Israel

Olive Oil without Borders

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

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.
Special Report

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.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

Third Edition of TerraOlivo Closes in Jerusalem

TerraOlivo, the international extra virgin olive oil competition held in Jerusalem, closed Friday setting new heights for its diversity of judges and the number and diversity of entries.
Special Report

Meeting Up with Shimon Lavee, and The One About the Holy Tree

The former IOC president says only Spain will be able to, in the long run, compete with the efficiency of the Southern Hemisphere's modern processing.

Olive Farming Blooms in India’s Desert State

Gideon Peleg is the Israeli technical manager overseeing olive cultivation in Rajasthan. The first commercial yield from the Indo-Israel joint venture is expected this year.