Dubai hailed after refusing to allow Jewish tycoon to open jewelry stores


Days after Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev publicly announced plans to open two new jewelry stores in Dubai this year, a high-level Dubai government official said that Leviev had no trade license to open a store in the Emirate. The recent report in Dubai's Gulf News, followed a flurry of media coverage of the call by Palestinians and New York activists for Dubai to boycott Leviev's businesses over his companies' settlement construction in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.