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  • November 30, 2023
    Live Event: Palestinian Olive Oil & Dates from the West Bank

    Shop now | Get Involved | Events Supporting Palestinian Farmers in the West Bank: Our Partnership with PARC Learn about Palestinian olive oil and dates from the West Bank and how farmers are faring Live Zoom Event  |  Thursday, November 30 1:00pm-2:15pm Eastern 12:00pm-1:15pm Central 10:00am-11:15am Pacific Register to Attend Please join us on Thursday,…


  • Gaza’s olive harvest from farm to table

    Widely regarded as the most blessed time of the year, Palestinian families in Gaza wait all year for the olive harvest season. A Boy in the Shahin Family Helps His Family Pick Olives During the Olive Harvest Season in Gaza, October 2022. (Photo: Mohammed Salem) Tareq S. Hajjaj, Mondoweiss, October 28, 2022 The Shahin family…


  • July 23, 2022
    Madison-Rafah Palestinian Crafts Yard Sale

    318 W. Lakeside Street Madison [map] 10 am – 3 pm Mark your calendars… MRSCP has new ceramics from Hebron and new embroideries from Atfaluna Crafts. We also have olive oil and spices from Playgrounds for Palestine, kufiyas, jewelry from Women in Hebron, and an excellent supply of olive oil soap. You can browse samples…


  • June 4, 2022
    Sidewalk Sale of Olive Oil, Crafts & Jewelry!

    1924 East Dayton Street, Madison (First Street between E. Washington and E. Johnson) 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Rain Date is June 11 Palestine Partners, Playgrounds for Palestine, and Knitting for Peace would like to invite you to a Sidewalk Sale! Palestine Partners will have beautifully hand-embroidered tote bags, pouches, purses, scarves, and pillow covers,…


  • Madison’s Virtual Fair Trade Holiday Festival is Open!

    Our online store, Madison-Rafah Marketplace, has added crafts to our olive oil sales. We offer ceramics, embroidery, jewelry, kufiyas, woodcrafts, and calendars. For the month of November make this your one-stop shopping for holiday gift giving. Spend your money on products that support your values. Give gifts that give twice, once to the producer and…


  • November 2020
    Virtual Fair Trade Holiday Festival

    Dear Members and Friends of MRSCP, Mark your calendars for the upcoming Madison Fair Trade Holiday Festival, which has gone virtual this year due to the pandemic. The sale will be during the month of November. Make this your one stop shop for all your holiday gift giving. Spend your money on products that support…


  • The Madison-Rafah Marketplace is Open!

    In keeping with the times, we are now offering Palestinian Olive Oil and Donation and Membership services at the Madison-Rafah Marketplace, a secure online store. A new link has been added to the header menu above. Crafts may be available at the Marketplace in the future. The Marketplace is currently offering Holy Land Olive Oil…


  • February 29, 2020
    International Festival

    Overture Center 201 State Street Madison 10 am – 5 pm Join MRSCP and many other Madison sister cities, businesses, and organizations at the annual celebration of the rich cultural heritage in our community. Come and enjoy the free performances, plus food and crafts from all over the world! MRSCP and Playgrounds for Palestine-Madison will…


  • Mark Your Calendars: 2019 Fair Trade Holiday Festivals

    November 24: 9 am – 2 pm Annual Fair Trade Sale at Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, 1501 Gilbert Road, Madison 53711. Call 608-271-7212. December 7: 8 am – 3 pm 23rd Annual Fair Trade Holiday Festival at Monona Terrace. Do your holiday shopping with MRSCP and dozens of other Fair Trade vendors at…


  • July 24-25, 2019
    Gaza Freedom Flotilla Comes to Madison!

    Photos: Jim Maas/FUS Social Justice Ministry, Tsela Barr/MRSCP, and Kit Kittredge/NA Boat to Gaza Campaign Since 2008, the Freedom Flotilla movement has sent 35 ships attempting to break Israel’s illegal, US-backed military blockade that has devastated Gaza and denied 2 million people — half of them children — access to food, clean water, fuel, medicine,…


  • February 23, 2019
    International Festival at Overture Center

    201 State Street Madison 10 am – 5 pm Once again Overture celebrates the rich cultural heritage within our community with more than 30 FREE performances by artists who call Dane County home. Indulge in cuisines from around the world, browse stunning arts and crafts available for purchase and learn about the many local businesses…


  • March 3, 2019
    Hashtag to Headlines: How the Gaza Great March of Return Challenged the World

      Join us for the 2019 tribute to Rachel Corrie with Ahmed Abu Artema Writer, refugee and peace activist from Rafah   First Unitarian Society 900 University Bay Drive Madison 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Ahmed Abu Artema wrote a Facebook post on January 7, 2018 from his home in Rafah, Gaza that echoed an…


  • South Hebron Hills Update

    Expulsion by a thousand cuts Dear Friends, The last weeks have been busy and challenging in the South Hebron Hills. Young Palestinians, with international and Israeli peace activists, have planted hundreds of trees. But this is also a difficult time. Soldiers and settlers have repeatedly forced shepherds off of Palestinian grazing land located near settlements…


  • November 18, 2018
    Orchard Ridge Holiday Fair Trade Fair

    November 18, 2018 Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ 1501 Gilbert Road, Madison 9 am – 2 pm Join MRSCP at this annual sale of unusual and beautiful gifts and holiday items. Help people around the world to be self-sustaining by giving the gift that gives twice: once to the producer, and once to the…


  • December 1, 2018
    Monona Terrace Fair Trade Holiday Festival

    Monona Terrace Convention Center 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison 8 am – 3 pm Come visit the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project and dozens of other vendors selling fair trade products from around the world at Madison’s Fair Trade Holiday Festival! FREE! Bring your friends & family to this one-of-a-kind event! More info? Visit http://www.fairtrademadison.org/.


  • February 24, 2018:
    International Festival at Overture Center

    Free performances, food, and crafts from all over the world. MRSCP was selling our Palestinian products, including extra-virgin Holy Land Olive Oil, olive oil soap, Palestinian-made Hirbawi kuffiyahs, earrings from the Hebron Women’s Co-op, ceramics, embroidery and other crafts from Gaza and the West Bank. Local Goes Global Overture Hall Main Lobby 201 State Street,…


  • December 2, 2017
    Fair Trade Holiday Festival

    Monona Terrace Convention Center 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison 9 am to 4 pm Come do your holiday shopping with Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, Playgrounds for Palestine-Madison and 54 other vendors selling fair trade products from around the world! MRSCP and PfP will be selling Palestinian olive oil in several sizes, olive oil soap, zaatar,…


  • November 19, 2017
    Orchard Ridge Fair Trade Fair

    Featuring beautiful and unusual holiday gifts and items from around the world. All proceeds go to the organizations and their artisans to help them become self-sustaining. MRSCP and Playgrounds for Palestine-Madison will be selling our Palestinian embroidery, ceramics, earrings, kuffiyehs, olive oil and olive oil soap. Free admission and parking. For more information on the…


  • February 25, 2017
    International Festival

    Overture Center State Street, Madison 10 am – 5 pm Take a trip around the world in a day! Experience all the cultures that Madison has to offer through food, crafts and free performances. And join MRSCP as we once again present Palestinian fair trade products at the International Festival. We’ll be selling a brand…


  • December 3, 2016
    Madison’s Fair Trade Holiday Festival

    Gifts with a Story Monona Terrace Convention Center 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison 9 am to 4 pm [Map] Admission is free. MRSCP will have a table offering kuffiyehs and other crafts, and olive oil.


  • November 20, 2016
    Orchard Ridge UCC Fair Trade Fair

    Sunday, November 20 Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ 1501 Gilbert Rd, Madison [Map] Annual Fair Trade Fair! Come find unusual and beautiful gifts and holiday items from around the world. All proceeds go to the organizations and their artisans to help them become self-sustaining. MRSCP will have a table offering kuffiyehs and other crafts,…


  • Update: April 3, 2016
    Annual Rachel Corrie Commemoration

    Sunday, April 3, 7 pm, Christ Presbyterian Church 944 East Gorham Street, Madison WI You are invited to the annual Rachel Corrie commemoration: Dessert and an Eye-Witness Report   Featuring a local activist just returned from volunteering with Operation Dove in the South Hebron Hills, Palestine Free and open to the public; beverages and desserts…


  • Loving the Land and It’s People: Palestinian Hospitality

    Veena Brekke, Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, October 31, 2012 On October 28th we departed the beautiful city of Nazareth to visit Palestinian towns, villages, farms and spend two nights in Palestinian homes. I would like to share my experience of visiting the small farming village of Nusf Jubayl, West Bank (Area A – occupied territory)…


  • August 17, 2008
    Palestinian Crafts Party


  • August 8 – 10, 2008
    Rafah Soccer Tournament: Benefit Garage Sale

    Shafia Powell and her friend Nabila have generously offered to host a garage sale next weekend to benefit the Rafah Youth Soccer Tournament planned for this September. THE SALE WILL BE ON MADISON’S NORTH SIDE AT 3601 MARCY LANE, OFF OF TROY DRIVE. THE TENTATIVE HOURS ARE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 12 NOON – 5 PM…


  • May 12, 2007
    A Palestinian Crafts Extravaganza

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