So, the UAE, like most Arab states, continues to enforce a boycott against Israel. Nevermind that the Arab unity on the boycott is in a steady state of decay, what does any of this have to do with US port security? The US subsidiary of Dubai Ports World which runs its American operations will be subject to US antiboycott regulations just like all the other companies in this country. It will be just as illegal for US ports operated by the Dubai firm to turn away Israeli ships or cargo as it is already is for US-based operators of American ports. In fact, ownership doesn't really have anything to do with it. (BTW, Dubai Ports World isn't buying the ports, per se, they're buying the right to manage certain terminals for a period of time.)
But I guess this is why we have sober newsmen like Lou Dobbs -- to put important developments like these in their proper perspective.