• Reclamation • Women’s empowerment • Jewish-Arab coexistence • Fair trade •
The Galilean Flavor of Business for Peace
Sindyanna of Galilee is a female-led non-profit that actively promotes the concepts of “business for peace” and Fair Trade in Israel. We achieve this by selling Arab producers’ olive oil and other premium products in the international marketplace according to Fair Trade principles, and then channeling all of the profits back into Arab women education.
Established in 1996, Sindyanna of Galilee is the only certified fair-trade olive oil producer in Israel that operates among the country’s Arab population bringing deep functional expertise and a practical approach to build capabilities and deliver real impact. The work we do aims to bridge cultural divides, encourage sustainable agriculture, and support organic farming.
Our staff consists of Arab and Jewish women who share a vision of peaceful coexistence, and work towards this goal side by side with skill, care, and a passion for the craft.
House Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This well-balanced fruity house blend is composed of our award-winning Barne’a, Coratina and Arbequina cultivars.
Fair Trade Organic Olive Oil This olive oil has won multiple awards, including the Extra Gold Medal at the Premio Biol competition in Italy as as one of the world’s best olive oils. The oil comes from olives harvested at an organic grove jointly cultivated by Jews and Arabs in Wadi Ara, Israel.
Coratina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This remarkable Coratina has won multiple awards, with the recent Prestige Gold award at Terra Olivo. With origins in Puglia, Italy, this variety displays complex notes of green apple peel and asparagus that precede pleasant nuances of lingering green chili.
Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The Picual is an olive varietal originally from Spain with high levels of polyphenols. It displays a smooth, aromatic, and mildly sweet flavor making it a favorite among chefs. It exudes fruity aromas reminiscent of green apple and almonds.
Barne’a Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Recipient of numerous Terra Olivo and BIOL awards, a “green” herbaceous aroma and a strong pepper finish with a distinct pungency. Developed in Israel, the Barne’a cultivar has become Israel’s flagship olive oil.
Za’atar Mix Produced traditionally from shade dried za’atar leaves that are grown in the Galilee by Arab farmers. Roasted organic sesame seeds, sea salt, sumac and organic olive oil. Use as a seasoning for meats and vegetables, sprinkle on humus or labaneh (yogurt drained to make a tangy creamy cheese), or dipped in olive oil and eaten with pita bread.