Social Responsibility Statement

Palestine Just Trade is the agent for Ashkar Winery and Taybeh for Canada.  Both wineries are owned by Palestinians. The LCBO has purchased products from Ashkar Winery and Taybeh.

On January 12, the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem released the report, “A regime of Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is apartheid.”

The report states that “all Palestinians living under Israeli rule are treated as inferior in rights and status to Jews who live in the very same area.” Previously focused only on the occupied territory, B’Tselem demonstrates in this report that apartheid also applies to “Palestinians who live on land defined in 1948 as Israeli sovereign territory,” outlining that they “do not enjoy the same rights as Jewish citizens by either law or practice.”

Palestine Just Trade stands against policies of the state of Israel that result in discrimination and apartheid against Palestinians. Palestine Just Trade supports the Palestinian call to use non-violent tactics to bring pressure on the Government of Israel to end its policies of discrimination and apartheid against Palestinians.

Palestine Just Trade supports the Palestinian call:  i) to end the occupation, ii) for equality for Palestinians who are citizens in the state of Israel, and iii) for the right of return of Palestinians.

This includes challenging the racist and discriminatory policies of the State of Israel, whose laws, crowned by the Jewish Nation-state law (2018), privilege Jews over non-Jews, and systematically discriminate against Palestinian Arabs.

No company, person or product is boycotted because they are Jewish, for that would be anti-semitic and unacceptable. However, no state or person can escape criticism simply because they are Jewish.  Practices and laws that favor Jews over non-Jews should be rejected.

For supporters of the state of Israel who applaud its discriminatory laws and policies, to demand that BDS* tactics boycott Israeli corporations “equally” is hypocritical.   

Palestine Just Trade denounces anti-semitism, and all forms of discrimination, and stands against any conflating of Israel and Judaism. Anti-Zionism is not anti-semitism.

Palestine Just Trade Inc. was established in 2018 to bring distinctive, quality Palestinian products into Canada on the basis of “just” trade and the message of “just peace” respecting international law and human rights.

*The BDS movement employs nonviolent tactics (Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions) to bring pressure on the Government of Israel to end its policies of discrimination and apartheid against Palestinians.  As a movement BDS upholds three political goals: End the Occupation, Equality for Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, and Right of Return for Refugees.  BDS leaves it up to each local group or individual to choose their own political goals, and the actions or campaigns to support.  Some local groups only boycott products made in Jewish-only settlements in the West Bank, but not those made inside the state of Israel. Others concentrate on boycotting companies which profit from the occupation and the Wall.  Most campaigns have concentrated on corporations which benefit from the occupation, or directly participate in it, like Caterpillar, HP, and others.

The new 2020 Medjoul Harvest

Medjool

January 2021: The product is currently out of stock.

Check back later

Medjoul from Palestine Available

November 2020:

Just in time for holiday gifting. The new 2020 harvest has just arrived from Palestine.

The product is available, and ready to ship to you, just in time for holiday gift giving and enjoyment.

Quality, premium, jumbo size Medjoul from Al Rwad in Palestine.

900 + gram packages, 8 packages per case. $160 shipped anywhere in Canada.

Solidarity sales, with proceeds going to justice work for Palestine, both here in Canada and with partners in Palestine, through Just Peace Advocates.

To order contact: info@palestinejusttrade.ca

Payment: etransfer, or alternate arrangements.

4 packages at $100 available.

Also, 5 KG possible for $90 through special order.

Wine and Beer

Taybeh Beer

Palestine Just Trade is an agent in Canada for Taybeh and Ashkar.

Palestine Just Trade imports wine from Ashkar Winery and Taybeh Winery, and Taybeh beer.

Currently, products are available at the LCBO through the World Destination Program as well as product is available through specality service/private sales.

Contact info@palestinejusttrade.ca for more more information about Taybeh and Askhar imports to Canada.

All purchases are made through the LCBO, and those purchasing need to at least 19 years of age & provide proof of age of majority as required by Ontario laws.

Ashkar Winery

Ashkar Winery is a boutique winery located on a pastoral hill in Kofor Yasif village. The winery was founded in 2010 as a continuation of a long tradition, started by the family homeland village Iqrit, which is surrounded by dozens of antique presses that were used for making wine from grapes growing in the region.

Read more below about each of the five varities available through the LCBO, or check them out at the LCBO through its World Destination Program. Products available by e-commerce, delivered to your home or the LCBO store of your choice.

Ashkar Winery is a boutique winery started by Nemi Ashkar, a second generation Palestinian of the displaced community of Iqrit. Previously an Arab, Christian village, Iqrit was seized and forcefully depopulated in 1948 and later destroyed on Christmas eve in 1951.

Nemi grew up hearing stories about the exile of his family. He sought a way to capture the very heart and soul of their beloved valley. Thus, Ashkar Winery was born and is now mother to a series of award-winning wines.  Established in 2010,  Ashkar wines are are available today for you to order and enjoy through the LCBO.

Taybeh Winery

Taybeh Winery was founded for one simple reason – to bring truly exceptional wine to the Palestinian market and abroad. We are able to achieve this by partnering with the finest growers in Palestine in order to deliver high quality wines and the highest degree of service to our customers.

Check out the Nadim (by Taybeh Winery) boutique wines available through the LCBO.

These can be ordered through the LCBO World Destination Program e-commerce channel, delivered to your home or local LCBO store.

Taybeh Beer

Taybeh Beer is uniquely produced in small batches and hand crafted with state of the art equipment. This assures strict control, Batch to Batch process. Using the best ingredients that money can buy to create a beer so fresh, it can only be called TAYBEH BEER.

Check out the Taybeh Beer available at the LCBO World Destination Program by e-commerce. You can order by the bottle. Shipped directly to your home or to your local LCBO store

.Order Taybeh Beer at the LCBO

All purchases are made through the LCBO, and those purchasing need to at least 19 years of age & provide proof of age of majority as required by Ontario laws.

Ashkar Wine

Ashkar

Read more below about each of the five varities available through the LCBO, or check them out at the LCBO through its World Destination Program. Products available by e-commerce, delivered to your home or the LCBO store of your choice.

Check out Arab wineries in Israel tell of the Palestinian struggle in each glass The Guardian, October 4, 2019.

All purchases are made through the LCBO, and those purchasing need to at least 19 years of age & provide proof of age of majority as required by Ontario laws.

Taybeh Beer is back in Stock at the LCBO

Taybeh Beer

Check out the Taybeh Beer available at the LCBO World Destination Program by e-commerce. You can order by the bottle. Shipped directly to your home or to your local LCBO store.

All purchases are made through the LCBO, and those purchasing need to at least 19 years of age & provide proof of age of majority as required by Ontario laws.

In Conversation with Master Brewer Madees Khoury MenaCatalyst, February 20, 2020

Nadim by Taybeh Winery

Check out the Nadim (by Taybeh Winery) boutique wines available through the LCBO.

These can be ordered through the LCBO World Destination Program e-commerce channel, delivered to your home or local LCBO store.

All purchases are made through the LCBO, and those purchasing need to at least 19 years of age & provide proof of age of majority as required by Ontario laws.

Taybeh’s winemaking philosophy: create top quality wines of distinction

Taybeh Winery was founded for one simple reason – to bring truly exceptional wine to the Palestinian market and abroad. We are able to achieve this by partnering with the finest growers in Palestine in order to deliver high quality wines and the highest degree of service to our customers.

Medjoul from Palestine Available

Medjool

Although many people from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland did purchase, and were able to enjoy the product during Ramadan, with lockdowns many people did not get a chance to make community orders of Medjoul dates from Palestine. Not to worry.

The Product remains available, and ready to ship to you.

Quality, premium, jumbo size Medjoul from Al Rwad in Palestine.

900 + gram packages, 8 packages per case. $160 shipped anywhere in Canada.

Solidarity sales, with proceeds going to justice work for Palestine, both here in Canada and with partners in Palestine, through Just Peace Advocates.

To order contact: info@palestinejusttrade.ca

Payment: etransfer, or alternate arrangements.

4 packages at $100 available.

Also, 5 KG possible for $90 through special order.

The 2020 harvest is expected to arrive by late November.

This Ramadan, enjoy Medjoul dates from Palestine and support Palestine justice work

Medjool

Ramadan Kareem to all observing.

Palestine Just Trade Inc. is pleased to be in its second season of providing solidarity sales of Palestinian Medjoul Dates . New packaging. New harvest.

Proceeds to the work of Just Peace for Palestine.

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JUMBO size, 900 g, shipped in case of 8 packages at $160. Shipping included anywhere in Canada.

Also four 900g packages for $100 including shipping possible.

Contact: info@palestinejusttrade.ca

An amazing way to support Palestinian producers and workers, and justice for Palestine.

The 2019 fall harvest from Palestine is here, and being shipped across Canada.

Available year round, we are now wanting to be sure you get your orders through out Ramadan 2020.

TO ORDER:

Send email with name, address, phone to info@palestinejusttrade.ca

Payment made by e-transfer to info@palestinejusttrade.ca

For more details on ordering contact info@palestinejusttrade.ca.

Given Covid-19, Palestine Just Trade has worked to get a plan together that will give you the advantage of ordering directly to your own home at this time, and having product through Ramadan. We will continue to monitor how this will work in the coming weeks, but we encourage you to order early.

With Canada Post services indicating that their normal guarentees are not in place, please ensure early order. Also, we need extra time to arrange safe pick up from the cool storage warehouse, and get product to you.

Medjoul Dates are indigenous to the Jordan Valley in Palestine, and grown only in a couple other places in the world.

A wonderful way to break fast during 2020–with Palestinian Medjoul Dates with benefits going to Palestinian families & justice for Palestine.

Palestine Just Trade Inc. provides a unqiue opportunity to pre-order choice quality Palestinian Medjoul Dates from the Jordan Valley of Palestine just in time for Ramadan 2020.  

These Medjoul Dates are 100% Palestinian;  grown, harvested, sorted, graded, and packed by a Palestinian Agricultural Organization located in Area C of the Jordan Valley in Palestine.  

From Al-Auja  Village  / Jericho  City   Palestine.  Grading, packaging by
Al-Rwad  Company in Jericho

All proceeds from the sale to go the work of Just Peace Advocates supporting justice work for Palestine here in Canada and in Palestine.

Check out more details about Palestine Medjoul Dates HERE

Almost Ramadan, the time to order Palestine Medjool to be shipped directly to you

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Palestine Just Trade Inc. is pleased to begin its second season of providing solidarity sales of Palestinian Medjoul Dates . New packaging. New harvest.

With current situation regarding Covid-19, we will do our best to continue to ship directly to you. In order to ensure shipping in timely fashion, please order as early as possible, as lead time is required.

JUMBO size, 900 g, shipped in carton of 8 packages at $160. Shipping included anywhere in Canada.

Also four 900g packages for $100 including shipping possible.

Contact: info@palestinejusttrade.ca

An amazing way to support Palestinian producers and workers, and justice for Palestine.

The 2019 fall harvest from Palestine is here, and being shipped across Canada.

Available year round, we are now wanting to be sure you get your orders for Ramadan 2020.

TO ORDER:

Send email with name, address, phone to info@palestinejusttrade.ca

Payment made by e-transfer to info@palestinejusttrade.ca

In future, we will be introducing credit card option.

For more details on ordering contact info@palestinejusttrade.ca.

Given Covid-19, Palestine Just Trade has worked to get a plan together that will give you the advantage of ordering directly to your own home at this time, and having product through Ramadan. We will continue to monitor how this will work in the coming weeks, but we encourage you to order early.

With Canada Post services indicating that their normal guarentees are not in place, please ensure early order. Also, we need extra time to arrange safe pick up from the cool storage warehouse, and get product to you.

Medjoul Dates are indigenous to the Jordan Valley in Palestine, and grown only in a couple other places in the world.

A wonderful way to break fast during 2020–with Palestinian Medjoul Dates with benefits going to Palestinian families & justice for Palestine.

Palestine Just Trade Inc. provides a unqiue opportunity to pre-order choice quality Palestinian Medjoul Dates from the Jordan Valley of Palestine just in time for Ramadan 2020.  

These Medjoul Dates are 100% Palestinian;  grown, harvested, sorted, graded, and packed by a Palestinian Agricultural Organization located in Area C of the Jordan Valley in Palestine.  

From Al-Auja  Village  / Jericho  City   Palestine.  Grading, packaging by
Al-Rwad  Company in Jericho

All proceeds from the sale to go the work of Just Peace Advocates supporting justice work for Palestine here in Canada and in Palestine.

Check out more details about Palestine Medjoul Dates HERE

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Palestinian Medjoul 2020 Are Ready for Shipping!

Palestine Just Trade

Palestine Just Trade Inc. is pleased to begin its second season of providing solidarity sales of Palestinian Medjoul Dates.

With current situation in place regarding Covid-19 we will do our best to continue to ship directly to you. In order to ensure shipping in timely fashion, please order as early as possible.

JUMBO size, 900 g, shipped in carton of 8 packages at $160. Shipping included anywhere in Canada.

Also four 900g packages for $100 including shipping.

Contact: info@palestinejusttrade.ca

An amazing way to support Palestinian producers and workers, and justice for Palestine

The 2019 fall harvest from Palestine is here, and being shipped across Canada.

Available year round, we are now wanting to be sure you get your orders for Ramadan 2020. With Canada Post services indicating that their normal guarentees are not in place, please ensure early order.

Medjoul Dates are indigenous to the Jordan Valley in Palestine, and grown only in a couple other places in the world.  

A wonderful way to break fast during 2020–with Palestinian Medjoul Dates with benefits going to Palestinian families & justice for Palestine.

Palestine Just Trade Inc. provides your community with this UNIQUE opportunity to pre-order choice quality Palestinian Medjoul Dates from the Jordan Valley of Palestine just in time for Ramadan 2020.  

The new harvest from Fall 2019 is in! and we deliver directly to you.

PALESTINE JUST TRADE INC. presents

“Medjoul dates delivered to you directly from Palestinian plantations” just in time for Ramadan 2020.

During 2019, mosques, community groups, churches, family and friend came together to make orders, and enjoyed Palestinian quality trusted product and support justice for Palestine.

Palestine Just Trade Inc. provides a UNIQUE opportunity to enjoy choice quality Palestinian Medjoul Dates from the Jordan Valley of Palestine

Medjoul Dates are 100% Palestinian;  grown, harvested, sorted, graded, and packed by a Palestinian Agricultural Organization located in Area C of the Jordan Valley in Palestine.  

Beyond having amazing Palestinian Medjoul Dates to break fast or enjoy in other ways & times, any proceeds realized in this initiative will be going directly to Palestinian farmers and their families, and to supporting the work of justice for Palestine through projects both here in Canada and in Palestine.

Dates from Al-Auja  Village  / Jericho  City   Palestine.  Grading, packaging by
Al-Rwad  Company in Jericho. 

 Learn more about the production, grading, export HERE.

Palestinian Mejoul Dates

First Class Medjoul Dates, 900 g packages, Jumbo Dates

Packaging and export is provided by business which serves the agricultural communities in Area C of Palestine.

900 g Palestinian Medjoul Date packages available in attractive packages for Ramadan and Eid, 2020.   

Also, wonderful to have handy in your cupboard for treats and snacks and for gift giving.

SOLITARY JUST TRADE PRICING

$20 for 900 G of JUMBO SIZED.  Shipping included; ONLY available through community orders of 8 packages/increments of 8 packages. Or $100 for package of four shipped.

Retail pricing available through contacting info@palestinejusttrade.ca

TO ORDER:

Send email with name, address, phone to info@palestinejusttrade.ca

Payment made by e-transfer to info@palestinejusttrade.ca

In future, we will be introducing credit car option.

For more details on ordering contact info@palestinejusttrade.ca.

These Medjoul Dates from Palestine have been sorted with much care by trained skilled Palestinian workers & leading edge technology-to ensure only the best product is made ready for your purchase.  Through the process, the Medjoul Dates are classified by weight, volume, air ratio, humidity and other criteria to ensure the highest quality product. In the final stage, the Medjoul Dates are packed with upmost care, and then put into temperature controlled storage from harvest in fall 2019 for the coming year.  These dates are the finest, premium quality.

The Medjoul Date–It is Distinct & Unique

Medjoul Dates are the best-selling in the world, with a history of plantations dating back more than 6000 years ago in the Jordan Valley. The  Medjoul Dates is known as the King of the Dates.

Buy Medjoul Dates are dates gown on the land and by the people of Palestine who have been tending this indigenous treasure for thousands of years.

Medjoul Dates are only indigenous to a couple areas in the world, including the Jordan Valley and Morocco, but have been introduced to several other areas including California and Mexico more recently.  It is important to be sure you know the source of the Medjoul Dates you buy actually grown. That is why ordering Palestinian Medjoul Dates from Palestine through Palestine Just Trade is a wonderful choice.

Medjoul dates have arrived in Canada for Ramadan 2020 from agricultural communities in the Jordan River Valley, just north of Jericho. All processes through to the packaging are undertaken in Palestine.  These dates are grown, graded and packaged by respected Palestinian company that is working with producers to ensure quality exports around the world. You can be assured that these are choice quality and you know they are from a community in Palestine.

The dates are grown using excellent production practices.

The dates are grown using excellent production practices,  under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Palestinian Institution of Standards and Metrology (PSI)

Medjoul Dates: a Distinct, Healthy Food Choice

Medjoul Dates, the King of the Dates are rich in vitamins, fibre, minerals, antioxidants and potassium.  The Mejoul Date is known as a natural nutritious sweetener and as an instant energy source. There are many health benefits that have been attributed to this flavour filled, convenient food.  Medjoul Dates are unique as they can grown larger while maintaining their wonderful taste and texture. Natural sugars, mainly glucose and fructuose, made the Medjoul Date distinct in date, and a very healthy and energizing food choice.  More about the nutritional value of the dates is available upon request.

Ensuring Quality  for Knowledgeable Consumers, Meeting International Standards

Focus ion Quality, Healthy Products with Distinct Taste, ensuring that the products of Palestinian farmers reach your home.

FSSC22000 certified for food safety and quality management.

Madjoul Dates are grown under a low chemicals agro-production system,.  All products are subject to inspection and monitoring by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health in cooperation with the laboratories of Bir Zeit University., in addition to the internal inspection procedures of the company New Farm.  The Ministry of National Economy, in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce issue Certificates of Origin.

Transportation via temperature controlled container, with shipping arranged FOB to Toronto. Palestine Just Trade is working with locally based Palestinian organization on import and temporary warehousing. From Palestine to your door, we are all focused on quality, distinct Palestine medjoul dates being available as part of this solidarity project here in Canada.

Palestine Just Trade Incorporated / Palestine Juste le Commerce Incorporée

Palestine Just Trade Inc. was established in 2018 to bring distinct, quality Palestinian products into Canada on the basis that all of its activities must support “just” trade related to international law and human rights, and be considered through the len of providing the message of “just peace” in regard to Palestine.

This includes working with social conscious Palestinian organizations to ensure that the best quality product can be imported to Canada.

Proceeds will go to the Palestinian producers and workers, and any margins going to Just Peace Advocates, a not-for-profit international human rights organization that is working in Canada in partnership with other Canadian, with Palestinian and international groups to realize “just peace” for Palestine.  

Information on Just Peace Advocates can be found at www.justpeaceadvocates.ca.

Stay tuned for other initiatives of Palestine Just Trade Inc.

900 G Palestinian Medjoul Date packages available NOW in attractive packages for Ramadan and Eid, 2020.   Wonderful to have handy in your cupboard for treats and snacks and for gift giving.