Posts by Nada Dajani

How Palestinian Farmers Cherish an Ancient Tradition

Young Abed climbs to the top of an olive tree in Tarqumia, West Bank.

In our Jerusalem office, we all know it’s olive harvest season when our colleague Ma’moun, our maintenance officer, takes an entire week off. Last week, he returned after a week off with a great feeling of fulfillment. He had turned a batch of ripe olives into luscious olive oil. Farmers across Palestine feel the same…

Read More

The Stories Tapestries Tell

Threads of hope: Palestinian embroidery.

Inside an embroidery workshop in the heart of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sabah stands at the helm of an important component of Palestinian identity and history. Not only is she an instructor of Palestinian embroidery, but she’s also a keeper of stories accumulated throughout the two decades of her career. Sabah’s workshop is…

Read More

Spaghetti for the Soul

Nawal is the cook at the Dar Al-Tifl school, and was a student there herself.

In East Jerusalem and across the West Bank, Dar Al-Tifel Al-Arabi is known as a renowned school for girls. In the past, it was also known for its large boarding section which housed 300 orphans and other underprivileged girls. But due to military checkpoints and restrictions around Jerusalem, the number of boarders has drastically decreased.…

Read More