Another way to purchase FairTrade products (with Anne’s blessings), these all from Palestine, is through our local Salisbury connection, SCIP, Sarum Concern for Israel/Palestine. These Zaytoun -Palestine products are available from Barbara Hickman.
Barbara writes: ‘I am continuing to support the Palestinian economy in a limited way by holding stocks of Zaytoun (Palestinian) olive oil, dates, almonds, za’atar herbs, maftoul (cous cous), soaps. Indeed I am pleased at the way sales have continued during lockdown. All anyone needs to do is to phone to arrange an order and delivery.’
To order, call: 01722 349740
Here’s the price list:
750 ml OLIVE OIL £16.50
500 ml OLIVE OIL £11.50
500 gm MEDJOUL DATES £ 6.70
250 gm MEDJOUL DATES £ 3.60
250 gm MAFTOUL (COUS COUS) £ 3.20
150 gm ALMONDS £ 4.00
ZA’ATAR HERBS £ 2.60
OLIVE SOAP (INDIVIDUAL) £ 2.50
OLIVE SOAP (BOX OF 4) £ 9.20
Looking for some reading on justice and the Palestinian-Israeli situation?
Arising from Revd Philip Brook’s sermon, Barbara suggests this book: God’s people and the seduction of Empire by Graham Turner.
To learn more about Sarum Concern for Israel/Palestine group in Salisbury, visit the SCIP website here.
The aims of SCIP are:
- Raise awareness of the impact of the Occupation by Israel on Palestinians and its effect on perpetuating the conflict;
- support and encourage non-violent action as a means to end the Occupation;
- draw attention to the discrimination against Palestinians living in Israel (20% of its population) who are also Israeli citizens;
- work with others, including Israelis and Palestinians, towards ending the Occupation and blockade of Gaza;
- urge UK recognition of the Palestinian state alongside that of Israel; and
- communicate our concerns to our local MPs, the UK government and more broadly.