…keeps war away?
In keeping with our apparently lighter, less critical tone, we’d like to let you know about an interesting new development. In the next month 10,000 tons of surplus apples grown in the Golan by Druze farmers, will make their way to Syria! Some see this as a boost to Syrian-Israeli peace hopes as this is the first trade between Israel and Syria. The apples will be delivered by Kenyans driving trucks with the Swiss license plates of the Red Cross, and this is viewed as a one time gig. Syria’s Foreign Ministry, straining really hard to minimize the significance of this transaction, explained it as follows:
…the fruit was “Syrian, grown on Syrian land and owned by Syrians. [The objective was] to meet the pressing demands of Syrian citizens languishing under occupation and to help alleviate their suffering.
Uh… ok. The Druze sold the apples to the Syrians for 2 NIS a kilo according to the Jerusalem Post. Now that’s a good deal! Use that as a bargaining tool next time you’re at the Machaneh Yehuda market shopping for apples: You let the Syrians have them for 2 shekels a kilo, and you want to charge me 6?? What do I look like a friar??
Heh. Well, it’s not a story about flowers, puppy dogs or hot babes but don’t it just feel sooo good?