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Farmers call for halting olive exports to Israel
By Petra - Sep 24,2012 - Last updated at Sep 24,2012
AMMAN — Farmers specialised in producing olive oil on Monday called for halting the exports of Jordanian olives to Israel, suggesting establishing a higher council for olive oil in Jordan that includes representatives of the public and private sectors.
During a seminar organised by the Professional Associations Council’s Anti-Normalisation Committee, participants noted that olives are “strategic” products and part of “national identity” that should be protected and supported.
Anti-normalisation advocates have called on the government to rescind a decision to export olive products to Israel, ahead of the harvest season later this year.
Anti-normalisation activists on Tuesday urged farmers to stop exporting olives to Israel, describing the move as "unacceptable."
With the imminent advent of the olive harvest season, the agriculture ministry on Wednesday said it will employ marketing procedures to help farmers sell their olive oil.
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