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Land Day in Palestine

We climbed the terraced hillside from the highway below and along the way passed abandoned family homes.  We were engulfed in a landscape in full spring bloom while the sweet scent of freshly tilled soil accented the air. It was...

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Jenin, Palestine

Jenin, Palestine

“He says he will show us the way.”, our taxi driver explained. We had just crossed the border into Jenin Palestine, but 10 minutes prior, we were completely lost. Sign-less, single lane roads bordered with family homes and olive trees....

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Which Olive Oil Grade Is Better For Cooking?

Which Olive Oil Grade Is Better For Cooking?

There’s Olive Oil, VOO and EVOO. Oh yeah, and then there’s Organic everything. Good grief! As a mother I so want my children to be healthy, but with time it is becoming increasingly difficult to know exactly what is "healthy"....

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Harvest: Farming Under Occupation

Harvest: Farming Under Occupation

For thousands of years, olive groves have meant food, community, and life in Palestine. The olive tree is viewed by many Palestinians as a symbol of connection to the land, because of their slow growth and longevity. For generations, farmers...

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The Importance of the Olive Harvest in Palestine

The Importance of the Olive Harvest in Palestine

For centuries, Palestinians have cultivated and tended to the fruits of olive trees, a natural, drought-resistant gift of their homeland. These seemingly timeless trees represent the love and labor of generations of families. Every gathering for the harvest season is...

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