WILLIAMS PEARS BANNED FROM ISRAEL

From YNET:

Israel's Volcani Center for Agricultural Research, which belongs to the Agriculture Ministry, has recently been forced to change the moniker of a type of wheat named after Pope Benedict XVI because religious farmers refused to grow it.

The name was officially changed to Binyamin, after which the farmers, whose fields are located near Beit-She'an, agreed to purchase and plant the seeds.

The Pope has immediately retaliated by sending out an email to all the Roman Catholic bishops telling them to change the name of the traditional "Jesse Tree" at Christmas to the Ratzinger Tree.

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WILLIAMS PEARS BANNED FROM ISRAEL — 5 Comments

  1. Yes. I knew they referred to this pear as the Bartlett pear in North America. But it’s the Williams pear here and I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity of this headline just because the majority of my readers wouldn’t have the foggiest idea what I was on about.

  2. Well it was still a fine headline and I got it. I just thought you might have made up the “Williams” bit – even better since you didn’t have to make it up!
    Sorry, I’m a bit flakey today.