Tag Archives: export

Shattering the myth of the closure

Israel no longer restricts the entrance of food to Gaza. Why, then, do so many insist on perpetuating this myth? Continue reading

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Gisha presents: Strawberries for sale

This week we are asking Israelis to devote two minutes of their day to a worthy cause. We know that many others are also asking for two minutes for a multitude of worthy causes, but trust us, these will be two minutes well spent. Each day we are asking people to send a letter to a different individual who can play a role in allowing sale of goods from Gaza in the West Bank. Continue reading

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Gisha, raining on the parade since 2005

The news releases put out by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) are always a paragon of optimistic writing and the latest is no exception. Unemployment is declining, export is on the rise. The optimism is contagious but only if you’re not very familiar with the data. Continue reading

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If looks could kill

had a carnation for every time someone told me that “now that food gets in, things are ok in Gaza” and that the restrictions still in place post June 2010 “aren’t as ridiculous as those that were put on chocolate and children’s toys before then”, I could get out of the human rights business and go make a nice living selling carnations. Continue reading

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Export from Gaza: Frequently asked questions.

Over the past few days, the question of whether sale of goods from Gaza will be allowed has seemed more relevant than ever following the reported rise in tomato prices (Hebrew); the response of the Israeli Vegetable Growers Association that it does not oppose the marketing of tomatoes from the Gaza Strip in Israel, and; the end of the season for agricultural export from the Gaza Strip to Europe. We decided to try and provide some answer to the main questions on the topic. Continue reading

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Ralph Nader claims Gaza is a Gulag. Is that useful?

Nader, who ran for president in the US several times, has written an error-laden op-ed. Does the hyperbole really help residents of Gaza? Continue reading

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How many trucks enter the Gaza Strip? Who cares?

The IDF Spokesperson always makes sure to report how many trucks enter the Gaza Strip from Israel, but he puts a little less emphasis on how many trucks leave, so we decided to do his job for him. Continue reading

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Three export tales

Burning furniture, dangerous potatoes and the run-away cherry tomatoes. Behind the fine print of the export from Gaza. Continue reading

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It’s the export, stupid!

Three days ago two truckloads of strawberries exited Gaza and passed through Israel on their way to Europe. They were the first truckloads of export allowed out of the Strip in over six months, part of a program funded by … Continue reading

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From Gaza with lulav

Ahead of the Jewish festival of Sukkot which begins this Wednesday, lulavs, palm fronds used in religious rituals of the holiday, are in big demand in Israel. A minor crisis arose therefore when Egypt announced that it will not be … Continue reading

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