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Rules of the Occupation – a rigged game

Hekmat’s land is on the outskirts of Kafr Qaduum near the gate by the illegal Israeli settlement of Qedumim [1].  We had come to help with his olive harvest because the family is very poor. 1,063 more words

Olive Picking in France

At this time of year I keep seeing references to olive picking (in warmer climes than the north of England, granted) and it always brings back happy memories of the time we spent… 305 more words


Olive oil and the Salt of the Earth

A family member is an olive oil zealot. She keeps an olive grove and produces small quantities of olive oil to perfection. She has a mastery over the process from beginning to end and makes no consents to comfort. 233 more words


Another week

It feels like only yesterday I wrote the last blog post but here I am a whole week later. I spent three days this week picking with a lovely family whose land is located close to the illegal settlement Yakir. 816 more words


First olive harvest

It’s a bad year for olives, so Gardener A tells us. There’s not enough to press for oil, unlike last year, so he’s leaving the scanty fruit from his grove for the birds. 632 more words

The Garden

Here, there and everywhere

Life in Palestine can be quite chaotic. Plans are constantly changing at the last minute and team meetings can go on for hours and be quite confusing so you just have to go with the flow and try to laugh about it! 321 more words