Countrywide Olive Festival 2016!

November 11th, 2016

Today, all six Hand in Hand communities celebrated our growing country-wide community. Over 900 Jews and Arabs from the Galilee, Jerusalem, Wadi Ara, Jaffa, Haifa, and Beit Berl gathered in Sakhnin for the annual Olive Festival. Families ate together, pickled olives, created musical instruments and other crafts, and danced to a live band together. 


Reem Miari, a Mother in the Galilee School, spoke to crowd. Here is part of what she said: 

“I stood on this stage at the olive festival 12 years ago, when my daughter entered first grade. It gives me tremendous strength to be standing here again now in front of so many of you coming from Jerusalem, Haifa, Wadi Ara, Jaffa, the Galilee, and Beit Berl. This Olive Festival marks the dove who found an olive branch, a symbol of safety and peace in the story of Noah. It holds a special place in the history of this place, in our folklore and culture, as not many other types of trees are as sturdy, resilient, and nourishing. Today at Hand in Hand, we celebrate coming together to change the reality in this country, and we will raise our children into future as sturdy and nurturing as the olive tree.”



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