Israeli farmers lament the end of Jordan land deal

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Israeli farmers lament the end of Jordan land dealIt has been a bitter harvest for some Israeli farmers on the border with Jordan. Under the deal, part of the 1994 Jordan-Israel peace treaty, two territories straddling the border were recognized as under Jordanian sovereignty but with special provisions allowing Israeli farmers to work the land and visitors to tour the Isle of Peace park in the area. 'It was like a punch to the face,' said Eli Arazi, 74, a farmer whose kibbutz, or agricultural community, worked one of the land parcels that in Hebrew is called Naharayim and in Arabic, Baqoura.


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