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Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: Arab trade

Submitted by Amir (United States), Feb 17, 2006 at 11:53

"Nevertheless, the Gross National Product of all Arab countries put together (without Oil) is less than that of Israel."

That's just flat out false. GDP of just Egypt (not an oil-producing country) is higher than Israel.

List of countries by GDP (PPP)

Indonesia 801,432
Turkey 529,629
Iran 518,789
Pakistan 360,813
Saudi Arabia 316,407
Egypt 282,333
Bangladesh 279,793
Malaysia 265,455
Algeria 217,224
Nigeria 159,750

***Israel 145,152 ***

So how is Israel GDP higher than all combined? It's less than just Nigeria or Algeria. .

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