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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.


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