Arab youth and sports council of ministers, AFP reported.

“All companies that have sponsored the marathon of Jerusalem, including Adidas, will be boycotted,” Saudi Prince Nawaf bin Faisal, chairman of the council, said on Wednesday.

The route of this year’s marathon took runners through parts of eastern Jerusalem.

Faisal also announced that next year marathons would take place several Arab countries under the banner “Jerusalem is Ours.” 

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