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First we discuss the gradual collapse of Israel's credibility worldwide. When Israel makes a "peace" deal, it evaporates instantly for the excuse of the moment. Israel's settlement incursions continue and continue, never mind solemn deals, never mind justice. Because of its antics, international players have finally begun demonstrating unwillingness to believe, or rely on, Israeli leaders' proclamations or promises. (Unhappily, those antics are defended by our very own wily "leaders" in the US government and supported by US taxpayers.)
Mohammed Hmidat is quality control coordinator for the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee (PARC). PARC was set up by Palestinian farmers to provide rural development, environmental protection, women's empowerment, and marketing and shipping support for exporting farmers' output. This includes olive oil, which is widely considered the best in the world.
Hmidat explains PARC's programs and recounts the Israeli barriers faced by Palestinian farmers who sell internationally. These include checkpoints, delays, height limits, inspections, duplicate certifications and licensure, border hassles, etc., all of which wind up costing a lot of extra money that would be saved in just conditions. But ultimately they are getting their products out.
Roberts, Hmidat, WZBC, and Truth and Justice Radio
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