To our supporters, We are living through the most difficult and amazing time. You have demonstrated incredible support for artisans and farmers in Palestine and for the work our staff and partners are doing. We cannot thank you enough. As you can see shoppalestine.org has very little inventory right now. Both the shop online and our annual bazaar were successful beyond our wildest dreams! In the meantime, we have contacted all of our producers who are able to continue working. Orders are already on the way to us. We will do our best to update inventory as quickly as possible. On the way to us are more ceramics, glass, soap, keffiyehs, books, jewelry, Dead Sea products… and more. We are sorry but it is just not possible for us to individually notify you when items come in. We are truly beyond capacity right now. Please keep checking our website for items. We are shipping out orders to you as fast as we are able. But there have been and will continue to be delays. Know we are doing our best. Thank you so much for your support and solidarity! MECA Staff
Bethlehem designer Nadya Hazboun defies cultural and political obstacles to sell her unique line of locally-inspired olivewood jewelry featuring Arabic calligraphy and quotes from Palestinian literature. With perseverance, a sharp eye for design, and a diligent work ethic, she has thrived and built a well-known brand in Bethlehem, Ramallah, and other cities.
Beit Doqu Development Society is a nonprofit established in 1988 in the picturesque village of Beit Doqu, near Jerusalem. Programs include cultural, social, agricultural, and health services to the community as well as income-generation activities for women. Recently, the expansion of Israeli settlements have completely encircled the village, resulting in the loss of a large area of agricultural land, a vital source of livelihood. The jewelry includes delicately hand-crafted necklaces, earrings, and bracelets from brass, silver, and semiprecious stones, using Islamic styles and Arabesque designs.