My Olive Tree plants olive trees in the Holy Land as a sign of peace, friendship, and solidarity with the nation of Israel. Our trees are planted in the land to give a physical harvest AND send a spiritual message.
Trees are an investment into the future. If you moved into a temporary home, you would not go to the expense of planting trees whose full potential will not be realized for many years. Trees take time to grow and mature, but when they do, they are majestic and speak of a great history and a wonderful future.
Have you ever planted a new tree at your home and then moved away? When you see the tree many
years later, you can be shocked by the growth and size of the once small sapling that graced your yard, propped up by rods and ties. Now, years later, it stands independently in great strength.
When we plant olive trees in Israel we are saying that YOU—Israelis—belong. YOU have a history. You have a FUTURE. That in spite of all the wars that challenge your existence, we are standing with you.
Since 1948 Israel has been involved in many battles. Below is a list of wars and military operations the IDF has been a part of since 1948:
- 1948 Palestine War (1947-1949)
- Reprisal Operations (1950-1960)
- Suez Crisis (October 1956)
- Six-Day War (June 1967)
- War of Attrition (1967-1970)
- Yom Kippur War (October 1973)
- Palestinian insurgency in South Lebanon (1971-1982)
- 1982 Lebanon War (1982)
- South Lebanon Conflict (1982-2000)
- First Intifada (1987-1993)
- Second Intifada (2005)
- 2006 Lebanon War (Summer 2006)
- Gaza War (2008-2009)
- Operation Pillar of Defense (2012)
- Operation Protective Edge (2014)
In the last 66 years, Israel has been locked in a constant battle for survival, and My Olive Tree is honored and passionate to be a part of her current events and her future. Our Peace Grove has been planted on an army base in the southern Negev and stands as a sign of peace and a promise for the future. It is a way for us who live so far away to say “we love you, we believe in you, and we are praying for your peace!” It is our way to put our prayers into action.
To find out more about the My Olive Tree Peace Grove, and how you can be a part of this historic project, please visit: www.MyOliveTree.com.
Our mission is to create a partnership between the Evangelical community and the nation of Israel; this partnership will produce employment, income, and revenue for humanitarian aid projects in Israel. We envision the planting of one-million olive trees over the next seven years. This relationship was prophesied in the Bible centuries ago, that the foreigners and strangers (those not of Jewish descent) would help rebuild the walls of Israel and cause the desert to bloom (Isa 35:1). Among other things, this reforestation is an environmental blessing for the entire region. May all who participate in this project be blessed body, soul and spirit; it is time for you to take root in Israel!