Palestinian Charity Talk and Hummus Making
April’s meeting was a fascinating one. We were excited to be welcome Bethany Elce of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. Bethany will recounted her experiences from the three months she spent in the West Bank in Palestine as a human rights observer, witnessing daily life in a country under military occupation. As well as giving us a brief history of the conflict and its complexities, she showed us photographs of the region and told us stories about the great people she met there. These included many inspirational Palestinian and Israeli women who demonstrated amazing courage and perseverance in their day to day lives.
We couldn’t talk about Israel and Palestine without talking about food! We had chance to learn about and taste some za’atar which is a delicious mix of herbs and spices from the region, popular in dips and for adding a bit of zing to dishes. Plus, we were shown how to make our own hummus, so much nicer than shop-bought!