This year’s olive season has begun but it’s amid a double blow. First the yields of the cyclic orchards are generally low thanks to Mother Nature heat wave during flowering last year and secondly, the coronavirus has put restraints on the harvesting, which is usually done by hand among families and friends. Still, olive oil from the Holy Land is making its mark. Hadas Lahav is the CEO of Sindyanna, a women-led, not-for-profit social business in the Galilee. She told reporter Arieh O’Sullivan that their organic, fair-trade olive oil is a manifestation of a growing number of multi-cultural collaborations between Arabs and Jews. And their's also empowers women.