Boycotts hurt Israeli produce industry


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli fruit growers say that boycotts against its produce have hurt the industry, according to reports.

Farmers told the Israeli news service Ynet that a great deal of produce is rotting in warehouses due to boycotts against Israeli produce in countries such as Jordan and  Britain, and Scandinavian countries Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Though some boycotts against goods made in the West Bank have been in place previously, the produce boycott appears to be a direct result of Israel’s military operation in Gaza.

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