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Lo, the Fall is Here

On a recent, short visit to the US East Coast, I was treated to the first signs of another brilliant autumn.  Now that I’m home, my feet are comfortably back in flip flops and the main indication that summer is behind us is the supplement of a jacket and another blanket at the end of the day.   258 more words

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Olive Harvest 2014

I finally pressed my own olives. I’ve been harvesting our olives, all eleven trees, for the last three years; ever since I realized that we had our own olive trees. 528 more words

Photos: Olive Harvest 2014

Click on the image below to see our Olive Harvest 2014 photo album on Facebook.

Have you ever joined the olive harvest in Palestine? Tell us about your experience. 29 more words


This Week In Palestine: Olive Harvest

Katf az-Zaytoun, the olive harvest, is usually a time of renewal and resurgence with the first rains of the season – Matr as-Saleeb or the rain of Christ – marking the beginning of winter and the end of the olive season, and regardless of whether or not your family owns olive trees, you get three days off school to pick friends’ and neighbours’ olives or just play with your cousins in the field. 1,174 more words


Bowen tweets reveal the BBC's idea of 'pressing' news from the Middle East

It’s olive picking season in the Middle East and – seeing as of course there is absolutely nothing more pressing (sorry about the pun) going on in the region at the moment – it would appear that the BBC’s Middle East editor has plenty of free time in which to provide audiences with yet another one of those perennial political propaganda items loosely tied to the topic of the olive harvest.  25 more words


Israeli control over Palestinians continues in a not-so-surprising way

As olive harvesting season begins in Israel-Palestine, Israeli control over West Bank Palestinians worsens. In the West Bank, Palestinians are normally given a full month to harvest olives. 212 more words


Harvest Time

This past week we began the olive harvest. I must admit, I was looking forward to this part of Italy the most! I have learned so much about olives, like, did you know that you can’t pick and eat an olive straight from the tree? 255 more words