Israel imports Moroccan citron for 1st time

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4429463,00.html

First deliveries of 1,500 etrogim arrive from African country just in time for Jewish holiday of Sukkot

Navit Zommer

The Agriculture Ministry has permitted the import of etrogim (yellow citrons) from Morocco ahead of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

First deliveries of 1,500 etrogim arrived in Israelseveral days ago. This is the first time the Jewish state imports etrogim from Morocco.

The Moroccan citron which grows in the Atlas Mountains is considered the original etrog from the biblical times, according to researchers specializing in the plants of the Bible.

The Moroccan citron is mostly popular among Sephardic communities, and the import is being done at the request of the communities’ leaders in Israel.

Published: 09.15.13, 13:43

 

 

Gaza farmers lose $1 million from Hamas lulav ba

http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2011/10/gaza-farmers-lose-1-million-from-hamas.html#.UlrbEFN1na3

Monday, October 10, 2011

Gaza farmers lose $1 million from Hamas lulav ban

The report makes it clear that Hamas’ reasons have nothing to do with any tree disease and everything to do with inconveniencing Jews.

By the way, if they are really losing $1 million and they planned to export 100-200,000 lulavim, that is quite a profit they would have been making! My understanding is that the usual wholesale price to farmers is closer to $3 each than $5-$10.