TEL AVIV (Jun. 24)
An Israeli chicken in every Arab pot seems to be the goal of a number of Arab countries that have no desire to improve relations with Israel but want to improve their poultry stock with the superior Israeli product.
According to reports, on which officials here refuse to comment, the export of Israeli chicks and fertilized eggs to Arab countries not bordering on Israel is on the increase. It is conducted through third countries that maintain trade relations with Israel. A French firm which buys Israeli chicks and eggs is known to re-export them to Arab states. Cyprus has also become a forwarding center, the reports said. In addition, several Arab countries are attempting to obtain saplings and seeds for various agricultural products from Israel. Libya is known to have received young olive trees from Israel via the West Bank.