Al Maida Olive Oil

Al Maida Olive Oil

Located in the middle of the Jordanian desert, about 2 hours outside Amman,  sits 155,000 olive trees.  Ziad Bilbeisi, former architect and founder of Al Maida owns these groves and works together with his four children to produce an internationally respected, award...
(X)ODUS

(X)ODUS

TAKING THE EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE   Inspired by Laila Nimry, (X)odus is a project that supports the rebuilding of lives affected by man-caused displacement. Syrian, Palestinian and Iraqi women are given the opportunity to flourish by giving them the means to...
My Father’s Story

My Father’s Story

I’ve heard countless bittersweet tales of my father’s childhood in Palestine, but I never had the courage to ask him about the one episode that tore the fabric of his community to shreds; namely his experience in 1948.  During his recent visit to Abu Dhabi, I finally...
Jerusalem — A Cookbook

Jerusalem — A Cookbook

If only the madness of politics could be managed like the method of a recipe, then the authors of Jerusalem: A Cook Book, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi would be luminaries beyond their culinary domain. By exploring the vibrant cuisine of their home city, with its...
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