Harry Potter imports banned
12 Aug 2008

An Arab-Israeli publisher has been ordered to stop importing Arabic-language books from Syria and Lebanon. Salah Abassi gave an interview to Israeli public radio on 11 August in which he stated that the Trade and Industry Ministry had ‘warned’ him that his actions were illegal. Abassi claims that Arabic translations of certain books such as the Harry Potter series can only be sourced from Lebanon or Syria. The ban is based on a decree issued under the British mandate, which forbids the importing of books from hostile nations.

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