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750 ml of Palestinian Olive Oil

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.

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Za'atar

Palestinians gather wild thyme – za’atar in Arabic – from the hills of Palestine, as their ancestors did in biblical times. It is mixed with roasted sesame seeds, sumac, and sea salt, then eaten with bread dipped in Palestinian olive oil for a tasty breakfast.

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Designer Jewelry

Gorgeous Arabic calligraphy on sterling silver which says amal, or "hope". Designed by ISM volunteer Katie Miranda, who studied with a master calligrapher in Palestine. Let your friends ask what it says, then where you got it, or (for the right friend) make it a gift.

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2 Bars of Olive Oil Soap

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.

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From Palestinian Artists

Every quarter we bring you a new arts, crafts, or music download straight from Palestine. Past items have included ceramics, hand-carved olive wood utensils, downloadable music, art postcards , and mother-of-pearl jewelry. Subscribe now to own a piece of Palestinian cultural heritage. This quarter we're featuring hand made, felted sheep's wool barrettes made by special needs people from Bethlehem.

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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.