Prof. Shimon Lavee

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.

May. 2, 2016

Shimon Lavee's Great Legacy

Lavee helped plant and cultivate countless olive trees throughout the world for more than four decades. His important contributions and generous spirit will live on in their roots and branches for generations to come.

Nov. 28, 2011

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.


Dec. 15, 2010

Olive Oil an Important Part of the Festival of Lights

One of the most important rituals of the festival celebrates the miracle of the flask of olive oil that was supposed to last for one day but burned for eight.

Aug. 5, 2010

Israel Hosts TerraOlivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition

TerraOlivo attracted 189 entrants from 14 countries, giving many Israeli producers their first opportunity to be judged against top olive oils brands from around the world.