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Full-flavored, USDA certified organic, cold pressed, extra virgin, and Fair Trade, too. Simply the best that Palestine has to offer. Palestinian families give names to their trees and treat them like family members that are sometimes more than a millennium old.GET STARTED
Maftoul is a traditional artisan food made from whole wheat bulgur and ﬂour. Women’s cooperatives make Maftoul according to tradition by spreading bulgur on a tray, sprinkling it with water, then dusting it with whole wheat ﬂour and hand rolling the bulgur into pearls. Maftoul is steamed in a colander, then dried so this handcrafted goodness can be shared with the world. Traditionally, Maftoul is prepared with chicken stock, tomato sauce and chick peas, a favorite winter meal in Palestine. Enjoy its satisfying texture topped with your favorite stew or served cold as a salad tossed with fresh herbs and dried fruit.GIVE A GIFT
These worry beads, also called prayer beads, tasbih, misbaha, or mala are made from Palestinian olive wood handcrafted in Bethlehem. The necklaces are strung together with stretch wire so they can be worn as a bracelet as well. Designed by ISM volunteer Katie Miranda. Keep for yourself or give as a gift for the right person. The pendant says "faith" in Arabic.GET STARTED
100% pure olive oil soap from Palestinian olive trees. No perfumes, no sulfates, no harsh chemicals, nothing to dry out your skin, just the gentile and moisturizing properties of olive oil.GIVE A GIFT
Every quarter we bring you a new arts, crafts, or music download straight from Palestine. This quarter we're featuring Dabke on the Moon, an album by Palestinian rappers, DAM. Past items have included ceramics, hand-carved olive wood utensils, art postcards, and mother-of-pearl jewelry. Subscribe now to own a piece of Palestinian cultural heritage.GET STARTED
We can't send you the beautiful stone work for which Palestine is famous, or the magnificent architecture, much of it now destroyed. But we can send you other bits and pieces of the rich tapestry that Palestinian culture has produced over the past four millennia. Palestinians love to share.
And you will be sharing, too, in the preservation of the Palestinian presence, society and culture in Palestine. Half of the proceeds from every purchase goes to the nonviolent resistance efforts of the International Solidarity Movement, through its Northern California chapter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with tax exempt status for human rights work.
Rachel Corrie is one of thousands of ISM volunteers resisting Israeli occupation, repression and violation of Palestinian human rights, under the leadership of Palestinian communities with whom they participate. Your Palbox subscriptions help to enable that resistance and the volunteers who go to Palestine to participate in it.