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The boycott is called in English "Boycott" and it is the use of one of the well-known laws of economics, the "Law of Supply and Demand", in an attempt to force a company to change its unwanted business practices.

Concept boycott

Definition of boycott
Definition of boycott

The boycott can be defined as the cessation of economic relations through a collective refusal to consume the products of a company or country, or the establishment of any economic relationship with it, to pressure it or force it to respond to specific demands, such as changing its positions or policies towards some issues such as ending the occupation of land, or stopping Aggression against a country, or interference in the internal affairs of a specific country.

In the simplest terms, we find that there is another definition of boycott, refraining from treating the other economically according to a collective system decreed in order to pressure him to change his policy towards one of the issues.

The most important pictures of the economic boycott

  1. Recently, in October 2020, the Saudi people boycotted Turkish products due to interference from the Turkish side in Gulf affairs in general and Saudi affairs in particular, and the boycott expanded and included many Gulf countries.
  2. The campaign to boycott French products that spread on social media after the publication of insulting cartoons of the Messenger Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, was published in France and the support of Macron, President of France, which led to panic in France, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an appeal to countries not to respond to these calls.
  3. In the period from 1939 to 1945 AD after World War II, many people in Europe refrained from purchasing goods manufactured in Germany, due to its occupation of their country during the war period.
  4. Call of the Indian leader Gandhi, to boycott foreign goods by burning them openly in Bombay as a form of protest against the British colonialism of India during this era.
  5. Blacks in Montgomery, Alabama, have boycotted the city bus system, eliminating the social segregation policy inside buses since the 1960s.
  6. The rise of King Faisal Al Saud, may God have mercy on him, from the effective use of the economic boycott weapon, following the 1967 war. Two days after the outbreak of the first war, the Saudi oil embargo was announced by Britain and the United States, and after the outbreak of the 1973 war, the petroleum embargo movement that included the Gulf countries was led This ban had an effect on directing the battle.
  7. The Arab boycott of Israel against Zionist products, in response to the Zionist settlement movement and the accompanying establishment of Jewish industries in Palestine during the forties of the twentieth century.
باحث اقتصادي هدفي إنشاء موسوعة عن الدول العربية توضح جوانب القوة في كل دولة، واتمني أن يأتي اليوم الذي يتحد فيه العرب لتعم الفائدة علي كل الشعوب.


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