Peace Oil (United States)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Peace Oil (USA))
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Peace Oil is an American brand of olive oil produced from Palestinian olives, and marketed in cooperation with Israeli and Palestinian fair trade groups.

Olive trees and oil have been central to disputes in the Israeli-occupied territories, with documented accounts of the destruction of Palestinian olive groves.[1][2]

Peace Oil is unrelated to the similarly named Peace Oil, a British brand that is produced in Israel using labour from the Arab, Druze and Bedouin communities and benefits entirely the Israeli economy. According to supporters of Peace Oil: "Unlike the London version, it is mostly olive oil from the West Bank where economic assistance is most needed".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yuval Azoulay. "Probe: W. Bank settlers uproot 300 Palestinian olive trees". Haaretz.
  2. ^ Ewen MacAskill (14 April 2001). "Family olive groves fall to Israeli attacks". The Guardian.
  3. ^ Peace Olive Oil available in USA - Olives and Olive Oil News From All Around The World