Möjlighet att hjälpa till med planteringen av olivträd

KFUM Sveriges vänorganisationer på Västbanken bjuder er på möjligheten att hjälpa till med planteringen av olivträd. Detta sker den 2-11 februari 2013. Kostnaden är 650USD plus resa. Är du intresserad av detta så läs mer nedan. Anmälan sker direkt till JAI, liksom betalning. Berätta dock gärna för oss om du reser, det är trevligt att veta.

On behalf of the Olive Tree Campaign – Keep Hope Alive – We would love to invite you to participate in the 6th annual olive planting program, which will take place February 2nd to 11th 2013.
Agricultural experts in Palestine estimate that over a million olive trees have been uprooted and destroyed by Israel since it was created in 1948. More than half of these olive trees were uprooted and destroyed in the past decade.

Disrespecting its’ religious, cultural, natural, nutritious and economic value, the olive tree has been a constant target of the Israeli military occupation under the guise of security, the construction of the Wall on Palestinian lands and the continuous expansion of Israeli – Jewish only – colonies (settlements).
The destruction of olive trees has had intentional and destructive results on the lives of many Palestinian farmers, land owners and the Palestinian population in general.
For these reasons and many others, the Olive Tree Campaign was launched in 2001 as a positive response to systematic destruction by addressing the needs of the effected farmers. The Olive Tree Campaign uses the olive tree as a tool to advocate for the Palestinians right to peace with justice. So far 10 seasons of planting have helped hundreds of Palestinian farmers and brought awareness to the expanding international network of friends and partners about the real life of the Palestinians who have been striving for peace with justice for more than 60 years.
You are all encouraged to pass the word about this event to people who might be interested come to Palestine and to participate.

Please review the invitation and the proposed schedule at: http://www.jai-pal.org/content.php?page=1119 where you can also read reports on similar previous events and watch some of the short films produced on the Olive Tree Campaign.

For any other information, questions, concerns, or to request a registration form, please contact:

The Olive Tree Campaign officer at the Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine, via email at: olivetree@jai-pal.org or by phone at (+970) 2 2774540.