In our time of such worldwide division, the women of Zeitouna stand out as a model for working across the divide. Now celebrating twenty years together, this group of Palestinian and Jewish women is spreading its message of the power of relationships to create meaningful change. They are making a sequel to their first film, in the hope of showing how Dialogue makes difficult conversations possible.” (You can view the first film on the link below}.
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