15 Oct

British magazine buys olive trees ‘in Palestine’ for new subscribers

By Jonny Paul,

The New Statesman, a respected weekly current affairs magazine, is offering readers the chance to sponsor “the planting of three new olive trees in Palestine,” as incentive to take out a subscription to the magazine.

Those who participate in the offer will receive a certificate to mark support for the campaign, and the promise that the magazine will provide updates on the progress of the trees.

The offer, in conjunction with a Manchester-based fair trade nonprofit organization called Olive Cooperative, states that “each tree represents a long-term source of income for Palestinian families, who have been harvesting olive oil, fruit and wood for generations.”

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