Israel halts ban on Palestinian exports after trade crisis



TEL AVIV - Israel's Defence Minister said Thursday that the country would allow Palestinian agricultural exports, seemingly putting an end to an escalating trade crisis that had heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions. Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement that Israel would allow the agricultural exports after the Palestinians began accepting Israeli beef. There was no immediate comment from Palestinian officials. The ratcheting down of the trade crisis comes as tensions between Israel and the Palestinians are high following the unveiling last month of President Donald Trump's Mideast initiative, which is hugely favorable to Israel. The Palestinians have rejected the...

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