Since 2005 events have been held in many U.S. locations featuring Palestinian, Israeli, and other international speakers who advocate for peace in the Holy Land.
Leading interfaith journeys to the Holy Land to observe the violation of human rights in the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian land as well as witness the work of non-violent peacemakers in the region.
We actively engage our volunteers and former travelers in advocay efforts to effect legislative change and investment strategies.
Tree of Life Educational Fund and its partners are working together to encourage Congressional support for H.R. 2590 – The Palestinian Children & Families Act. This bill is being introduced by Congresswoman Betty McCullom, an even stronger follow-up to her two previous bills. Help encourage Congressional support for this important Human Rights legislation by having your organization sign a Resolution in Support of H.R. 2590
Last year we sold 1.5 tons of organic fair trade Palestinian olive oil. After our expenses, all the proceeds are used to support our academic scholarships, and so we like to refer to the sale of olive oil as our Education in a Bottle program. The olives that produce this oil come from farms in Palestine. Families continue to work their land despite water shortages and being encroached upon by illegal settlements.
In their song, Crosby, Stills and Nash offer important words for all children in the human family:
You, who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself…
Teach your children well.
For our March 2022 Tree of Life journey, we will have a special focus on education. What is the “code” being taught to the children of Israel and Palestine?
“The Palestine problem is not just a problem for the 13 million Palestinian natives (2/3rd refugees or displaced people) but it is a global issue demanding a global solution like happened in South Africa. That is why we really appreciate the amazing work done by TOL to shed light on this issue and get action towards justice and human rights. From Palestine we salute and welcome you. ”
“TOL is an amazing story. It’s the only place that puts together Christians, Jews and Muslims. At the same time they can join together the story of the Indigenous Bedouins of the Negev and the native Americans all together in the great country of the USA… If TOL didn’t exist someone had to invent it. It’s necessary. It’s genius. I love the idea and concept”
“We can be a gate in a place that has known so many walls. We will be a voice for those who think that no one listens and no one cares. We will do all that we can to restore justice and decency and integrity to our human institutions. We will live and work and dream for that day when the streets of Jerusalem shall be filled with boys and girls, Jews and Christians and Muslims playing in the street, no longer divided, no longer afraid.”