The Olive Picking Program is organized each fall in coordination with the Alternative Tourism Group (ATG). The olive picking season is short and often Palestinians are harassed or prevented from picking their olives by Israeli settlers or military forces. To prevent this, we invite internationals to come and pick olives with Palestinian farmers.
The program lasts for a week and includes cultural evenings, lectures and presentations, as well as opportunities to visit religious sites.
Contact your Regional Representative
The Olive Tree Campaign is branching out internationally. You can learn more about our programs by getting in touch with one of the past participants in the Olive Picking Program from your region. We have had participants from all over the world and currently have representatives across Europe and in some parts of America and Africa. Email us and we will send you the appropriate contact information. If you are interested in being a representative in your region, we would love to make you part of our international network.
Olive Picking Program 2013
19th - 28th October
Red: Invitation - proposed schedule and registraiton procedures
Past Programs: reports, reflections, storied and pictures
Olive Picking Program 2012
13th - 22nd October - 90 participants came from various countries in the world through their movements, Churches, groups, and individually. Read Daily Reports - Participants Reflections - and See Pictures.
Olive Picking Program - 2011
15th - 24th October - 110 people joined and divided into three sub-groups.
Read reports, reflections and see pictures
Olive Picking Program - 2010
16th - 25th October - 80 people joined and divided in two sub-groups. Read each group' daily report - reflections and pictures.
Olive Picking Program - 2009
October - 2009, 110 participants came from various countries in the world.
Olive Picking Program - 2008
October - November 2008, 75 participants came from various countries in the world.
Olive Picking Program - 2007
October - November 2007, 36 participants came from various countries in the world.
Olive Picking Program - 2006
In 2006, for ten days, 38 participants from various countries of the world Joined the Olive Picking Program.
Olive Picking Program - 2005
In 2005 several eager olive pickers joined the program from Asia, Europe, and the United States.
VideosWatch a promotion video of the Olive Tree Program (participants' perspectives, fields' visits ..etc.)