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Israeli Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel takes in the annual cherry picking festival at kibbutz Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion.

Israeli consumers will be able to afford double cheese on their pizza again — not to mention plain milk for parents to be able to give to their children.

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel has signed an order to create a 4.62 percent drop in the price of milk. The committee on price controls last week cut the price of raw milk by 6.48 percent.

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Hopefully the move will lead to a drop in the price of other dairy products as well.

“This is a reduction whose entire purpose is aimed at reaching the pockets of the consumer,” Ariel said, adding in his warning to dairy companies that the measure was “not in order to enrich your coffers.” The minister said he also plans to cut the prices of unsupervised dairy products as well.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

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  1. Nice in my pocket but from whose pockets exactly are those cuts coming? The article doesn't explain and if MK Ariel is simply making a popular move, the unintended consequences could backfire. And no, I'm just a consumer and voter. It says the price of raw milk, which means dairy farmers dairy companies, supermarkets and markolets and I've probably missed a few but eventually somebody has to pay for the cut.. And the laws of supply and demand are about as mutable as the laws of physics.

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