and merchants claimed they are much better tasting than any other dates. Why should Iranian pistachios not be sold in Israel?? they taste much better than any other pistachio. So what if they came via Turkey. So many other items are sold via via because of 'boycots', like flowers, they are send to Holland from Israel, then forwarded to countries including arab countries, thinking they came from Holland, but actually grown on Jewish soil. Business is business, that is one thing Israelis know, Jews are famous for being business people.
Palestinian youths throw stones at security forces in Shoafat, E. Jerusalem; none injured (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. demands Israel crack down on illegal Iranian pistachio imports