Beneath Syria's dark clouds of war, a silver lining: Israel a conduit for regional trade
Israel has seen a sharp increase in trucks from Jordan and Turkey passing through, given that they can no longer travel through Syria. Turkish trucks arrive by ferry, then drive into Jordan and Iraq.
Drivers in the north of Israel may have recently encountered an unusual sight: convoys of old refrigeration trucks going to or from Haifa, decorated with posters and colored lights and escorted by police vans. These trucks, carrying Jordanian or Turkish licence plates, made no stops but were traveling directly between Jordan and the port of Haifa, moving Jordanian or Iraqi goods to Turkey or vice versa. Lately,...
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