Israel

Aug. 12, 2020

Destruction of Olive Trees in West Bank Is an Attack on Palestinian Sovereignty, Activists Say

The vandalism comes at a time when Palestinian olive oil production is being threatened by Israel’s steady acquisition of territory in the West Bank.

Sep. 17, 2019

Israel Requests Documents About Its Exclusion from Olive Council Meeting

The Israeli embassy in Madrid told the International Olive Council it does not recognize any of the decisions made at the 109th session.

Aug. 7, 2019

Olive Oil Prices Set to Rise in Israel as Import Quotas Run Out

Ahead of the Jewish holiday season, olive oil prices are likely to increase. Custom duty waivers on imported oil are expected to run out by the start of October.

Jul. 30, 2019

Documents Detail Exclusion of Israeli Representative at Olive Council Meeting

Documents reviewed by Olive Oil Times provide a detailed chronology of events that took place on the day of a key Council of Members meeting. The IOC denies it intentionally barred the Israeli proxy from attending.

Jul. 26, 2019

Israel Accuses Olive Council of Blocking Access to Key Meeting, Sources Say

After its proxy representative was refused entrance to a Council of Members meeting, Israel said in a written complaint that it would not accept any of the decisions made in the session.

Jul. 11, 2019

Xylella Fastidiosa Appears in Israel

The notorious crop-waisting scourge, Xylella fastidiosa appears in Israel, but it’s not yet time to panic.

Dec. 2, 2015

Israel Continues Pressure on EU Over Labeling Rule

Netanyahu has ordered “a reassessment of the involvement of EU bodies in everything that is connected to the diplomatic process with the Palestinians.”

Nov. 16, 2015

Israel Denounces EU Rules for Labeling Olive Oil from Occupied Territories

Settlements in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan Heights will be required to indicate their origin lies within an Israeli occupation.

Feb. 15, 2015

Olive Oil without Borders

A program to promote cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian farmers has been extended.

Dec. 29, 2014

Pottery Find Proves Olive Oil Used in Israel 8,000 Years Ago

New evidence suggests olive oil was used in Israel and possibly the Mediterranean basin as early as 8,000 years ago.

Dec. 15, 2014

Submerged Village Might Be Home to the First Olive Mills

Archaeologists are excavating a 7,500-year-old underwater village that may have been the oldest olive oil production center in the world.

Sep. 25, 2013

New Way for Olive Oil to Light up Religious Rituals

An inventor in Israel has found a way to make solid olive oil candles that could be popular for use in religious ceremonies and other commemorations.

Jun. 13, 2012

TerraOlivo 2012 Results Announced

282 of the 408 olive oils entered earned awards, with 42 oils, with 10 percent of the entries obtaining the top "Gran Prestige Gold Award" this year.