Keep Hope Alive October newsletter
JAI-ATG Olive Picking Program in Palestine – 19th – 28thOctober 2013
Report – Photos – Reflections
The JAI, in cooperation with the Alternative Tourism Group (ATG), has ended its annual Olive Picking Program, as part of its ongoing Olive TreeCampaign. The 130+ activists/participants of the program come through Christian organizations, Churches and solidarity movements from Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA and Palestine.
The program lasted from the 19th to the 28th of October 2013, through which participants where divided into 3 groups and helped to pick olives with Palestinian farmers and landowners in various villages and threatened fields the Bethlehem area.
Read more about the program with participants’ reflections and seepictures.
INVITATION- Olive Planting Program 2014 – Palestine
February 8th (arrival) – 17th (departure)
A program for Civil International Solidarity with Palestinians, as part of the JAI ongoing Keep Hope Alive – Olive Tree Campaign, to help Palestinian farmers and their families plant olive trees in their threatened fields.
Besides olive planting, the program features introductory presentations about the current situation in Palestine and the effects of the Apartheid Wall, tours in the old city of Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem, as well as Ramallah, in addition to cultural events and social gatherings.
See invitation with proposed schedule, further information, and read about previous Planting Programs.
Join the Olive Tree Campaign page on Facebook.
Most recent attacks by Israeli soldiers & settlers on Palestinian land, farmers and Olive Trees:
- Settlers destroy over 600 olive trees in Nablus
- Israel announces 1,500 new settler homes in East Jerusalem
- Israelis raze agricultural lands near Nablus to expand settlements
- Settlers Burn Olive Saplings, Trees, South Of Bethlehem
- Settlers uproot 30 olive trees in Huwwara
- Israel To Issue Tenders For New Settlement Units