Date groves in Ein Yahav. Eyal Toueg

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These days three out of every four of the prestigious cultivar eaten globally are harvested from date palms in the Jordan Valley and Arava.

In the burning desert wasteland along the Arava highway, it is hard to miss the bright green treetops of the date palms, looking like desert oases. These groves were planted in the late 1960s and upgraded and...

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