The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

October 15, 2023
Madison Celebrates Palestine and the Olive Harvest

We will be covering the situation in Gaza, and also how areas of the West Bank are being targeted now for increased ethnic cleansing while the world is looking elsewhere. At this point, the olive harvest has been completely shut down and at least 1000 trees in the Masafer Yatta area have been destroyed by rampaging settlers.

We will be appealing for emergency relief funds for Gaza but also expanding our campaign to plant olive trees in the Madison-Masafer Yatta grove. We also urge you to come and purchase the Palestinian olive oil, olive oil soap, embroidery and other products that will support the Palestinian producers.


There will still be food, but the menu will be reduced in the face of the massive hunger and thirst that Israel’s cruelty is inflicting on Gazans.

And we plan to conclude the event by a show of support for Palestine along East Johnson Street, so bring your Palestinian flags, wear your kuffiyehs, and bring your signs. There will be some signs provided and we’ll have sign-making supplies.

We hope to see you there, and as always, we thank you for your support. This event is free and open to the public.

Make an emergency Gaza donation

Sponsor an Olive Tree in the Madison-Masafer Yatta Grove

Donate towards Event Costs

Sponsored by Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, Palestine Partners, Madison Playgrounds for Palestine, and Madison Jewish Voice for Peace.





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