In loving memory of Abed

Keeping Abed's dream alive, coming together on his land to plant a reality of sharing and care for every living thing.

Our Work

Gatherings

Our gatherings by the Ein Haniya spring have been gradually growing since 2006 into regular get-togethers, where intimate listening, spiritual openness and family-like celebration draw people of all nations to come together every week and bring their feelings, ideas and longings. Palestinians come from towns, villages and refugee camps in the West Bank, Israelis come from Jerusalem area, the Galilee and even from settlements, and internationals from all around the world.

Creativity Camps

Bringing out the creative spirit that lives in every child (and adult). Creating an alternative sheltering environment during challenging turbulent times.

Caravans

Special tours to Israel, Palestine and the space in between. Personally getting to know the people and landscapes from up close. We have also gone on musical caravans in the Middle East and in Europe.

Permaculture

Working together on the land, farmers and volunteers of all nations. Restoring terraces and springs, collecting garbage, digging water catchment cellars and so on.

All Nations Café ONE PEOPLE, ONE PLANET, ONE SPIRIT

The All Nations Café touches people from diverse and sometime conflicting backgrounds. At one meeting a soldier on duty sat side by side with a local farmer whom he ws supposed to detain, discussing the latest olive harvest and treating each other as equal human beings. At another meeting, family members of Palestinian prisoners shared their feelings with a family of Israeli settlers. Our work also involves engagement of youth on both sides of the border. The vision behind the All Nations Café includes empowering the next generation during a very challenging time.

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Photos

Some snapshots from 12 years of All Nations Café

Dances of Universal Peace

Ein Haniya

Spring Cleaning

Ein Haniya

Spring Camp

Ein Haniya

Collecting Waste

Ein Haniya

Gathering of Great Love

Ein Haniya

Collecting Waste

Ein Haniya

Gathering of Great Love

Ein Haniya

Winter Camp

Ein Haniya

Gathering of Great Love

Ein Haniya

Creativity Camp

Al Azariya

Here to Make a Change

Mount of Olives

Springs and Terraces

Abed's Land, Walaja

Abu Dis - New York Concert

All Nations Café, Gethsemane

Dances of All Nations

All Nations Café, Gethsemane

All Nations Desert Celebration

Nabi Musa

Gathering of Great Love

Ein Haniya

Rosh Hashanah and Id el Fitr

Ein Haniya Spring

Rosh Hashanah and Id el Fitr

Imad's Home, Walaja

Tree Planting

Abed's Land, Walaja

Spring Cleaning

Ein Haniya Spring

Earth Painting Workshop

Abed's Land, Walaja

Holy Land Caravan

Ibrahim's Home, Mount of Olives

Holy Land Caravan Labyrinth Walk

Nabi Musa

Holy Land Caravan Film

Mount of Olives

All Nations Celebration

Nabi Musa

Lamurya Concert

All Nations Café, Gethsemane

Dacnes of All Nations

All Nations Café, Gethsemane

Caravan to Jordan Concert

Amman

Caravan to Jordan Concert

Amman

Gathering of Great Love

Ein Haniya

Farmers' Market

Ein Haniya

Gathering of Great Love

Ein Haniya

About Us

True to its spirit, the All Nations Café is focusing on bridging walls and creating closeness between Palestinians and Israelis and on inspiring a new generation of leaders and social innovators. As in its beginning, when the café was opened on the border of East and West Jerusalem, so it is today on the border of Palestine and Israel. In a fertile land that used to be No Man's Land, and has become a military zone between the last houses of Palestinian villagers and the first houses of Israeli Jerusalemites. This way we have the great opportunity to bring people of both sides of the border, in an atmosphere of intimacy without intimidation, to come together and share their feelings, aspirations and skills.

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The All Nations Café

Since December 2003, the All Nations Café has been a fertile ground for innovative projects which allow people from warring nations to meet each other even at the worst of times. Opening a coffee shop in East Jerusalem opposite al-Aqsa mosque at the height of the al-Aqsa Intifada, touring Jordan and being the first group including Israeli-Jews to perform at one of the biggest Arab Music & Arts Festivals in Jerash, Organizing a one-week Palestinian-Israeli Families Camp during the recent war in Lebanon and in Gaza - are just a few examples. We are always open to give space to your heart's passion and mind's creativity. You are welcome to contact us and see how we can support your project and how you can get involved in ours.

We are especially interested in:

  • All forms of Art
  • Nature and the Environment
  • Community Building
  • Spiritual Awareness
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Meet The Team

The All Nationts Café is a strong team of Israelis, Palestinians and internationals, who work together, visit each other's homes and see themselves as part of one family.

Dhyan

Dhyan Or

Born in Jerusalem, to new immigrant Jews from the Soviet Union, Dhyan grew up with kids whose families came from Morocco, Iran and Iraq. He later travelled in the Middle East, the Far East and Europe, connecting with extra-ordinary people who lead simple lives according to ancient wisdom. A connection with a unique Palestinian man brought him back to Jerusalem, where he discovered a whole quarter of his childhood city which had always been hidden from his eyes. It was in this place, on the Mount of Olives, where he was inspired by the spirit of hospitality and caring of his host, together with loving and supporting friends, to realize this dream.

Lisa

Lisa Talesnick

Educating the next generation of Palestinian leaders, Lisa is loved by many people in Israel, Palestine and abroad. She can introduce the Circassian spirit in a way that inspires people to dance with the grace and self esteem of princes and princesses.

Miriam

Miriam Ohevetel

An "Ageless Woman", Miriam is a charismatic performer, who charms her audience, whether in a concert hall or at a street corner. Living in Jerusalem, she takes part in various peace and ecology initiatives. Miriam has recorded several albums of original music with Israeli and Palestinian musicians. Two of her songs have won prizes at a nation-wide Jewish festival in the USA.

Ibrahim Abu el Hawa

The man behind it all. Ibrahim is a descendant of a line of farmers who have been living on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem for more than a thousand years. He is a symbol of hospitality and generosity, and his home is famous around the world as a place of rest and nourishment to body and soul. It is in this home that the first All Nations Cafe project was inspired and conceived, and where the first meetings and gatherings took place among mountains of delicious home made Middle Eastern food.



Abed

Abed Abd Rabo (of Blessed Memory)

A son of farmers from Walaja village, south of Jerusalem, Abed was born in Dheishe refugee camp near Bethlehem. Embodying the Palestinian spirit of freedom and peace, he is first and foremost a man of the land. A falah who cultivates his plants with such care, love and connection with the earth, that even the soldiers who try to drive him away from his ancestral land are compelled to honor.

Daphna

Daphna Rosenberg

Daphna is a gifted singer and musician, dedicated to opening hearts and connecting people to each other and to God, through her music. After years of traveling and singing through many places around the world, she is now committed to living in Israel and singing around the Middle East, where the work is desperately needed. Daphna has helped set up many of the All Nations Cafe caravans, gatherings and camps and brought the spirit of song and dance into them. Her intention is to expand her work by introducing the Dances of Universal Peace.

Jeff Goldstein

Supporting the All Nations Café since its early days, Jeff has been taking care of the spiritual aspects of our gatherings. Whether our circle numbers five or a hundred people, Jeff always manages to lead us into a healing and blessing space, teaching us to sense our individual and group energies, focus and use them to make a tangible positive change.

Ofer

Ofer Golany

A talented guitarist and composer, with many concerts and albums behind him, Ofer keeps performing in Israel and in Europe with his Palestinian partners. He demonstrated his courage and devotion by offering live music to the All Nations Cafe during its first challenging months of operation. He also recorded and produced the All Nations Cafe Caravan CD, as well as contributed a number of compositions to it.



David

Dr. David Leighton

Even though he retired from his occupation as an ophthalmologist, David is fully committed to fixing people's sight so it can accept the vision of peace through brotherhood. His attraction to the orient has pulled him from various places in Europe, mainly the UK and Germany, to the Middle East, where he is known as King David of Arabia, and admired by Palestinians, Jordanians and Israelis, who all see him as a close benevolent relative and a relentless believer in the good nature of man.

Hamze

Hamze Fanoun

Electrician and expert in motors, who loves music, dancing and smoking his nargila wearing a tambourine round his neck, Hamze is the spirit and the heart behind the late night haflas at the all nations cafe. He lives with his wife and children in Nahaleen village, down the hill from his dream house, which was demolished shortly after he finished building it in the late 90's.

Nimrod Kovner

An activist and a scholar who loves physical and mental work alike, Nimrod was the focalizer of our Springs and Terraces project. Living in Jerusalem, Nimrod proves as a great contact to the local student community and to the Israeli Nature Authority.

Timna Sharir

Born and raised in a Kibbutz in the Galillee region of Israel, Timna has put her strong sense of community to use in initiating and organizing the Ein Haniya Fair, a happening of ecology, culture and commercial exchange. Timna's wide network of friends has brought plenty of new young people to visit and take part in the All Nations Cafe gatherings.

The All Nations Café Recipe

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Energy
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Sharing and Listening
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Connecting
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Our History

Tuesday 21st of Dec, 11 am: Winter Solstice Ceremony
This is the second year that we from a spiral by walking from the Mount of Olives up to the Temple Mount and then down to the Valley of the King, where the spiral of rocks from last year's ceremony still stands. Later in the evening we will connect with the worldwide solstice ceremony.

Monday 20th of Dec, 8 pm: ONE Year Birthday to the All Nations Café
The live music and dance party will be held in Kibbutz Har'el, at Nimrod Eilam's workshop. Bring food to share and feet to dance!

Tuesday 16th of Nov, 2 pm: Id el-Fitr show at Rose of Jerusalem, el-Azariya (Bethany)
Children’s dance and theater groups, performances by musicians & dancers from Palestine and Israel, light refreshments in Rose of Jerusalem, a center for the handicapped and a community center in the Palestinian village of el-Azariya, on the eastern slopes of Mount of Olives, near Maale Adumim. Come celebrate the end of Ramadan with local adults & kids we've been working with.

Friday 12th of Nov, 1 - 3pm: Open Air Café event at the garden of Khutsot Hayotser, Jerusalem
Live Music, Fair Trade Coffee and tea, singing, dancing and praying in the garden of Khutsot Hayotser (meaning: Streets of the Creator), beneath David’s citadel and King David’s hotel. Plenty of parking space.

Sep 30th - Oct 9th: Fairtrade ecoPilgrimage on the ancient route from Jaffa Port to the Old City of Jerusalem and up to the Mount of Olives. Sep 30th, 8 pm in Jaffa: Launching the Pilgrimage event, musicians from all nations, Fairtrade coffee and herbal teas at Old Jaffa Hostel, 8 Olei Zion St.

Oct 7th, 5 pm on Mount of Olives: Completion of the Pilgrimage Hafla at the All Nations "Cave" Café

Sep 18th, 9 pm in Haifa, Israel: Concert at Salon Pevzer 27, Hadar

Sep 16th, 8 pm on Mt. Olives, Jerusalem: Happy New Year Concert, All Nations "Cave" Cafe

September 3rd : All Nations Cafe Jerusalem Pre-Season Party

All Nations Café 2004 Europe Caravan - Germany
September 4th in Germany: Performance a the Weltfest in Friedrichshain, Keutziger Straße 19, Berlin
August 29th in Germany: Concert at Cafe Extrem in Wolfsburg
August 28th in Germany: Concert at Heilig Geist Church in Wolfsburg
August 22nd in Germany: Concert at the Street Festival of Bremen
August 21st, 3 pm in Germany: Launching of the Caravan - Summer Festival at Prizhofte (near Bremen)

All Nations Café Jordan Caravan
July 25th - August 8th in Jordan: All Nations Café Music and Peace Caravan, Amman & Jerash

All Nations Café 2004 Europe Caravan - Switzerland, UK
June 30th, 5.30 pm in the UK: All Nations Café Song, Dance & Prayer Circle at the Sapphire Natural Beauty Shop, Glastonbury
June 29th, 8 pm in the UK: All Nations Café Presentation and Dance in Cheddar
June 28th, 8 pm in the UK: All Nations Café Presentation and Dance in Burham on Sea
Jun 24th 22h.30 in Switzerland: All Nations Café Party, Arabic & Swiss Dances at the Jeunotel, Lausanne
June 23rd in Switzerland: All Nations Café Presentation at the Lausanne Peace Conference

All Nations Café Jerusalem
Sunday 20th of June, 8 pm until the morning: All Nations Café Birthday Party and Closing of our 1st Season at Ha'oman Hai Studio-Lounge, Ha'oman 18, Jerusalem: Live Concert of Music from All Nations - Middle Eastern Classical and Original Compositions, Heart Songs by Lamurya Duo, Oud Maestros, Guitarists, Drummers and more...Dances of All Nations - Professional Belly Dancers performing in Traditional & Original styles, Circassian Tribal Dances from the Caucasus Mountains, Dance Party: Irish Dance, Debka, African Dance and Freestyle with World Music DJ Leah Sadres...Tastes of All Nations - Bar of Drinks and Cuisines...

Sunday 20th of June, 12 pm: Graduates of the All Nations Café School Program will perform at the Mount of Olives Community Center. All students, teachers and friends are welcome to enjoy an Arabic Hafla with Authentic Food, Music & Dance, Student's Art Exhibition and Dance Performance

Sunday 13th of June, 5 pm: All Nations Café ArabicTime course invites all students, teachers and friends to enjoy an Arabic Hafla with Authentic Food, Music & Dance, 22 Ein Rogel St., Abu-Tor, Jerusalem

Thursday 10th of June: All Nations Café is presenting Fair Trade in Haifa at the new alternative Salon on Pevzer street

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th of June: All Nations Café is camping in the Jerusalem Forest for the 10th Anniversary of the Jerusalem Celebration of Light

Tuesday 1st of June, 4 pm: Circassian Dance Class with Lisa Talesnick

Friday 21st of May, 3 pm: Music of the Middle East - Concert with Ghidian Qaimary on Oud and Percussionists

Tuesday 18th of May, 4 pm:  Céilé (together) - Irish Dancing with Richard Sheehy

Sunday 16th of May, 5 pm: Arabic Time
Original All Nations Cafe Course in spoken Arabic, home made food and cultural program at the Willy Brandt Center, #22 Ein Rogel, Abu Tor, Jerusalem

Friday 14th of May, 3 pm: Loveship a concert of both well known and original folk songs with Dave Barshaw

Tuesday 11th of May, 4 pm: Debka Traditional Arabic Dance Class with Sana and friends

Friday 7th of May, 3 pm: World Fair Trade Day
Presentations, movies, fair trade products & a street party on King George street, Tel Aviv (with Green Action, Salon Mazal, Oxfam, Palestinian Fair Trade, Heke)

Friday 30th of April, 3 pm: Lamurya
Original Songs of Emotion with Daphna Rosenberg & Yael Tai

Tuesday 27th of April, 4 pm: Céilé (together) - Irish Dancing with Richard Sheehy

Monday 26th of April, 12 pm - 12 am: Hospitality tent at the Arab-Israeli Nakba-Independence Day meeting, Hamakom, Metsokei Dragot, the Dead Sea

Thursday 8th - Saturday 10th of April: All Nations Open Café at the Activism Festival in Givat Haviva

Friday 2nd of April, 2 pm: Peace Concert with Elijah and Jenifer from Jamael International

Friday 26th of March, 3 pm: First public screening of the Nabi Mussa Celebration documentary!

Friday 19th of March, 3 pm: Peace songs with Palestinian girls from the Mount of Olives

Friday 12th of March, 3 pm: Concert with Ofer Golany and Palestinian Kids

Friday 5th of March, 3 pm: Purim Costume Festival

Friday 27th of Feb, 3 pm: Devotion Songs

Friday 20th of Feb, 3 pm: Concert, Fair Trade Presentation & Tastes
Come and enjoy a concert by Musicians for Peace, a taste of TransFair coffee and an open discussion about introducing fair trade to Jerusalem & Israel. Looking behind the scene, tracing the way of a coffee bean from the tree to the cup, shows the conditions the conventional trade impressed on workers in developing countries... and introducing a worldwide initiative that goes the alternative way: direct trade, long term contact, guaranteed minimum base price independent from stock markets, access to credits, social and environmental improvements of farms, small scale production, democratic management, transparency in administrative processes, values based on solidarity, political independence, sustainable development.

Friday the 13th of February, 3 pm: Valentine's Afternoon
Love songs, poems  and stories, Valentines, treats and a love soup. Please bring along your beloveds and your special love item to share: a poem, a story, a picture, food, etc.

Friday, Feb 6th 2004, 2 pm: All Nations Celebration
Peace Concert and Dance Performances and Bedouin Hafla on the Muslim - Jewish - Nature Holyday of Id El-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) - Tu B`shvat (New Year of Trees) - Full Moon (Wild Moon). 
Location: Bedouin Tent near Nabi Musa Mosque, Judean Desert


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Saturday, 20 December 2003, 3 pm: Open Now Event All Nations Café Launch Celebration
Acoustic Concert, Lighting 2nd Candle of Hanukah
Location: All Nations Café, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

Thursday Dec 29th, 4 pm: Song, Dance & Drama Workshops offered by our team members at the Speaking Arts Conference, YMCA-west, Jerusalem

Tuesday Dec 20th, 12 pm: The All Nations Cafe two years Birthday Celebration at the Rose Garden in front of the Knesset, Jerusalem. Including: Walking the Jerusalem Labyrinth on the occasion of the Winter Solstice, Fair Trade coffee, live music and sharing circle.

Sunday Oct 30th, 11 am: Drumming Circle with Siri Om Singh and guests and the kids of Mount of Olives, A-Tour, Jerusalem

Monday 15th to Saturday 20th of August: Middle East Kids Camp in Sinai, Egypt

Sunday 17th to Sunday 24th of July: Participating in the "One World for All" Peace Camp, organized by the Katharina-Werk community at Fernblick in Tuefen, Switzerland

Saturday June 18th: Labyrinth Walk at the Jerusalem Light Festival, Jerusalem Forest

All Nations Café 5.5.5 Caravan to Europe
..Germany
.....Wednesday 4th of May, Belzig Concert at the ZEGG community, Rosa-Luxemburgstr. 89 contact Barbara 033-841-59569
.....Thursday 5th of May PrinzHöfte Concert at the Nationales Permakulturtreffen contact Ulrike 0176-232-67390
.....Saturday 7th of May, Bremen Walking the Labyrinth, contact Ulrike 0176-232-67390
.....Sunday 8th of May (16:00), Berlin Sharing Circle at the Intercultural House on Gebierstr. 11 (Bus 104 to Kesselsdorfelstr.) contact Bernd 030-4277134
.....Tuesday 10th of May (19:00), Berlin Concert at the Jerusalem Interfaith Center on Lindenstr. 85 (Bus 143 & 240 to the Jewish Museum) contact Bernd 030-4277134
.....Wednesday 11th of May (19:00), Kall-Sötenich Concert at Osmanische Herberge on Rinnerstr. 15, contact Ahmed 02445-912022
.....Friday 13th of May (20:00), Tübingen Concert at Leibnizhaus 2 Stauffenbergstr. 30 (Österberg) contact Dana 070-71-23132
.....Saturday 14th of May (12:00), Tübingen Walking the Labyrinth at the Botanical Gardens contact Dana 070-71-23132
..Switzerland
.....Monday 16th of May (19:00), Lausanne Concert at Le Cazard contact Awni (Sanabel) 021-601-3829
.....Tuesday 17th of May (19:30), Basel Concert at Offene Kirche contact Jutta 061-322-3147, Sylvia 079-760-5182
..UK
.....Monday 16th of May (19:00), Lausanne Conce
.....Tuesday 24th of May, London Sharing Circle & Workshop at the St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, contact Steve 020-7496-1614

Thursday 14th - Saturday 16th of April: All Nations Café Caravan Camp
Celebration of Creativity, Music, Dance, Prayer & Food with Palestinian & Israeli Friends, Families & Kids!
Venue: a Bedouin Camp near “Nabbi Mussa” in the Judean Desert, on the way from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea
The main Performance will be on Friday the 15th at 13.00: You are all invited to come, eat, share, listen, dance, create, help, contribute, feel & be felt! Invite friends and relatives. If you would like to spend the weekend with us, bring sleeping bags.

Thursday 7th of April, 8 pm: All Nations Café Caravan Fundraising Concert
The team of the All Nations Café Caravan to Europe is giving a premiere performance in Jerusalem to receive the blessings of the Jerusalem people for the Caravan.
Venue: “Ha’oman Chai” studio at 18 Ha’oman St. (2nd floor), Talpiot, Jerusalem
Program:
20.00 Creative Sharing Circle (bring musical instruments)
21.00 Meditation & Creating a Sacred Space
21.15 Concert & Performance by the Caravan Team: Miriam Iron, Ofer Golany, Mohammed Alzahayqa, Judith Jacobson, Nabil Abu Nicola, Vered Levi Unger, Hilla Paz, Michal Tal, Shoshana Gugenheim, Daphna Rosenberg, Dhyan Or
23.00 Heart Dance with Jeff Goldstein
23.15 Raving Freestyle Dance Party with DJ MASALA

Sunday 10th of April, 10am: Drawing the Labyrinth, Jerusalem Hass Promenade
Friday 1st of April, 9 am: Sewing the Labyrinth, Agron 24, Jerusalem. Creating together the Labyrinth we will take to Europe on the All Nations Café Caravan in May.

Friday 25th of March, 10 am: Purim Nature Celebration for Israeli and Palestinian Communities, Jerusalem
Clowns, Acrobats, Dancers, Actors, Makeup artists conducting Workshops in theater, music, costumes, baking, herbs collections, crafts and more! All nature lovers are welcome, we are also expecting the first Palestinian group from el-Azariya to join the celebration. It will take place at the Bustanya Community Garden at Ir-Ganim, Jerusalem.

Thursday 27th of Jan, 11 am: All Nations Celebration of Id el-Adha and Tu Bishvat, el-Azariya
A musical Hafla celebrating both the Muslim and Jewish holidays with Palestinian kids and musicians from different nations at Zahrat el-Quds center in el-Azariya (a Palestinian village east of Jerusalem, also known as Bethany).

Monday Dec 27th - Wednesday Jan 5th: Middle East Kids Seed Camp, Sinai
A preparation for the camp on the shores of the Red Sea. Children from different nations throughout the world are going to meet new friends and colleagues from other nations, share their unique qualities, and receive encouragement and support for the creative expression of these qualities to the benefit of the Middle East and the entire world.

Tuesday, Dec 19th, 2 pm: 3 Years of Miracles - All Nations Café's Birthday Celebration at Ein Haniya.

Every Tuesday, between 2 and 8pm: Weekly Gatherings of Great Love at Ein Haniya House, between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. All are welcome! Bring food, instruments and ideas to share.

October 31st, 2pm: Camp Reunion and Planning Meeting at Ein Haniya.

October 27th: NANA theater opening workshop, Ein Karem, Jerusalem

October 20th-21st: MENAGE - Middle East New Awakening GEt-together, at the Königin-Luise-Stiftung, Podbielskiallee 78, Berlin, Germany

September 26th: Gathering of Great Love, a circle of family and friends from Palestine, Israel, Europe and elsewhere at Ein-Haniya spring

August 15th: Families Camp after party and final cleanup, Ein Haniya

August 6th-12th :Middle East Families Camp, Ein Haniya

June 24th, 8pm: Opening Night of The Circassian Chalk Circle by NANA Theater group, Ein Karem Intercultural Center, Jerusalem

June 10th, 4:30 pm: All Nations Labyrinth Walk at the Jerusalem Light Festival, Mizpe Kerem, Jerusalem Forest

June 4th, 4pm: 3rd Gathering of Great Love - Palestinians, Israelis and Internationals coming together in music and spirit at the Tent of Nations, Nahalin

Monday 15th of May, 4 pm: 2nd Gathering of Great Love, a circle of family and friends from Palestine, Israel, Europe and elsewhere, sharing food, playing music and storytelling round the fire; at Ein-Haniya spring, on the road from Jerusalem to Beit Jala

Friday 28th of April, 1 pm: Gathering of Great Love, a circle of family and friends from Palestine, Israel, Europe and elsewhere, sharing food, playing music and dancing; at the El-Khader central taxi station, on the road from Bethlehem to Hebron

Tuesday 24th of January, 3 pm: Here to Make a Change - Creative meeting of Israeli youth about to join the army and Palestinian youth from East Jerusalem, at Ibrahim's Home, Mount of Olives

Thursday 19th of January, 5 pm: Workshop of NANA, Arab and Israeli Youth Theater, open for talented and courageous 12-18 year olds, at the Inter-Cultural Center, Hamayan Street No. 2, Ein Karem, West Jerusalem

Saturday 7th of January, 5 pm: Auditions for NANA, Arab and Israeli Youth Theater, Ein Rafa Village

Tuesday, Dec 25th
Christmas Gathering on Abed's Land
From 4 pm, above Ein Yalo checkpoint, near Ein Haniya. See Springs and Terraces project.

Tuesday, Dec 18th
Gathering on Abed's Land
From late morning until sunset. Above Ein Yalo checkpoint, near Ein Haniya. See Springs and Terraces project.

Saturday, Dec 15th
Planting the All Nations Grove
Working on Abed's land, above Ein Yalo checkpoint, near Ein Haniya. See Plant a Future project.

Tuesday, Dec 11th
Ein Haniya Fair
Hanukkah and the recent Olive Harvest are a good reason for a fair of local homemade and homegrown organic food, soaps, olive oil and other hand made goods from Palestine and Israel. Different multicultural performances and fireside coffee are guaranteed. From 12 noon till sundown at Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Nov 27th
Cozy Winter Gathering
From 4 pm to 10 pm we have Oud music, sharing circle, Arabic coffee and sage tea around the fire at the All Nations Cafe - Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Nov 20th
Healing Day
One on One Healing sessions from multiple disciplines, sharing, food and music, 4 pm until 10 pm at Ein Haniya.

Saturday, Nov 17th
Working Day
on Abed's land, from 9 am until dark, above Ein Yalo checkpoint, near Ein Haniya. See SPRINGS and TERRACES project.

Tuesday, Nov 13th
Tastes of All Nations
Gastronomic gathering where everyone brings food from their own nation or tradition, 4 pm until 10 pm at Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Nov 6th
Children of All Nations
Gathering of kids of all ages and parents from Palestine, Israel and from Tamera community in Portugal, 3 pm until 10 pm at Ein Haniya.

Thursday, Nov 1st
Oud Concert with Muhammad al Zahayka and Naim Zaatri from Sawahra e Sharkiya
The weekly gathering is from 4 pm to 10 pm, the concert begins around 7 pm. At the All Nations Cafe - Ein Haniya.

Friday, Nov 2nd
Working on the Land
from 8 am until 2 pm at Abed's land above Ein Yalo checkpoint, near Ein Haniya. See SPRINGS and TERRACES project.

Friday, Oct 19th and Sunday Oct 21st
Olive Harvest
from 10 am at Abu Abdallah's land above Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Oct 23rd
Weekly Gathering
From 4 pm to 10 pm we have a circle of sharing coffee, food and feelings round the fire at the All Nations Cafe - Ein Haniya.

Saturday, Oct 13th
All Nations Cafe Evening in Amsterdam
at 7:30 pm at Studio Seven Eerste Nassaustraat 7 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Tuesday, Oct 9th
Working the Land
From 4 pm until 10 pm at Abed's plot (Above Ein Yalo checkpoint, on the road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, just before Ein Haniya).

Tuesday, Oct 2nd
Holiday Gathering
From 4 pm until 10 pm with friends from Pathway Circle pilgrimage to Jerusalem, at the All Nations Cafe - Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Sep 25th
Weekly Gathering
From 4 pm to 10 pm we have sharing, food, music & dancing round the fire at the All Nations Cafe - Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Sep 18th
Working together on the land
At 10:00 we meet at the spring and go up to Abu Abdallah's land to help digging a water hole.
At 15:00 we meet again at the spring for cleaning the pool and its surroundings
After sunset (from 18:00) we have a sharing and a celebration round the fire.

Tuesday, Sep 11th, 4-10 pm
Farewell Celebration for Daphna at the All Nations Cafe - Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Sep 4th, 4-10 pm
Gathering with Irwin Cotler, Canadian M.P. and former minister of Justice, and Bassem Eid, director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitor Group, at the All Nations Cafe - Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Aug 28th, 4-10 pm
Gathering of Great Love at the All Nations Cafe - Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, 4 pm - Wednesday morning, Aug 21st - 22nd
Working Together and Overnight Gathering at Abu Abdallah's home and on Abed's land in Walaja, above Ein Haniya. We meet at the All Nations Cafe - Ein Haniya on Tuesday at 16:00.

Tuesday, August 14th, 4-10 pm
Gathering of Great Love at Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, August 7th, 4-10 pm
Hiking Trip with Music and Dancing starting from Ein Lavan, through Ein Haniya to Walaja village and to the All Nations Cafe.

Tuesday, July 31st, 4-10 pm
Magical Concert of Middle Eastern Music with Hassan from Syria on Oud and Peter from Lebanon on Kamanja at Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, July 24th, 7 pm
Open Evening in Zurich Experience the All Nations Cafe spirit and hear our story, with team members and friends from Jerusalem and Switzerlnad at the Kirche Gemeinde Haus, Schwamendingen, Zurich

Tuesday, July 10th, 4-10 pm
Springs & Terraces Digging, planting and watering on Abed's Land, Walaja village, between Ein Yael and Ein Haniya (above the checkpoint).

Tuesday, June 26th, 4-10 pm
Closing of the Season at Ein Haniya Special Gathering before the beginning of our summer activities at Ein Haniya.

Thursday, June 21st, 4-10 pm Springs & Terraces Launch of a new project consisting of cleaning, digging, planting, watering and restoring terraces, pools and canals in the valley between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, on Abed's Land, Walaja village, between Ein Yael and Ein Haniya (above the checkpoint).

Tuesday, June 12th, 4-10 pm Gathering of Great Love Music, songs, dances and intimate sharing at Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, June 5th, 4-10 pm Gemini Girls Birthday & World Environment Day Celebrating with Maria, Zaida and other Palestinian, Israeli and International friends at Ein Haniya.

Wednesday, May 30th, 4-10 pm Gemini Boys Birthday Celebrating with our Palestinian and Israeli friends who have birthday this week.

Wednesday, May 16th, 4-10 pm Heavenly Jerusalem with SiriOm Singh at Ein Haniya. Yoga Of Drumming Yogic technology, meditation, body drum and percussion to deepen awareness, listening and uplifting conversation. Travel The Light Kirtan Devotional chanting, mantras and sacred texts from various traditions.

Tuesday, May 8th, 4-10 pm: Peace Dance Holy Land Dances of Universal Peace with American guest dancers at Ein Haniya

Sunday Mar 25th - Sunday April 1st
Middle-East Spring Camp! at Ein Haniya. Camp program:
....Sunday 25th of March - The Opening from 11 am - Opening circle, 2-4 pm - Lunch, from 4pm - Concert with Guns to Guitars
....Monday 26th of March - Ecology Day 11am - Workshop with Gali from Community Garden project, 2-4pm - Lunch, from 5pm - Clowning workshop with Sara
....Tuesday 27th of March - Stage Arts Day 10am - Trip to the biggest more than 3000 year old Olive tree in the Middle East (come on time!), 2-4pm - Lunch, from 4pm-Dance, theater and ancient music workshops, from 7pm - Hafla and Live Show into the night
....Wednesday 28th of March - Open Day 11am - Herbs workshop with Nir, 12:30 - Open space, 2-4pm - Lunch, 4pm - Peace songs, from 5pm- Open space
....Thursday 29th of March - Next Generation Day 11am - Cleaning, restoring and swimming at the spring, 2-4pm - Lunch, from 4pm - Youth circle
....Friday 30th of March - Shabbat Hagadol (Passover) from 11am - Visit of Jewish Renewal group from USA and a workshop about the inner meaning of Passover with Michael Kagan, 5pm - Creative Kabbalat Shabbat
....Saturday 31st of March - Prophet Muhammad's Birthday 11am - Trip to Abed's heavenly field, Celebrating with youth from Shua'fat refugee camp, 2-4pm Mostly organic lunch
....Sunday 1st of April - Palm Sunday 12-2pm Forum Theater Show "Viewpoints" with Palestinian-Israeli cast from The Peres Center for Peace ,3-5pm - Palm Sunday circle with Maria-Christina Eggers from Katharina-Werk community in Basel-Switzerland, from 5pm - Closing circle

Monday, Mar 12th, 6-8 pm: Hafla with students from Jordan, Palestine, Israel and North America from the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, at Ein Haniya

Saturday, Feb 3rd, 12 noon: Holiday of the Trees, All Nations Cafe style: planting trees, sharing stories, olives, coffee and music on Abed's land, Walaja, near Ein Haniya

Thursday, Jan 4th: Mini Camp with Shuafat Refugee Camp students at Ein Haniya.

Sunday, Dec 21st, 7 pm
SiriOm Singh and Friends Concert
Celebrating the Winter Solstice with devotional chanting, mantras and sacred texts from various traditions. Lighting the first candle of Hanukkah and the fourth candle of Advent. Supporting Ibrahim's Home on the Mount of Olives, East Jerusalem.

Thursday, Dec 11th, 4-7 pm
Sunset Sitar Concert of original music to words from Psalms and Rumi (in Hebrew, English, Arabic) with Miriam Ohevetel Iron (singing) and Tavor Ben Dor (Sitar) on the occasion of Eid el Adha, at the All Nations Cafe, Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Dec 2nd, 3-9 pm
Gathering at All Nations Cafe, Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Nov 18th, 3-8 pm
Gathering at All Nations Cafe, Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Nov 4th, 4-9 pm
Vision Circle at All Nations Cafe, Ein Haniya.

Sunday, Oct 19th (all day event)
Open Valley Walk with Pathway Circle through Refa'im Valley
Route: Walk begins at Ein-Amit, follows the National Trail to Ein-Kobi, continue in Refa'im valley along the train line to Battir, and to Ein-Haniya. In the evening we will set camp at Abed's land.
For more details contact: Yoav 050-6518800, Rachel 054-4948914

Tuesday, Sep 30th, 5 pm
Double Holiday of Rosh Hashanah and Id el Fitr
Tashlikh ceremony at Ein Haniya spring and end of Ramadan family dinner in Wallaja village.
Read Pastor Pat's blog entry about this event.

Friday and Saturday, Oct 3rd and 4th from 9 am
Olive Harvest Weekend at Abed's grove, Wallaja. For lifts contact Sarah: 054-736-8419.

Tuesday, Oct 7th from 9 am till 8 pm
Olive Harvest and Gathering at Abu Abdallah's grove, Wallaja. Contact David: 054-598-2665, Sarah: 054-736-8419.

Tuesday, Sep 16th
Outdoor Cinema featuring the film Encounter Point
co-organized by Bat Shalom, All Nations Cafe and JustVision from 7 to 9 pm at Abed's land, near Ein Haniya.
Transport is available from Malha at 18:45, to reserve a place contact Maya: 054-6269626.

Tuesday, Sep 9th
Gathering of Great Love
from 4 to 10 pm at Abed's land, near Ein Haniya.

Whole week of August 10th-16th
Holy Land Caravan
A journey through the human landscape in Israel and Palestine with the All Nations Cafe troup. Read more about it..

Every Tuesday afternoon in June and July
Working and Sharing on Abed's Land
From 4 to 9 pm, above Ein Yalo checkpoint, near Ein Haniya. See Springs and Terraces project.

Friday, May 9th
Spring Market
From 9 am to 4 pm: Our second Fair Trade, Organic, Ecological market, creating a meeting place between local farmers and cooperatives to offer their unique products to consumers from all around the world. At Ein Haniya Spring. For particiaption, call Timna: 052-8669170.

Friday Morning, April 25th
Spring Cleaning
From 10 am onwards: Taking care of the spring that gives us water, the pool and its surroundings, together with volunteers from the Pathway Circle and the Global Youth Service Day and with the support of the Nature and Parks Authority. Meet at Ein Haniya Spring.

Thursday Night, April 24th
Night Gathering
From 7 pm onwards: Sharing circle with the Pathway Circle pilgrimage group. On Abed's land.

Thursday Morning, April 24th
Working Day
Between 9 am - 6 pm: A whole day of activities, such as: building a sitting area, completing the water-hole cover, preparing the ground for sowing, eating together, drinking and merry making, in collaboration with volunteers from the Global Youth Service Day initiative. On Abed's land, above the Ein Yalo checkpoint, near Ein Haniya. See Springs and Terraces project. For details, call Nimrod: 050-2600590.

Tuesday, Apr 22nd
Hosting 2008 - Landscape Urbanism
Between 2-11 pm: All Nations Cafe stall at The Bat-Yam International Biennale of Landscape Urbanism at the Raziel street parking lot, behind the Bat-Yam shopping mall.

Tuesday, Apr 15th
Magic by the Pool
Spending the heat wave with friends from all nations, sharing coffee and stories round the fire, from 4 to 10 pm. Meet at the spring of Ein Haniya.

Friday, Apr 11th
Make Ecology Not Ideology
At 11 am: Presenting the vision of All Nations Cafe at Yarokshalayim - The Green Jerusalem Conference in Bustanya Community Garden, Ir-Ganim, Jerusalem.

Tuesday, Apr 8th
Heavenly Jerusalem with SiriOm Singh
Between 4-10 pm: Yoga Of Drumming Yogic technology, meditation, body drum and percussion to deepen awareness, listening and uplifting conversation. Travel The Light Kirtan Devotional chanting, mantras and sacred texts from various traditions. At the All Nations Cafe - Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, April 1st
Working and Sharing on Abed's Land
Between 1-10 pm, above Ein Yalo checkpoint, near Ein Haniya. See Springs and Terraces project.

Sunday, Mar 30th
All Nations Cafe on the Air

At 8:40 am: Radio interview with Dhyan and Muhammad about the All Nations Cafe on RAM-FM.

Tuesday, Mar 25th
Big Hafla
Between 5and 8 pm: An event that is becoming a tradition, with students of ecology from the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, coming from Jordan, Palestine, Israel, America and Europe, at Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, March 11th
Weekly Gathering on Abed's Land
Between 4 - 10 pm, above Ein Yalo checkpoint, near Ein Haniya. See Springs and Terraces project.

Tuesday, March 18th
Weekly Gathering on Abed's Land
Between 4 - 10 pm, above Ein Yalo checkpoint, near Ein Haniya. See Springs and Terraces project.

Friday, Mar 7th
Keeping Cool by the Pool
Spending the heat wave with friends from all nations, relaxing, swimming and sharing, from 12 to 4 pm at the spring of Ein Haniya.

Sunday, Mar 2nd
Planting Zucchinis in the Desert
From 10 am to 4 pm helping our friend Abdallah to plant zucchinis on his land in the Judean Desert near Qedar - Ma'ale Adummim and Sawahre - Abu Dis. Contact: Abdallah 050-2650988.

Monday, Mar 3rd
Presentation in India!
Miriam Ohevetel, who is on a journey in India, presents the All Nations Cafe at the Interfaith Center in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu.

Friday, Feb 29th
Cio Ni Bezonas estas Am
(All We Need is Love, in Esperanto) Gathering in Memory of Jeremi, from 12 to 4 pm at the All Nations Cafe - Ein Haniya.

Friday, Feb 22nd
Spring is in the Air
From 12 to 4 pm, an intimate circle sharing amongst blessed friends and fabulous blossoms. At the All Nations Cafe - Ein Haniya.

Friday, Feb 1st and 2nd
After the Snow
From 11 am to 3 pm each day, the All Nations Cafe is open Arabic coffee, sage tea and warm fire at Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Feb 5th
Weekly Gathering
From 4 pm until 10 pm, celebrating Miraim's journey and Tavor's birthday at the All Nations Cafe - Ein Haniya.

Friday, Feb 8th and 9th
Inter-Cultural Ecological Weekend
from 10 am to 4 pm each day, with Hava VeAdam eco-farm, Dvash community gardens group and Wallaja farmers. On Abed's Land, between Ein Ya'el and Ein Haniya. See also Springs and Terraces project.

Tuesday, Jan 22th
Tu B'shvat: New Year of the Trees
We gather at 12 noon on Abed's Land to celebrate, eat dry fruits, plant trees and share stories about them. Above Ein Yalo checkpoint, between Ein Ya'el and Ein Haniya. See also Springs and Terraces project.

Tuesday, Jan 15th
Hike to Ancient Olive Tree
Meet at 2 pm at the All Nations Cafe, Ein Haniya, and hike to this magnificent tree. Around 5 pm we are back at the usual spot for coffee, music & sharing into the night.

Tuesday, Jan 8th
Indoors Gathering
From 4 pm until 10 pm, at the All Nations Cafe - Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Jan 1st
New Year's Gathering on Abed's Land
Between 4 - 10 pm, above Ein Yalo checkpoint, near Ein Haniya. See Springs and Terraces project.

Sunday, December 20th, 3 pm
Sixth Birthday of the All Nations Café
at Ein Haniya Spring.

Friday, October 16th
"Spring Cleaning" Joint Work Day
People from All Nations cleaning the Ein Haniya spring and pool.
Followed by an event with the World March.

Wednesday, October 7th
Pilgrimage from the West Bank to Jerusalem
Walking through Refai'm Valley: Battir, Ein Haniya with the Pathway Circle.
For more deatils contact: Rahel 054-4948914 Abed 052-2458216

Id el Fitr and Rosh Hashanah
"Tashlikh" ceremony at Ein Haniya spring.
Read blog entry about last year's event.

Every Tuesday, August-September, 6 pm
Yoga for All Nations at Abed's Land.
Contact: Tavor 052-5625108 Abed 052-2458216

Every Friday, 10 am to 4 pm
Weekly Working Day and Market on Abed's Land
Above Ein Yalo checkpoint, between Ein Yael and Ein Haniya.
Contact: Abed 052-2458216, Nimrod 050-2600590, Ayala 054-6223652, Ofer 054-7872779.
See also Springs and Terraces project.

Monday, Jul 27th, 5 pm
Special Gathering at the All Nations Café, Ein Haniya.

Monday, Jul 6th, 5 pm
Full Moon Gathering Special Circle at the All Nations Café, Ein Haniya.

Monday, Jun 22nd, 5 pm
Learning Beyond Borders Gathering with Palestinian educators and Israelis connected with Experimental Open Education and other interesting guests
at the All Nations Café, Ein Haniya.

Friday, Feb 13th at 11 am
New Year of Trees: Tu B'shvat tree planting in Wallaja.
Meeting at the All Nations Cafe, Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Jan 13th at 4 pm
Circlework with Jalaja Bonheim: how to create loving, non-religious spiritual community by gathering in circles and by connecting to the circle as a powerful symbol of wholeness, at the All Nations Cafe, Ein Haniya.

Tuesday, Jan 6th at 5 pm
18km Gaza-Sderot: All Nations Cinema, followed by a discussion with the director, at the All Nations Cafe, Ein Haniya.

Monday, Sep 27, 6 pm
Music Without Borders
Adam Ziv and the Beintayim Band playing with renowned Oud player and singer Nasser Mustafa of Bethlehem and the Abu Suleiman Bedouin ensemble in a jam session at Abed's land near Walaja and Ein Haniya.

Wednesday, Sep 8, 3 pm (Pal) / 4 pm (Isr)
Closing the Jewish Year and the Month of Ramadan
Rosh Hashanah "Tashlikh" Ceremony and Eid el-Fitr Gathering at Ein Haniya Spring.

Thursday, June 10, 8:30
Holy Land Caravan (2010) film screening
Screening of documentary by Paul Enkelaar and Ofer Meir
followed by discussion with some of the actors
at the Barbur Gallery 6 Shirizli St. Nachla'ot, Downtown Jerusalem.

Saturday, May 22nd, 1:45 pm
Holy Land Caravan (2010) Film Premiere
at the Activism Festival in Aminadav (Hirbet Se'adim) Forest

Friday, April 16th, 1 pm
Spring Reunion

Monday, March 29th, 3 pm
Passover and Easter Gathering
at Ein Haniya Spring.

Friday, March 26th, 11 am - 2 pm
Workshop: Healing Properties of Plants
Mona Jewei will share her ancestral knowledge of the healing properties of the herbs, spices, oils and fruits of this land. She will reveal the techniques and recipes that have come down through the generations. Mona comes from the from the village of Husan, near Bethlehem, and shares her delight of the produce of the land through stories, legends and humour.
Cost: NIS 75, includes lunch, course, and materials to prepare your own remedies. Location: Abed's land near Walaja and Ein Haniya. Register with Hamdan, tel. 052-2767558.

Saturday, January 30th, 3 pm
Seventh All Nations Tu B'shvat Planting
at Abed's land near Walaja and Ein Haniya.

Monday, Feb 23, 2015, 3 pm
Gathering in memory of Abed
Meeting of friends to keep Abed's vision alive.
Abed's land near The Cremisan Monastery, Walaja, on the hill opposite the Jerusalem Zoo.


Friday, Nov 28, 2014, 9 am
Breakfast at Abed's
Bring food to share, muscial instruments and light hearts.
Abed's land near Walaja, on the hill opposite the Jerusalem Zoo.


Germany, October 2014:

Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014, 19:00
Was können wir tun, um das israelisch-palästinensische Paradigma zu überwinden? Presentation @ Schwabentorring 2 Freiburg.


Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014, 19:00
Das ,,Heilige Land" - Aktuelles, Vergangenes, Zukünftiges Presentation @ Rathausgalerie Hauptstraße 16-18 Hüfingen.


Friday, Oct 17th, 2014, 19:00
All Nations Café Gathering at the Werkstadthaus Aixer Str. 72 Tübingen.



Saturday, May 24th, 2014, 3 pm
All Nations Healing Circle with Jeff Goldstein at Ein Haniya.


Monday, May 27, 2013, 4 pm
Your Soil, My Soil, Our Soul:
A unique Painting Workshop with Panka Chirer-Geyer who is visiting from Germany. You need to bring a bag of earth from a place that is special for you, we will then work together with others to create a painting from earth, fire, water and air.
See here some of the paintings.

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013, 4 pm
Puff the Magic Dragon:
Concert with legendary singer/activist Peter Yarrow
at Abed's land near Walaja and Ein Haniya.
Listen here to some of the songs.

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