Girl holding an olive sapling on a planting dayPlease honor special occasions, significant dates, holidays, and loved ones by planting a tree in Palestine.

The Plant-a-Tree in Palestine project is a joint project of the Middle East Children’s Alliance, Stop the Wall, and the Palestinian Farmer’s Union.

The project is part of the campaign to stop the Jewish National Fund (JNF).  For over 110 years the JNF has played a central role in the on-going displacement and dispossession of Palestinians from their land and homes.


Supporting Palestinian Farmers and Land Rights

The JNF is most commonly known for its campaign to ‘plant a tree in Israel’ in order to ‘make the desert bloom.’ However, the JNF trees have never been planted in a barren desert empty of inhabitants that Jewish people have come to populate and make flourish. Lands were, and still are, obtained from their Palestinian inhabitants through exploitative land sales, forced removal or other apartheid State policies.

It is not possible to replace what is lost when people are displaced, land and a way of life is destroyed, 1,000 year old olive trees uprooted. In Palestine scores of 2,000-year-old cities and historical sites are buried under JNF planted forests and parks. Rebuilding and replanting are acts of daily resistance in Palestine. 

This project seeks to support the on-going struggle of Palestinians to rebuild by providing resources for villages to plant trees that are indigenous to Palestine's natural environment and agricultural life.


The Palestinian grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (Stop the Wall) is a coalition of popular committees, youth activists, and Palestinian non-governmental organizations that acts as the voice of local communities; mobilizes and coordinates national actions; and is part of the global struggle against colonialism, war and racism. Stop the Wall's efforts to tear down the Wall and achieve reparations for the damages and harm caused by its construction are an integral part of the Palestinian struggle for justice, liberation and return of the refugees. Stop the Wall promotes boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) as a core part of international solidarity with the Palestinian people.

The Palestinian Farmers Union (PFU) works to organize and build the capacity of local farmers to defend their rights. PFU supports farmers in their just cause against the apartheid wall and the confiscation of land and water for the benefit of illegal Israeli settlements.  PFU projects strengthen the economic development of the Palestinian agricultural sector and provide services to the Palestinian rural populations facing economic, social and financial difficulties.

Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) is a nonprofit organization working for the rights and the well-being of children in the Middle East. MECA sends shipments of aid to Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon, and supports projects that make life better for the children.