"Palestinian" olive tree

I thought Gastro Obscura was supposed to be about things gatronomical, not parsed with slanted political bias. When it does so, as in this piece, and it is not the only time I have seen such examples, it serves merely to underscore how little the writers know of actual history. I suggest that G.O. stick to that which it knows and avoid that which is its preferred political point of view lest it turn off its readership with some modicum of empirical history.