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WE REFUSE TO BE ENEMIES
ZEITOUNA’S MISSION STATEMENT

Through Dialogue, to embody, model, and promote justice, peace, and sustainability for the Palestinian and Jewish peoples through connection, empathy, and action.

“My heart has been opened to those who scare me. Zeitouna has helped me appreciate their suffering and recognize their innate goodness.

Jewish Zeitouna sister, Irene

“It is only through Zeitouna that I am able to hear the voice of the “other”- her pain and her joy realizing that it mirrors my  own”

Palestinian Zeitouna sister, Wadad

“Zeitouna is an effort by some people to approach what to the rest of the world appears to be an intractable problem. What Zeitouna has done is teach us that there are first steps. The first steps don’t solve the problem but they keep people in motion. Once people are in motion they provide a model for others.”

Dick Soble, Ann Arbor Attorney

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