'Australian Tim Tams chocolate biscuits are set to become an unlikely source of unity between Israelis and Palestinians.
More than half a million packets of the chocolate-covered treats have been sold in Israel since September 2002, NSW Treasurer Michael Egan said.
Many of those Tim Tams have been bought by Palestinians, following a successful launch by Australian food icon Arnott's last year, Mr Egan said.
But sales to Jews are now set to lift after Tim Tams were recently deemed kosher, giving them the all-clear under Jewish dietary laws, he said.
"Since (September 2002), more than 500,000 packets have been sold for about $7 each, with a major portion of sales coming from the Palestinian territories," Mr Egan told Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce.
"Sales are expected to increase following the recently acquired kosher status of the Tim Tam which will open up the market in Israel."'