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A full day of Olive Picking

Once again we picked olives at the farm of Mohamad Abu Dia near the Efrata Settlement. His family is still well, after four years since the last time we saw him. If you followed our last trip, you know that … Continue reading

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More Olives, Confiscation of Beit Jala Farmland, Understanding the Difference between Citizenship in Israel and being a part of the Nation of Israel

Today we picked olives at Adam’s farm (not his real name). Last time we went, four years ago, we waited at the checkpoint gate from Beit Jala for 2.5 hours before the soldiers would let us pass. This time, no … Continue reading

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Harvesting Hope (one olive at a time), Aida Refugee Camp, the Wall blocking access to Rachel’s Tomb, and the Church of the Nativity

Got up early this morning and ate a hearty breakfast to get fueled up for picking olives. We took the winding roads through Bethlehem and Beit Jala to the western fields of historic Bethlehem, but we had to pass under … Continue reading

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